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Can you try and explain what atheism means to you in three words? 

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1,468 deviants said I'll give it a try :dummy:
46%
1,238 deviants said No :iconsadtardplz:

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Letrune Featured By Owner May 3, 2015
Learn the facts.
Adjust your facts.
Be a good person.
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Ink-spill Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Refusing to believe
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QueenMimi011 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I'm Unitarian, and we accept whatever you choose to believe. I don't know any atheists, And have no idea how to describe it in three words, but Wikipedia said it's "rejection in belief". That sounds incredibly wrong.

how about "Lives with reality?"
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tbnfd Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
hmm..

live with truth

don't believing in nonsense [more info : comments.deviantart.com/14/333… :pointr: point 1 and 2 ]
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lightbeginnings Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lost trapped souls.
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dreameroftheblue Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
faith in nonfaith? 
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unusual-gear Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014

Finding new answers

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tbnfd Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
This is a very interesting explanation.. ;)
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Dropdeadcoheed Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Basic Common Sense 

But I don't mean to offend anyone = )
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Untiokochikun Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2013
Closed minded person.
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WhatHappensInLove Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Giving no fucks xxx
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Whetsit-Tuya Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ignorance, Hell, Exaggeration
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Rikkrolla Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013
personal responsibility/accountability
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TwinkieFennecFox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2013  Student Photographer
Fine on own


I'm an atheist... But seeing how it's a Christian term I just say I don't have a religion. 

I'm fine on my own, I don't need an almighty god helping me. My brother, cousin, and a teacher all feel that way.
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Falconsstrike Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
one who attempts to observe.

In my opinion, athiets (bleh spelling) are people who don't want to be tied down by a single religion, so they just don't beleive in anything.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Student Filmographer
That's an odd way to define it, but each to their own I guess.
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Shona-RoseArt Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
ignorant, self-loving, lost
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LiltingMoone Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist

There's. Something. Not.

XD I tried. (I know, it's a serious issue that shouldn't be taken lightly, but at times, you do.)

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The-Grey-Panther Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Stop. And. Think.
Believe. In. Yourself.

Don't accept – DISCOVER.
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earthflight Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Good without God
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Halfmoon-Media Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Misguided thought processes
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
freedom of beliefs
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T3K1NH4 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Be your self....
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Drakenia7 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2013
There's no god...

Only stupid humans and hunted animals >_>
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Mirrixor Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Living with sin

That sounds a bit strange, but in fact religions also keep you (when you truelly follow the rules) on the right path and prefent you from doing bad stuff. In real life, it does not seem to work this way... But in theorie, if everybody followed a peacefull religion, there would be no war, nobody who fights to gain power and so on and so on.
And also, if you would not believe, you can do whatever you want, and live in sin, because there is none who will judge you for it.

Religion does not mean you must ignore all the rest in the world. For myselve, I am a selve claimed sientific-open-minded-believer (if that's the right name xD). I still have not joined any religion, but I believe in God and science. I have a free mind, but will always think about what is good and wrong and that you always should use your brains before action. And the fact that I have not joined any religion, is because they all use strange rules in which I can not find myselve. Also, if there is a book I shall follow, it is the New Testament. Most other books are way too cruel to believe in...
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Zorocan Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
fuck the rest
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Sunshine-aka-Polly Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
That's quite an interesting thing to ask. We've recently talked about this topic in our religion classes and as far as I got it, there are four different kinds of atheism.

1) Practical Atheism:
The exclusion of God/religion from one's life (but not explicitly stating, that one doesn't believe in God). It is possible that one theoretically is believing.

2) Methodical Atheism:
When searching for the causes of natural processes, one has to search for the direct natural causes (the second causes) given by the autonomy of the corresponding natural fields. God can be seen as a given first cause, the reason for the whole reality. (E.g. when you believe in the big bang and see it as God's will)

3) Atheism as form of correction of a wrong interpreted theism, possibly a religious person who believes in some form of higher force etc.

4) Actual Atheism:
The rejection of the idea that God exists. (e.g. Friedrich Nietzsche)

For me atheism is: Denial of God.

I'm sorry that this is a lot more than three words, but I wanted to share the information. :)
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tbnfd Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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Denial of god... hmm.. You mean "God never exist" - so...:
As for me - it's true, I agree :)

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For me - all Religions are trumped, fictious..
There is no God, it is just a figment of idiots from the church

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The Real is (mainly) this, what you can touch (for example, any thing), see (eg. I see planet, moon, star, etc), feel (the wind on my face), and rest of the things proven by science..
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mymothersgirl Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013
Needing evidence to believe.
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SophistcationOfSorts Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013  Student General Artist
to "ABANDON THY SHIP"
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FireEagleSpirit Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Liberty to think
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RazZifae Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Absent of god
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Mousenibbles Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
Atheism is taught, as religion is, and found when God is abandoned. The atheists I know either gave up on God because they think so many horrible things have happened to them that God must not exist, or they grew up in atheist families and it's simply what they were taught to believe.
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's not true. I grew up in a Catholic family, and was raised to believe in god, and I went to a Roman Catholic girls school that in the past used to actually be a convent, and I am still atheist. When I was young, people had brainwashed me to believe in God. I don't know exactly when it was, but at one point I just realized that I didn't believe a word of it. Nothing anyone had ever said ever made me truly believe that there is such a thing as God. I had never believed it to begin with. And no one "taught me" that. For one, I didn't even know anyone who was an atheist, I did not have access to the internet and I only watched TV shows that my parents let me. For the most part of my childhood, I didn't even know that atheism existed. So I realized it on my own. There is no way to "teach someone" their beliefs. Yes, religion is taught, but it is your choice whether to believe it or not.

And I mean no disrespect whatsoever to religious people when I say that. I think everyone should be entitled to believe in whatever they want. If I didn't think that I wouldn't be an atheist, now would I? And I actually greatly admire people who have been able to stick to their faith throughout their whole life. I think that is something to be proud of. There is nothing wrong with being religious in the same sense as there it nothing wrong with being atheist.
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moni158 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013  Student Filmographer
Not really, Atheism is the default. Nobody is born believing in God. That stuff is taught.

Anyway, that's rather interesting, The only atheists I know just weren't convinced by religious ideals/ideals/ lack of proof etc. Doesn't sound like these atheists you met have really thought their position through if that's all they are going on. :shrug:
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LovableLuma Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Disbelief in God.... It's the only way I can put it.
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LWhitney Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Giving up faith.
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BBMacToma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Unforgiving of Self.
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carnal-malefice Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
There's no god
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S-chama Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013
No "Holy" wars.

Honestly, are there any wars started by atheists? But dang do Catholics and Christians and Muslims and whatnot love to kill one another for believing differently!
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SycrosD4 Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Stalin was an atheist. So was Mao Zedong.
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BBMacToma Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I would read the Quran and see who really begins wars with other people.

And Catholics...ugh..............the only people who believe in one almight God but totally neglect his own words teachings by appointing a "holy leader" called Pope. Catholics and their vessels to talk to God. WTF. Saints? According to the Bible, all Christians are saints...so what are the Catholics really doing? Martin Luther was right........
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EloquentNightmare Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist
Existing without Theism
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Plognark Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
“I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours.”

- Stephen Roberts
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Surrender-of-Eagles Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Denying God's existence.
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Boomchick Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
Still a person.
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Alice-Shinigami Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Disbelief in God
Hatred of Religion (some people just plain hate it)

And whoever said:
Seeing is believing
Morals without religion
Logic before faith
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FanGirl-Gone-Hyper Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't believe in God, but I promise you I have no "hatred of religion". Everyone is entitled to believe what they want.
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Alice-Shinigami Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

Well, I know that most atheists don't hate religion, but I've known a few that do.

And yes, you are definitely right about that, sorry.

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Zinfer Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Faith in science
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