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Generally, atheism is classified as someone who doesn't believe in any gods, but 21 percent of people who say they're atheists actually believe in God and only 8 percent are completely certain that God doesn't exist. So to answer your question...kind of.
Atheist do not believe in God, but some people just say they are atheist because they don't have a religion, but what they mean is deist. Deism is the belief of God and his nature, but not a certain religion.
not really i know some people who have claimed to be "atheist" but yet they still pray during lunch or they start talking about how christian they are a few weeks later. im an atheist, and i dont believe in god at all. i dont think "he" is real as an idea or as an actual sentient being but that's my own opinion and i have nothing against those who believe in god. try and shove it down my throat though and were gonna have some problems
Atheists fall into 2 categories. Pure atheist: no god possible, period. (very few fall in this group) AND Atheist/Agnostic: maybe there's a god, maybe not, not enough proof either way (majority of atheists fall in this group)
No, that is the meaning of "atheist". However, an atheist can also be an agnostic. That is someone who doesn't know if God exists. An atheist can say "I don't know if God exists, but based on what I DO know I don't believe in a God."
I'm an atheist, and I don't believe in god, but I'm not saying he doesn't exist, I'm just keeping an open mind and thinking of all possibilities. Maybe god is real, maybe not, maybe nobody will ever know the answer.
Why are we trying so hard to prove atheists do believe? Well they say they don't believe, so be it. How's it any worse than believing in a god who got tired after 6 days of work and had to rest or can't get to control his own creation, lucifer ....?
I have been asked by some "what did God do to you to make you not believe in him?" That is such a strange Question, I usually ask them "What part of atheist do you not understand?" Something that does not exist cannot do anything to me.
However I have ran into those that say their atheist yet are that way because they feel that god or God let them down or did something to them, which actually makes them agnostic not atheist.
On the point of it being a religion it is not in any way a religion, we all have our own views and opinions. The only thing we have for sure in common is the dis-belief in ANY god or God.
Nu atheists do not believe in god. But not only do they believe in god. They don't believe in anything at all. Which is kinda weird, because the universe was created somehow. And that in fact was our God(: