Is There a difference between Atheist and Anti Religon?

Asked by: Muhly
  • Why would it ever be the same?

    I am an atheist, and i am not against religion. I think that some people can go a little overboard with their religion, but overall would never say that I am against religion. Most of my friends are religious and we get along great. I would however say that I am against people using religion to infringe on people's rights.

  • Monotheism is antireligious, but not all atheism is.

    By far the biggest destroyer of religion is monotheism, which has extinguished countless faiths throughout Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania and the Americas -- in fact, on every continent on earth. Monotheists have attacked religion verbally with critique; socially through persecution, slavery and forced conversion; and militarily with genocide.

    Some atheists also attack religion -- verbally.

    But not all do.

  • Yes there's a difference.

    Everyone has their own thoughts but for me, what I think is that Atheist is when you don't believe that there will be a religion and not necessarily means they're against it. But for anti religion, they don't support the religion and are against it. So there is a different meaning for these two words.

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Vajrasattva-LeRoy says2014-12-06T21:54:32.290
Atheists don't believe in God/s.
Being Anti-religious means being against organized theological systems.