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is the lack of belief in the existence of God or gods or, more strongly, the position that there is no such thing as Gods and Devils.
Atheism may involve the outright rejection of any kind of theism (which can be generally
defined as the belief in one or more gods); or it may be the rejection of belief in a specific god or gods (e.g. the Christian God); or it may be just a general feeling that humans can explain the universe and devise suitable moral codes to live by without the aid of Gods or scriptures; or it may a more passive lack of belief in the existence of gods, due to ignorance or apathy.
You could still believe in the existence of such things as souls, life after death, ghosts, supernatural powers and still remain an atheist because you disbelieve in the existence of God or gods. In practice though, most atheists also reject any supernatural or transcendent reality, usually citing a lack of empirical evidence.
Being an atheist it’s quite freeing. Instead of pushing so hard to do right by an invisible being that seems incredibly narcissistic and bent on making life difficult for everybody, you get to do what feels right to me. You get to live for today, instead of living for a possible afterlife that nobody can even prove is real. You have a freedom of thought that just can’t be achieved within most religions. You become free to consider all avenues of life and make my own sense of things. You don’t have a superior telling me that my gay friends are evil, or that sex without marriage, even with somebody you love completely, is wrong.
Disbelief is the default position — no one is born having a belief. Beliefs are acquired through culture and education. It is not ultimately up to the atheist to justify atheism; rather, it is up to the theist to explain why belief in a god is reasonable. In the absence of such an explanation, theism should be regarded as irrelevant at best, but more likely irrational.
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