Does Atheism hold a belief system?

Posted by: TheKandyCinema

I personally find all Atheists hold many Atheists hold an SJW, left-winged viewpoint. I find Atheism to be a left-winged belief system, so I wanted to know what you guys think. I don't believe a God exists, but I don't consider myself Atheist for this belief system reasoning.

  • Yes, Atheism holds a belief system.

  • No, Atheism does not hold a belief system.

25% 9 votes
75% 27 votes
  • It is a loose, unstructured belief system. Atheists generally hold to a belief there is no supreme being. They generally believe what follows, that the initial uncreated, eternal thing either does not exist, or that the source of all things, which is the one eternal thing, is something unintelligent. The atheist belief requires greater faith than does theism.

  • Strongly structured and rigid.

  • Yes, all atheists believe that God does not exist. That is the definition of "atheist," if you believe otherwise, you are not an atheist.

  • They believe there is no God. Because you don't believe in God must mean that you believe there is no God.

  • Anything that is worth arguing or debating is something believed in.

  • Because when I want to know what a word means (for example, the word athiest) I use a dictionary instead of the media.

  • Just like unemployment does not hold a work ethic.

  • All it means is a lack of belief in any deity. Outside that, there is nothing: that means all different sorts of people can be atheists. Atheists can be spiritual or secular, republican or democrat, 9/11 truther or not: it doesn't matter as long as you lack a belief in a god.

  • By definition, the only criteria it takes to make one an atheist is to not believe in any gods. Sure, atheists tend to be left-wing a progressive, but none of that is inherent in atheism.

  • Pretty much the only thing about atheism is the disbelief in a deity. There are spiritual atheists, non-spiritual atheists, atheistic Buddhists, agnostic atheists, you name it.

    Posted by: benhos
  • All atheism means is that you don't believe in a God.

  • Atheism is a non-belief system.

  • No. The definition of atheism is quite specific, so the structure of belief such as SJW, Left-Winged and Liberalism are irrelevant to the definition of atheism. Sure, atheists can be leftists, SJWs, liberals but the word of atheism is not the best way to classify them.

  • The definition of an atheist is a person who lacks belief in gods. Many atheists may be left wing, but it is fallacious to say that being liberal is a result of atheism. Rather, they are both rooted from things in their environment that affected them such as world events and the people around them. An atheist that was right wing (e.g. supports gun rights, opposes abortion) would still be an atheist by all means.

    Posted by: Arqto
  • Atheists don't have to believe a thing to be atheist. They just have to not think any single religion we've come up with is right. I don't think there's necessarily no being that created the universe. But I sure as hell know that we wouldn't be right about them.

  • Atheism is not a religion, there is no belief system. Atheism is the LACK of belief.

    Posted by: Tooby
  • I am an atheist, and I know loads of other atheists who disagree with me about morals, the universe, its beginning, and pretty much everything else!

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Discipulus_Didicit says2016-07-27T07:47:49.6269881Z
If you dont believe in god and think you arent an athiest, then you don't know what the word athiest means.
Unholy_Lord says2016-07-27T08:58:36.1667599Z
Atheism simply means no belief in god. However, it has socially been divided into agnostics (don't know) and pure 'atheists' (disbelief in gods). But technically, we agnostics still are atheists, so no, no belief system. Simply lack of belief in gods.
reece says2016-07-27T16:08:21.4963616Z
@Unholy_Lord Another great mind.
Discipulus_Didicit says2016-07-28T07:01:47.5706327Z
Hilarious that the person making this poll is far less conservative than I am (based on our 'big issues' stances) yet I am an athiest and his reasoning for thinking the answer to this poll is yes is that "athiesm is a left wing belief system" Anyone who thinks that not believing in god somehow has means they have to have certain political beliefs is literally retarded. No exaggeration. I am not saying they are merely stupid, not saying the statement is merely illogical, I am saying that they are litetally mentally disabled. Or don't understand english well. Yeah, if you don't understand english well then no hate on you.
Wolfram says2016-07-30T02:57:44.2622694Z
I think you atheists misunderstood TheKandeCinema's point. It's as people discussing Christians as being one of the conservatives, traditionalists, pro-life and many things despite the definition of Christianity. Let's face it, atheists. You can use the definition of atheist as much you want, but that definition doesn't represent your beliefs, you opinions and your position for things other than "god". Besides, the definition of atheist is not the point, because the word of "atheist" is the means to addressing.
Black-Jesus says2016-07-30T15:20:40.9193372Z
"I think you atheists misunderstood TheKandeCinema's point. It's as people discussing Christians as being one of the conservatives, traditionalists, pro-life and many things despite the definition of Christianity." No on thinks that Christian is a conservative viewpoint. Sure, when the Bible is explicitly read, the views depicted would be conservative, but there are liberal Christians. "Let's face it, atheists. You can use the definition of atheist as much you want, but that definition doesn't represent your beliefs, you opinions and your position for things other than "god". That's our point, that atheist doesn't represent our beliefs outside our beliefs about God.
Wolfram says2016-07-31T03:58:03.8946599Z
@Black-Jesus "No on thinks that Christian is a conservative viewpoint. Sure, when the Bible is explicitly read, the views depicted would be conservative, but there are liberal Christians." It was a figure of speech to prove these people has a different set of beliefs regardless of their religion. "That's our point, that atheist doesn't represent our beliefs outside our beliefs about God." Doggone it. I thought the point of TheKandyCinema's poll wasn't about atheists' personal belief regard the existence of god but the beliefs not related to atheism. My bad. Atheists I've met has the different point of views like: "I don't believe in the god." "God doesn't exist." "God is dead." Only one of these sentences met the requirements of Atheism, despite those self-proclaimed atheists asserted otherwise.
Black-Jesus says2016-07-31T05:04:52.8189242Z
@wolfram, I think we have a misunderstanding somewhere
Wolfram says2016-08-02T13:30:33.8572871Z
@Black-Jesus Yep, I think I'm one who had a misunderstanding the point of TheKandyCinema's poll. Politics, SJW and leftism are irrelevant to Atheism. Although the definition of atheism is specific on that point. I wonder if I can take my vote back?
Black-Jesus says2016-08-02T16:31:51.4122007Z
Well, you can switch your vote to the other option
Wolfram says2016-08-03T04:54:10.2378553Z
@Black-jesus. Ah. I didn't know we could do that. Thanks.
missmedic says2016-08-06T02:05:07.6298338Z
Let’s get it straight. If you form your opinions via reasoned consideration of the evidence available, that is not faith. Having faith means believing something without regard to the evidence, or even in spite of the evidence. Most atheists are of the opinion that there is no God, because that seems most likely to be true. Should some additional evidence or reasoning present itself, that opinion would obviously be revised. For simplicity’s sake, though, you form an opinion of what is probably true based on what you know in the present, and the way all the evidence you have seems to be pointing.
DiEgO123100 says2016-11-26T18:04:47.1700108Z
Its still a belief system because you oppose what theists believe, therefore making you a non believer. And unless you can 100% explain every instance(miracles, evolution, big bang, etc) then what you believe is not necessarily correct.

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