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does atheism mean ignoring the God or believing the Evil ?i searched about it but i...

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balim | Student, Grade 9 | eNoter

Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:00 PM via web

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does atheism mean ignoring the God or believing the Evil ?

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thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted April 4, 2012 at 6:33 PM (Answer #2)

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An atheist is convinced that no gods or other supernatural beings exist.

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 4, 2012 at 7:15 PM (Answer #4)

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Atheism is not the same thing as worshipping Satan.  As Post #2 says, atheism is about disbelief, not belief.  An atheist doesn't believe in Satan, much less worship him.  Neither does an atheist belief in worshipping the pagan spirits.  Atheists simply do not worship anything because they do not believe in supernatural beings.

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | Valedictorian

Posted April 4, 2012 at 7:36 PM (Answer #5)

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Atheism is a denial of religious faith. This therefore means that atheists refuse in believing or worshipping any God of any official or unofficial religion. The motif's behind atheism are gradually increasing with the development of science and technology; it seems more and more unlikely every day that the Universe was created by a higher force and that the Big Bang, although a subject to skeptism is a more likely conclusion to the creation of the universe.

Atheists do not worship or believe in evil or Satan. Doing so would contradict their morals and principles. Worshippers of Satan are calledSatanists. They believe in the values of the Devil, and follow the rules and regulations it outlines for them to abide by.

 

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loraaa | Student | Valedictorian

Posted April 4, 2012 at 7:39 PM (Answer #6)

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Atheists do not believe in the existence of God.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 4, 2012 at 10:29 PM (Answer #7)

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Atheists do not believe in the existence of God, so it would be illogical for them to believe in Satan.

The majority of atheists prefer to think that the world runs the way it does strictly because of the laws of physics and the results of personal choices. Keep in mind that the concepts of "good" and "evil" are strictly value judgements; what one person views as evil may not seem evil to someone else.

You can read more about atheism at this link.

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lsumner | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:43 PM (Answer #8)

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I heard one man say that an atheist is someone who is mad at God, thus choosing to not believe in the supernatural. Perhaps an atheist prayed a prayer that went unanswered or was not answered in a way that one desires. This is one man's take on atheism. I agree with the above post in that if an atheist does not believe in god, then it would be illogical for him to believe in Satan.  

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tinicraw | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted April 4, 2012 at 11:55 PM (Answer #9)

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Atheists do not believe in a supreme being, nor do they worship anyone or anything. Satan is God's counterpart, so I like post #7 which would make that belief illogical. Don't forget Agnostics, too, though. They believe that someone or something supreme is out there, they just aren't converted to one idea or another. A friend of mine who is Agnostic said he would just decide after he dies and finds out first hand what's waiting on the other side. :)

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bullgatortail | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted April 5, 2012 at 12:18 AM (Answer #10)

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Atheists are capable of living peaceful lives, loving others, doing good deeds, and providing a positive existence in the world--they just don't believe in the supernatural being of a god.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 5, 2012 at 2:07 AM (Answer #11)

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Looking at the construction of the world we can find out about atheist. Theo is god in Greek. Theism is belief in existence of gods or god, supernaturally revealed to man. Atheism is disbelief in existence of gods or god and hence atheist is the one who does not believe in gods or god or any supernatural being. Therefore an atheist does not believe in Satan as well.

Any action or thing can be defined as good or evil as they are relative and it is more so when does not believe in values defined by the supernatural God or gods that determine the basic values for the believers.

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frizzyperm | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 5, 2012 at 3:43 AM (Answer #12)

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To understand atheism, you must first understand theism. Theism is the belief in the God of a particular religion. Theists are members of a religion. Examples of theists would be Christians or Muslims or Hindus etc.

Atheists think religions are man-made and contain no special knowledge. Atheists reject the claims of religion as insufficient. It is not a position of belief, it is the rejection of a position of belief. The classic little soundbite goes like this... "Atheism is a belief in the same way that not collecting stamps is a hobby." 

We do not insist that God doesn't exist (because you can't prove a negative) we insist there's absolutely no evidence for God. We are in a very skeptical, long-term waiting position... when there is some physical evidence for the existence of God, we'll accept it. Until then, considering all we know about the failings and foibles of human nature, and considering the complete and total lack of a single scrap evidence; it seems sensible to conclude that religions are fantastical nonsense and there is no God.

Consider this... everyone is an atheist (honestly). A Christian theist is a muslim atheist... and also a hindu atheist and a buddhist atheist and a rastafarian atheist etc etc. You are atheistic about 99.99% of the religions in the world. Atheists just add one extra religion to your very long list of rejected religions.

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najm1947 | Elementary School Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 12, 2012 at 3:18 AM (Answer #19)

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In reply to post 12:

To understand atheism, you must first understand theism. Theism is the belief in the God of a particular religion. - Frizzy

I have my reservations on the statement. For all religions that believe in Abraham, God is the same One God. It is the difference in the 'Code of Conduct' that makes the religion for a certain time and/or race .

According to Islam, the Scriptures making the Old Testament and the New Testament were for the sons of Jacob (Israel) and were revealed from time to time till the arrival of Jesus. At the time of arrival of Mohammad, all the former Sriptures have been currupted, human race has advance and needed a revised 'Code for Conduct'. Quran was revealed by the same God at that time for all times to come for the whole mankind - The Last Code of Conduct.

In Hiduism, The god  is the same God as of Abraham but the "Code of Conduct" was for a different area (India) and same is for the other religions according to belief of Muslims.

The confusion about God is caused only due to the fact that the scriptures are not available in their original form, as revealed by God, for any religion except Islam.

I don't think the followers of other religion would have any difference of opinion about the God being the same God - The Creator of  the Universe though they may differ on some of His attributes like Trinity etc.

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texasmilly | Student, College Freshman | eNoter

Posted May 1, 2012 at 8:32 PM (Answer #20)

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The confusion about God is caused only due to the fact that the scriptures are not available in their original form, as revealed by God, for any religion except Islam. Najm

Everyone else's religious claims are wrong and misguided, but yours are right and directed by God. Hmmm... you know the weird thing, Najm, Enotes is full of American Christians who make EXACTLY the same claim about their religion. What is a poor old atheist supposed to do when confronted with such diametrically opposed claims-without-evidence?

In Hinduism, The god  is the same God as of Abraham but the "Code of Conduct" was for a different area (India) and same is for the other religions according to belief of Muslims. - Najm

So Hindus worship Allah but don't realise it, eh, Najm? Yeah, I'd bet they'd be perfectly happy with that cheap, little claim. 

Najm, I know you're all wrong, You all actually worship the Flying Spaghetti Monster, but you have been diverted from the truth by ancient evil demons. I know the ultimate truth for the FSM touched me with his noodly appendages. I know in my heart this is the pure and only truth. So you have to be wrong.

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