We all believe that there is a god who controls the universe , nothing happens without his consent , he is the creator as well as the destroyer. And we pray to god and seek his blessings. We all remember him in stress and happiness. But today we are going to discuss atheism! What is atheism and why it is not a religion?
What is Atheism?
The reason and believe us the only reason as to why people do not talk about or ask as “what is atheism and who is an atheist?” because they have pre- conceived idea about what an atheist is. And these ideas can come from anywhere , from your neighbors to your family etc. It does not matter where you learn it from what matters is that is it correct or wrong. Yes , this is the only thing that counts.
Atheism is incorrectly defined mostly every where. It is defined as a belief system. But it is not. Atheism is not a disbelief in the god or a denial that there is a god. It is a lack of belief in gods. Older dictionaries define atheism as “a belief that there is no God.” Some dictionaries even describe atheism as “wickedness,” “sinfulness,” and other derogatory adjectives , Which are offensive. You can not trust these dictionaries.
Why should theists define what atheism and who atheist are? It is not fair to the whole atheism community. Dp other minorities let define majority their views and beliefs. So, why the hell should atheist accept somebody else’s definition of their belief.
Why Atheism Is Not A Religion?
There is some religion that is atheist ( certain sects of Buddhism, for example ), that does not mean it is atheism is a religion. Some people defined atheism in a disgusting way. Bill Maher said, “If atheism is a religion, then abstinence is a sexual position.”
The only common thread that ties all atheists together is a lack of belief in gods and supernatural beings. Not all atheist are same. Somewhere we noticed it said that “Atheists come in a variety of shapes, colors, beliefs, convictions, and backgrounds. We are as unique as our fingerprints.”
In the end, we can only say this that there is no proof of god’s existence neither of his non- existence. But we all have right to think, opine , say or do whatever we want to do just do not harm anybody. This is a never ending topic. We should respect another person, group or a community belief. Never disrespect other person belief.