Atheism is …

… being unconvinced in the existence of god[s].

And that’s all.

No, really.  That’s it.  Have a nice day.

Still reading?  Fine.  Here’s what else atheism isn’t:

  • A World-View:  Any time you see or hear anybody referring to the “atheist worldview”, rest assured they don’t know what the hell they’re talking about;
  • A Belief:  No, your god-dammit.  It’s the lack of a belief;


  • A Choice:  Grrr.  Look, you can’t just “choose” to believe 2 + 2 = potato, I sincerely hope.  We cannot simply elect to believe something we don’t.  The best I personally could do is lie to you and feign agreement with your faith.  I don’t want to be that guy;
  • A Philosophy:  See “World-View”; or
  • A Religion: While there are religions that welcome atheists, the lack of a belief does not a religion make.  Catholics welcome BINGO players, but playing BINGO doesn’t make one a Catholic.

We can’t really list everything atheism isn’t, because it isn’t damn near everything, other than (again) the position that no compelling case has been made for god[s]…