[D.A. logo] Definitions of "atheism" and "atheist"
Clarifying a point of nature.
[Greek word for: atheism]
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Frequently Answered Questions (FAQ)

What validates the definition on this web site as correct?
The additional etymological information and the references are used to validate the definition provided.

Why aren't you worried about being punished in the afterlife for your blasphemy?
This is not blasphemy, and atheists are absent of belief in theistic concepts of an afterlife.

How is "atheism" not an "ism?"
The "-ism" suffix belongs to "theism" (which includes belief in one or more deities).  The "a-" prefix in "atheism" essentially indicates the "absence" [of theism].

Doesn't the definition on this web site describe agnosticism?
No, while atheism is the classification of "absence of belief in deities," agnosticism is the classification of "absence of knowledge about deities."  (Please also note that this differs from "Huxley Agnosticism" which asserts that there isn't sufficient evidence to prove or disprove the existence of deities.)

 

See also

For additional answers to questions about atheism:  http://www.atheistfrontier.com/faq/

atheism community on Google+

Atheism professional group on LinkedIn

atheist Blog Roll (\@BR)

Atheist Frontier - Questioning what's Real

 
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