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Do you think it's truly possible to be an Atheist?

It is my opinion that everyone believes in something, whether it be Jesus Christ, Buddah, Islam, Peter Pan ect ect, or themselves. What do you think?

 
Clarity_Faith

Asked by Clarity_Faith at 9:53 PM on Jun. 29, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • a-theist means "no-god" or "without a god." They do not answer to or believe in a higher power. It does not mean they do not have faith. We all have faith. We have faith that the chair we sit in will hold us up. We have faith that our friends and family will be there for us when we wake up tomorrow. Anyone of any belief system or lack thereof can have faith in something--but that doesn't change the definition of atheism

    There are many athiests who are extremely spiritual people.
    NovemberLove

    Answer by NovemberLove at 10:03 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • You DO know what atheist means right? Atheist does not mean "believes in nothing". It means they don't believe in a higher being/deity/god.

    By the way, Hi I'm an atheist!
    KristiS11384

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 9:56 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • The definition of an Atheist is someone who denies the existence of god. It does NOT mean you believe in nothing. Many atheists believe in the kindness of people, the beauty of the earth, science, etc. So, I think you're misunderstanding what "atheist" means.
    emilex

    Answer by emilex at 9:58 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • I consider myself an athiest. I guess you could say I believe in science but thats about it. I don't believe in any kind of higher being. Just nature and science.
    jdhshamoo

    Answer by jdhshamoo at 9:54 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • get a dictionary, atheist doesn't mean what you seem to think it means.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 9:56 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • Absolutely.
    a·the·ism   /ˈeɪθiˌɪzəm/ Show Spelled[ey-thee-iz-uhm] Show IPA
    –noun
    1. the doctrine or belief that there is no god.
    2. disbelief in the existence of a supreme being or beings.
    GingerMom33

    Answer by GingerMom33 at 10:01 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • yes,maybe you're not understanding the meaning of the word.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 9:55 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • just because we don't believe in gods-doesn't mean we believe in NOTHING!
    I believe in Santa Clause ;)
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:59 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • yours in the second question in as many days questioning the "validity" of atheism. it's offensive to imply that you know strangers mind better than they know themselves. if you ask an offensive question, expect people to take offense.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 10:06 PM on Jun. 29, 2010

  • no, I KNOW it is, I've been one my entire life.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 9:55 PM on Jun. 29, 2010