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Originally Posted by AzaleaLightning View Post
To me, atheism is different than not having a religion. Atheism itself is like a religion in that it is a firm belief that something does not exist. I'm more agnostic than atheist, in that I don't really know nor do I really care what does and doesn't exist.

We're all here on Earth right now. Imo, that's the only thing that matters.
The absence of belief is not necessarily the belief of absence, and there are levels of belief that is not at all firm in atheism. I take atheism to include all kinds of godlessness because if you break down the word you get a- and -theism. A- meaning an absence or negation, and -theism as referring to the belief that god exists. Personally, I don't treat atheism as a religion, it's just any state of not believing in a deity.
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