Don't tell me you never had this question asked to you, subsequently to your, usually politely, explaining to whoever asks about your religion, that you're an atheist and do not believe in any god; you're an atheist and do not believe that a god exists; or whatever combination of words you choose.

That's pretty much how it goes.

Even people who know that atheists do not believe in a god will sometimes still assume they share a common set of beliefs or principles, and have common political tendencies.

"So, what do atheists believe?", is their question.

If you ask me, I've had a wide variety of comebacks, depending on my mood at the moment, most of them facetious, but most likely, after explaining that atheists (as a group) do not have a common set of beliefs, I say that *I* believe in love, in humanity and our good faith... just to keep it simple... because, quite frankly, we don't "believe" in science - we find it verifiable. We don't "believe" in the universe and its wonders, we have seen them through amazing telescopes. I guess you get my point.

So what do you, fellow atheist, believe in, or what do you think is the best answer to this question?


Side note: This discussion is focused rather on the best comeback to the question in it, which in this specific context, is always asked as "opposed to your non-belief in god, what do atheists believe?"

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Well you've demonstrated quite adequately your lack of usable brain function ... you're not needed here, it's a place explicitly for atheists not unthinking fundamentalists! You're a fundy who believes what he believes (some religuious garbage written by technological primitives around 2000 years ago) DESPITE the available evidence.


I think Dylan is prpobably right ... we should all stop talking replying to you. I wonder if there an ignore function?



Why are you guys still feeding this troll?

You're right ... why hasn't he been banned? I admit I kinda miss those days when I debated fundy's (it was like shooting turkeys at close range ... though unfortunately the turkeys never seem to quite get that they were dead) but it's not like he adds anything of real interest to a place like this.



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