Wasyl Glowinski
Wasyl Glowinski voted up Don Barzini's answer

Atheism is simply the position of no belief in deities. Becoming atheist is to consciously dismiss or disavow claims of god-based faiths. There are no set doctrines nor common belief practices among atheists beyond that. 

"Atheism leaves a man to sense, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation; all of which may be guides to an … Read more

Wasyl Glowinski
Wasyl Glowinski voted up Tom Jackson's answer

Realistically, as a Catholic Christian, my impression---based on trading numerous dialogues with atheists on here is that they find a lack of belief in any gods as the best explanation of their experiences so far on earth.

As a fellow human who has come to a different conclusion, I'm not that different---it's just that I think … Read more