Which do you see as the definition of atheism?

@ezzrssi (11197)
Italy
December 21, 2006 4:44pm CST
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@kiiizu (1901)
• Estonia
21 Dec 06
The best definition of atheism (for me, at least) I met in 'The Colors of Snow' by Kate Fenton, which proves that even reading a romance can give you a new idea. I give you a quote: 'Atheists have to believe positively in nothing. That there is no supreme being of any sort. Nothing whatsoever. It's quite a difficult position to maintain, intellectually.' The character who is saying it, is a priest. I agree with him and with the author.
@Tanya8 (1734)
• Canada
27 Dec 06
I am an atheist and define it as a lack of belief in dieties. Philosophically I don't claim to know with absolute certainty that there is no such thing as god, but I don't call myself agnostic (probably a better definition of what I am), because people commonly take it to mean that I'm on the fence. It's incorrect to say that athiests believe in "nothing". All people, religious and not, believe (and don't believe) in so many things it's difficult to enumerate them all.
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@speakeasy (4215)
• United States
27 Dec 06
Atheism is the belief that there is no "supreme being", "god", "deity", etc. No omnipotent force is looking over our shoulder to reward, punish, or protect us.
@jricbt (1455)
• Brazil
4 Jan 07
For me : "Atheism is the LACK of belief in any deities" is a better definition.
@the_actor (494)
• Philippines
28 Dec 06
atheism is all about apathy of no God.
• Romania
27 Dec 06
Religion - Religion
Simply put, atheism equals disbelief in any form of religion.