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An atheist is a person who believes in no gods or supernatural beings. To avoid that "believe" word which is often twisted by theists to prove that we "believe" in somethi…ng: An atheist is someone who has thought things through, concluded that there is no god now or ever, and accepted that fact. Theists believe in god(s). The letter "a", prefixed to a word, means "the opposite to". So a-theists are the opposite of theists.
Answer I thought long and hard about the claims of religion (I was raised a Christian), and I found that there was no evidence to support those claims. Not a singl…e shred. So I stopped believing. Answer I have never discovered any evidence which suggests that any gods exist (or even which ones of the thousands claimed are more likely). They all have equal amounts of evidence: zero. Answer I do not believe in claims which have zero evidence to support them. Personally, I believe it is equally illogical to claim that there is a god or gods, and there is not a god or gods. For me, it came down to a choice - I believe that many scientific theories are correct, or at least on the right track, and science tends to mesh a bit better with atheism. In addition, I accept that there could be some sort of higher being, but I don't think that being would be as described in the major religions. I get a feeling of freedom, the ability to do as I choose, and not as a higher intelligence has determined for me. Answer I am an atheist due to the fact that the theory of evolution has been proven to be true while all religions have never been proven entirely true. Christians believe god created earth and man. Evolution has proved that man has evolved from the tiniest of microorganisms. Answer There are two factors that seem to be in effect my position to answer the question Studies of the brain and genetics indicate that there may be a physical and genetic connection between a person's ability to believe in god(s) and the structure of their minds. Atheists of this stripe just can't buy into a god or gods. I would attribute much of my position to this factor whatever it may be. Amusingly, this could be called the "God made me this way." explanation by theists. Having found myself unable to buy into the supernatural, I attempted to determine why others had "belief". Logic, when brought to bear on all religious belief, appeared to demolish it. This affirmed the "gut" decision that I had made. Answer I am an atheist because I simply do not believe in any religion. I think religions are like fairy tales, and were made to scam people. Scamming is a basic fact, because just look at medieval times when chruches tried to sell indulgences. And Fairy tales because the idea of going to a fluffy cloud heaven place after death to live for all eternity seems illogical to me. Also the whole creation of how God made humans and Earth I think has been disproven by science and astronomy. Answer I was raised in England although not in a religious household. I attended Baptist Sunday School until I was about 7 because all kids from the village went there so that's where all your friends were. I remember finding it all a bit tedious and ridiculous even then and I just can't make myself believe things that seem so obviously untrue. I am an atheist because the the claims of Christianity, Islam, Judaism etc. are littered with so many illogical inaccuracies and contradictions (not just in religious text but in their actions too) that it makes the mind boggle that ANYONE subscribes to them. All religions pretty much teach that unquestioning belief is a virtue. Why? The answer is simple, if you start questioning the beliefs and dogma of these religions the only conclusion you can reach is that they are wrong. Answer I am atheist because I dont believe in God/Gods. Personally i believe science disproves religion. Answer We are all born atheists. In the same way that no one is born a bigot, no one is born into a religion. It must be taught. I am an atheist because there is no reason to believe in a god at all. No evidence exists. So, why bother? Gods are make-believe entities that man once used to help explain the mysteries of the world. Since science has begun to unravel those mysteries, there is really no need for a god anymore. Religion has seen this coming for centuries and has fought science at every turn. Since science often conflicts with religious texts, religious leaders see science as a threat to their way of life. So, superstitious people still cling to their religions. It might be that they are not secure enough to embrace reality, or perhaps they just don't know any other way to live without their spiritual "comfort blanket."
2.5% of the worlds population are atheist but this figure is inaccurate since there are some regions of the world where it is a social stigma to be an atheist. http://en.wiki…pedia.org/wiki/Demographics_of_atheism About 2.01 % are atheist, about another 16% are non-religious according to Wikipedia
Opinion Because there is less prosecution for atheists these days. Less pressure from the government and families to believe in a certain doctrine (although there is still pr…essure in some places). Also, communism instated atheism as the state religion, seeing as how Marx described religion as the opiate of the masses. Lastly, with science some people feel that mysticism no longer has a place in their lives since everything has a rational explanation. Opinion Everything in the first answer is true, though I think it is prudent to note that the biggest reason is probably science. Deities are usually put in place to explain things that couldn't be explained at the time (Zeus was the reason for lightning, for example). Now that we have an explanation for lightning, we no longer need Zeus. At this point, god has been relegated, by anyone who understands enough science, that the only place for him anymore is untestable areas with assertions about God making the Big Bang happen and having a heaven/hell to go to after we die. We now know a deity is not needed to make a star, planet, life, sentience, and other major things previously attributed to him/her. So, logically at this point god can only be a "clockmaker" who started the universe via the Big Bang and hasn't interfered since (which makes him negligible), or simply doesn't exist. Either would give the same amount of evidence we have today: none. As science continues to progress, there is less and less need for God (as shown in the previous paragraph, he's nonexistent or negligible already), and with advancements in global communication, polling studies, and such it becomes more an more apparent that organised religion is generally a corrupting influence that is a detriment to society.
Atheist are people who express no belief in god(s).
Norway, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, etc.
Philippines has the largest catholics population in the world. But, when it comes to Roman catholics, Brazil sits on the top.
He is an atheist because he does not believe in any one of the available gods such as Jesus, Yaweh, Mohammed or Zeus. Presumably he does not believe in any of these things b…ecause he has realised that: the religious ideas that he was brought up with are logically inconsistent and contradictory;the religious people he knows can use religious arguments to justify any position they hold no matter how immoral or unethical it may seem; there is simply no evidence that he can see with his own eyes of god intervening in the world in any way whatsoever no matter how much people pray to him or herand finally that the world can be explained much more easily, sensibly and clearly if one drops the whole idea of god.
This is complicated by Buddhism; many Buddhists don't believe in gods and are therefore atheists. If you mean which country has the greatest number of non-religious people as… a proportion of the population; probably the UK.
No, most people in China are one of Buddhist, Taoist and/or followers of Confucianism.
You don't have to do anything to be an atheist. Although atheism is described in a variety of ways that often depend on the views of the describer, an atheist is a person from… whose life a belief in the divine (god) is absent. There is no denial of, no failure to recognize and no denouncing of the supernatural contained within the term atheist. At its most basic level atheism is the absence of belief in the supernatural. except experience the absence of belief in gods.
As with any demographic poll of religion, and especially Atheism, there might be slight inaccuracies. Sometimes, "non-affiliated" or "Agnostic" will be considered "Atheist…". And, many times, atheists are afraid to identify themselves. That being said; according to Wikipedia sources and a 2002 survey by Adherents.com, estimated the proportion of the worlds people who indentify as "secular, non-religious, agnostic or atheist", at around 14%. Other polls, both official and unofficial, place the number at about 0% (Nigeria) to 39% (UK) and some as high worldwide as 52% - 72% in the west.
about 8-15% based on the region.
By far religious people commit suicide moe than atheists.
The short answer is no-one knows for sure for the whole world, but in the USA around 0.07% of prisoners identify themselves as atheist.
They are from a magical place in which everyone is happy and free from torment and judgement. People are also free to think rationally. Answer: Honestly, A…theists can be from anywhere. They don't come from a specific region or country. They're just like you and me. It's like saying, "Where do people with glasses come from?". They can come from absolutly anywhere, from any social group.