The definition of an atheist is simply a person who does not believe in a god (or gods), but this usually mean that we are a minority and have a worldview different from the one of most other people. In some cases an atheist need to hide his/her lack of belief to avoid conflicts. For other atheists it might not affect life at all.
Atheism is not necessarily something you chose by yourself. Some has tried to find god but simply failed. Some lost god along the road. Others has just never given it a thought, or they just never felt any presence of anything like a god. Some are just not sure if god exist or not (agnosticism).
Atheism is by definition not a particular way of living, nor a religion or philosophy, it is simply a response to theism, an absence of belief. An atheist can still believe in supernatural phenomena, be a buddist, be superstitious, or none of the above. That's all.
ATHEIST, SKEPTIC AND NON-BELIEF LINKS:
Skeptic's Dictionary: www.skepdic.com
Iron Chariots Wiki - Common Arguments: wiki.ironchariots.org/index.ph…
NotJustATheory.com - Evolution is a Fact: www.notjustatheory.com/
Why won't God heal amputees?: whywontgodhealamputees.com/
Richard Dawkins, British ethologist, evolutionary biologist and popular science author: richarddawkins.net/
PZ Myers, biologist and associate professor at the University of Minnesota: scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/
James Randi, Canadian American stage magician and scientific skeptic: www.randi.org/site/
Sam Harris is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation, and The Moral Landscape: www.samharris.org/
Atheist Experience - Live internet TV show: www.atheist-experience.com
Ask an Atheist - Live internet TV show: askanatheist.tv/
Non Prophets Radio - Live internet radio show: www.nonprophetsradio.com/
Living after Faith - livingafterfaith.blogspot.com/
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