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Atheism
See, it's got a symbol therefore it's a religion. Checkmate atheists!
See, it's got a symbol therefore it's a religion. Checkmate atheists!
Details
Type

Non-belief

Description

Satan is lord and master, God is a meanie. (Lack of belief in the existence of God or gods.)

Founder

Satan and The Illuminati

Leader

TJ Kirk, Richard Dawkins, and Sam Harris

Number of people

≤1.1 billion

Demonym

No good cock sucking commie fag. Or atheist if you're not an idiot.

Fuck your God, Nigger.

— The best argument against God's existence.

The fuck you talkin' about, atheist?

— Uttered in the intro by the esteemed Tim Black.

Atheism is a religion, just like how nudity is an outfit, that is centered around the worship of Satan and the hatred of God. The hosts of Drunken Peasants are an ensemble of atheists, who of course have no morals and rape bananas indiscriminately. Many atheists are also devout followers of Kenyanism. Richard Dawkins and TJ Kirk (formerly known as The Amazing Atheist) are currently in competition to become the Pope of atheism. Atheism was practiced by Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, An Emo Kid, George Lucas, the evil lady from 101 Dalmatians, Lex Luthor, and Muhammad.

It is practiced by people who are mad at God for giving them tiny genitalia and encourages its members to commit immoral acts like rape, murder, masturbation and treating homosexuals like human beings. Similar to the gay agenda, the atheistic movement has taken over America and works tirelessly to strip it of the Judeo-Christian values that has made this great nation what it was. It's a good thing there are people bravely standing against these satanic minions at Fox News.

The Atheist's Daily Routine

  • 08:30am - Wake up
  • 08:31am - Cry about Creationism in schools, shake your fists to the sky and yell: "I hate you God!"
  • 08:45am - Shower in blood
  • 09:00am - Eat a baby
  • 09:15am - Skype with Satan, discuss world domination
  • 09:30am - Drive to work and sing along with Ozzy
  • 10:05am - Scowl and hiss while walking to the desk
  • 12:30pm - Get a latte and gluten free pastry for lunch
  • 05:30pm - Drive home and listen to Rammstein
  • 06:00pm - Eat another baby
  • 10:00pm - Watch a ridiculous documentary pertaining to atheism
  • 03:15am - Light black candles and pray to the Dark Lord
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In More Detail About Belief And Knowledge

Atheist weekly magazine

Belief

Theism

Main Article: Theism

Theism is about belief in a god or gods. Theists accept a claim about the existence of a god or gods as true. In a nutshell theists have the positive belief that the god claim is true.

Etymology of the term 'theism': The term theism derived from the Ancient Greek theós(θεός), meaning “deity, god”. Attested in English from 1678, theist being slightly earlier, 16 years earlier in 1662.

Atheism

An atheist is someone who does not accept, as true, claims that assert the existence of gods. Therefore an atheist is someone who have a lack of belief in god or gods.

Etymology of the term 'atheism': The term atheism derived from the Ancient Greek a-(ἀ-), meaning “without” and from the Ancient Greek theós(θεός), meaning “deity, god”. In the Ancient Greek: átheos(ἄθεος) meaning "without god(s)" or “godless”. Later appears in the 16th century French athéisme, from athée (“atheist”). First English attestation dates to 1587.

Note: The words "atheism" or "atheist" should never be capitalized(unless they are at the beginning of a sentence) because they are not proper nouns. Only idiots who can't spell properly capitalize them.

Considering the claims regarding the existence of a god, there are two possible claims:

  1. God exists (The theist's position is one of belief, while the atheist's position is one of disbelief.)
  2. God does not exist (The theist's position is one of disbelief, while atheists can hold either position.)

For either claim, there are two positions one can take with regard to belief:

  • Belief or acceptance of the claim
  • Disbelief or rejection of the claim

Knowledge

Gnosticism

Brett Keane showing atheists that he means business.
Gnosticism (in the sense used here) addresses the issue of what one knows or claims to know. Gnostics are individuals who claim to know that a claim about the existence of a god is true.

Etymology of the term 'gnosticism': The term gnosticism derived from the French gnostique, from the Ancient Greek gnōstikós(γνωστικός) meaning “relating to knowledge”, from gnōstós(γνωστός) meaning “known”, from gignṓskō(γιγνώσκω) meaning “I know”.

Agnosticism

Agnostics are atheists who pretend that they aren't atheists so that the church is less likely to hate them. Seriously though, agnosticism is not about belief in god, but about knowledge. An agnostic is, literally, someone who does not claim to know that such claims are true. An additional, and common, usage of the term agnostic exists as a label for the philosophical position invented by Thomas Huxley. Those individuals adopting this label claim that the answers to questions about the existence of gods are unknown and unknowable.

Additionally, many claim that the questions are essentially meaningless as "god" is ill-defined. (See Igtheism/Ignosticism below.)

Etymology of the term 'agnosticism': The term agnosticism first attested in 1870; coined by Thomas Huxley, and derived from the Ancient Greek a-(ἀ-), meaning “without” or “not” and from the Ancient Greek gnōstikós(γνωστικός) meaning “relating to knowledge”, from gnōstós(γνωστός) meaning “known”, from gignṓskō(γιγνώσκω) meaning “I know”. In the Ancient Greek: ágnōstos(ἄγνωστος) meaning “ignorant" or "not knowing”.

Combining Terms

The average reaction to announcing you're an atheist.
The terms atheist and agnostic are not mutually exclusive. You could be an agnostic atheist, meaning you don't think one can know whether or not a god exists, but you don't feel that belief is justified by evidence or argument.

Many people assume that atheists believe that gods can be proved not to exist, but this isn't strictly true. You could call such a person a gnostic atheist, one who doesn't believe in a god and thinks that his belief can be proven.

As the terms aren't mutually exclusive, it's possible to combine them into four descriptions:

  • Agnostic atheism - An agnostic atheist does not believe any god exists, but doesn't claim to know whether this is actually true.
  • Gnostic atheism - A gnostic atheist believes that no god exists and claims to know that this belief is true.
  • Agnostic theism - An agnostic theist believes a god exists, but doesn't claim to know that this belief is true.
  • Gnostic theism - A gnostic theist believes a god exists and claims to know that this belief is true.

It's important to note, when discussing the complicated issues of knowledge and Epistemology, that these claims of knowledge do not necessarily require absolute omniscience. It can be argued that we can never truly "know" anything, yet we constantly make claims of knowledge - you may "know" who your (birth) mother is, for example, but you could be wrong. For many gnostic atheists, their claim of knowledge stems from practical considerations. The positive assertion that "gods don't exist" can be made, and said to be "known", in the same spirit as the statement that "leprechauns don't exist" or "fairies don't exist".

Dawkins Scale

On the spectrum of theistic probability besides the gnostic/agnostic-theist/atheist scale there is an other scale of categorizing one's belief/non-belief regarding the probability of the existence of a deity called the Dawkins scale formulated by Richard Dawkins:

  1. Strong theist: I do not question the existence of a god. I know he exists.
  2. De-facto theist: I cannot know for certain, but I strongly believe in a god.
  3. Weak theist: I am very uncertain, but I'm inclined to believe in a god.
  4. Pure agnostic: A god's existence and non-existence are exactly equiprobable.
  5. Weak atheist: I don't know whether a god exists, but I'm inclined to be skeptical.
  6. De-Facto atheist: I cannot know for certain, but I think a god is very improbable.
  7. Strong atheist: I am 100% sure that there is no god.

(Btw Richard Dawkins self-identifies as a '6' on the scale, though when interviewed by Bill Maher[1] and later by Anthony Kenny[2], he suggested '6.9' to be more accurate.)

Igtheism/Ignosticism

Igtheism or ignosticism is the idea that every theological position assumes too much about the concept of a "god" (and about other religious bullshit; including concepts of faith, spirituality, heaven, hell, afterlife, damnation, salvation, sin, soul yada yada yada...). The term was coined by Rabbi Sherwin Wine, who is the founder of the Society for Humanistic Judaism. To Ignostics every religious term or theological concept presented must be accompanied by a coherent definition. Without a clear definition such terms cannot be meaningfully discussed. Such terms or concepts must also be falsifiable. Lacking this an ignostic takes the theological noncognitivist position. For example, if the term "God" does not refer to anything reasonably defined then there is no conceivable method to test against the existence of god. Therefore the term "god" has no literal significance and need not be debated or discussed. In a nutshell Igtheist/ignostic is a person who thinks that the concept of a god doesn't make any fucking sense what so ever.

Etymology of the term 'ignosticism': The term ignosticism is derived from the English ig-, the abbreviation of  "ignorant" and from the Ancient Greek gnōstikós(γνωστικός) meaning “relating to knowledge”, from gnōstós(γνωστός) meaning “known”, from gignṓskō(γιγνώσκω) meaning “I know”.

A notable YouTuber who identifies as an igtheist/ignostic for example TheMessianicManic (he of course also identifies as an agnostic atheist). He even did a video on why he is an igtheist. He also made a video about "atheism" and "agnosticism".

Trivia

  • "Gaytheism" is a portmanteau referring to someone who identifies as a homosexual and an atheist. It is frequently used by nemeses of TJ to discredit him; referring to him as 'The Amazing Gaytheist' or 'The Unamazing Atheist'. He actually identifies as bisexual, and wouldn't care otherwise. Richard Dawkins has been called a gaytheist. [3]

Gallery

Quotes

List of Notable Atheists

References

  1. Richard Dawkins on Bill Maher: https://youtu.be/8fUYUvvJiW0
  2. Bingham, John (February 24, 2012). "Richard Dawkins: I can't be sure God does not exist"The Telegraph. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPhuONQcSi8