10 myths about atheists that just won’t go away

10 myths about atheists that just won’t go away May 10, 2015

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One of the world’s most misunderstood demographics is atheists. Accused of satanic worship or totally lacking a moral compass, many people’s misconceptions lead people to think atheists are bad people and sadly leaves people scared and wary of atheists. American’s especially do not trust atheists have ranked them as one of the most hated “religious demographics” in the country.

Most of the misconceptions about atheists and atheism center around a small group of myths and misunderstandings about what atheism is and what it means to be an atheist. These are the top 10 most popular arguments made against atheism.

10. Atheists hate God

This is one of the most common misconceptions about atheism that most believers tend to have. It usually centers around the idea that a catastrophic event of some kind made a believer angry at God for allowing such an event to happen.

While there is little doubt some believers may be mad at God for certain events in their lives, this is the wrong attribution to apply to atheists. An atheist is by definition someone who does not believe God(s) exist. It is a rejection of the claim made by believers that there is a supernatural higher power outside of the natural world.

So regardless of the path one takes that leads them to be an atheist, from feeling that natural explanations explain life better, from tragic events to simply being raised without a belief in God, atheists have no anger towards a deity because they simply don’t believe one exists.

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