Friendly Neighborhood Atheist
For all non-theists, godless, heretics, infidels, ex-christians, skeptics, secular humanists, apostates, rationalists, agnostics, freethinkers, atheists, scientists, heathens, etc.
Anyone and everyone is welcome. However, please respect others - no spamming or trolls.
Accept all regardless of race, creed, sexual orientation, nationality, political standings, personal background, social standing or status, etc.
Atheism is the lack of belief in a deity, which implies that nothing exists but natural phenomena (matter), that thought is a property or function of matter, and that death irreversibly and totally terminates individual organic units. This definition means that there are no forces, phenomena, or entities which exist outside of or apart from physical nature, or which transcend nature, or are “super” natural, nor can there be. Humankind is on its own.
Secular Humanism is an ethical life stance, which affirms that human beings have the right and responsibility to give meaning and shape to their own lives. It stands for the building of a more humane society through an ethic based on human and other natural values in the spirit of reason and free inquiry through human capabilities. It is not theistic, and it does not accept supernatural views of reality.
Do Atheists believe in ghosts or spirits?
Do atheists believe in ghosts, spirits, karma etc.?
No. Atheism by strict definition is the lack of a belief in gods, but it's generally extended to the lack of a belief in any supernatural entity or substance. That includes ghosts, spirits, souls, angels, demons, devil, witches, psychics, fortune-tellers, vampires, elves, boogeymen, unicorns, phoenixes and the energies of karma, chi, the Holy Spirit, life-force or The Force, anything of a superstitous nature or anything supernatural, etc.
We are not superstitious.