Top Answer
User Avatar
Wiki User
Answered 2009-12-08 21:29:48
As stated previously there is no organized belief system. Atheists are largely independent (free thinkers) and there is not strong organization although there are a few groups. Answer
Atheism is not an organized belief system - indeed it rejects faith as as useful way of understanding; it has no teachings.
To assume that atheists have common beliefs is to misunderstand what atheism is. Atheists simply don't hold a belief in god(s). That is all. Atheists reject faith-based belief and instead tend to rely on empirical (testable, repeatable) evidence.

The above is correct. Atheism has no teachings: it is simply the position which reasonable people take when confronted by religion. Atheists assume nothing. There are good atheists and bad atheists. But the only thing which could be said to be a "teaching" would be this: "don't believe what anyone tells you without checking the facts and thinking about it for yourself." That's it. if you do that, and you do it thoroughly, then you'll be an atheist.
Whatever else you are is up to you.


As noted before, atheism is not an organized belief system and has no teachings; however, in general, atheists would agree with the principles of secular Humanism.

Note: atheist does not = secular humanist
User Avatar

Your Answer


Still have questions?

Related Questions

What do atheism teach in the social interaction?

I'm not clear what you are asking here. Atheism isn't a religion so it doesn't have "teachings" in the religious sense.

Is there a Godless religion apart from atheism?

Atheism isn't a religion. Buddhism has no God in its teachings, just because something is a religion doesn't mean they believe in a God.

How many gods are there in atheism?

Atheism is the belief that gods do not exist, so there are no gods in atheism.

What is Atheism called in grammar?

Atheism is a noun.

Who are the major Prophets of atheism?

There are no prophets of atheism.

What are atheism beliefs?

Atheism is the belief that there is no god.

What has the author George H Smith written?

George H. Smith has written: 'Atheism, Ayn Rand, and other heresies' -- subject(s): Atheism, Philosophy, Religion and state 'The Wealth of Nations Part 1' 'Why Atheism?' -- subject(s): atheism 'Atheism' -- subject(s): atheism, Atheism, Controversial literature, Christianity

What are the basic teachings of atheism and what are the logics of them?

There aren't really any "teachings" in atheism. One simply chooses to not believe in any deity. The logics of them are quite simple. Just USE logic. Through logic, with an open mind to logic, and a full understanding of logic, it is possible to realize that there really is nothing out there for humans to have hope for. No salvation. Many atheists find comedy in the tragic fallacies and hypocritical, senseless arguments found in organized religion.

Can you give me a sentence for atheism?

Atheism is not a religion. [S] [V] [o] Here you are, a complete sentence with atheism.

What does atheism refered to?

Atheism is the lack of belief in God.

Can you give me a sentence for the word atheism?

"Atheism is not a religion."

When atheism established?

Atheism was never established, as it is not a religion.

When did atheism become a religion?

Atheism is by definition not a religion.

What has the author Geoffrey Berg written?

Geoffrey Berg has written: 'The six ways of atheism' -- subject(s): Atheism 'The six ways of atheism' -- subject(s): Atheism

Sentences using atheism?

Many philosophers have defended atheism; the rejection of the belief in gods.Atheism is the disbelief in gods.

What happened if you didn't believe in the Greek Gods?

Atheism wasnt prosecuted in ancient Greece but you could get in trouble for ''teachings that corrupt the youth'' like Socrates. Also it wasnt very popular.

When was The Twilight of Atheism created?

The Twilight of Atheism was created in 2004.

When was Atheism Conquered created?

Atheism Conquered was created in 1605.

When was Atheism in Christianity created?

Atheism in Christianity was created in 1972.

Who is the head of atheism?

Nobody - atheism is not organised as its adherents do not believe!

When was The Trouble with Atheism created?

The Trouble with Atheism was created in 2006.

When was The Atheism Tapes created?

The Atheism Tapes was created in 2005.

When was The Necessity of Atheism created?

The Necessity of Atheism was created in 1811.

What means atheism?

An atheist does not believe in the existence of God. Atheism is the condition of not believing in God. Atheism is the absence of a belief in gods.

What is the opposite of atheism?

The opposite of atheism (disbelief in God) is theism (belief in God or gods). That's why they call it atheism (nottheism).