Is there a difference between atheists and non-religious people?

Is there a difference between atheists and non-religious people?

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  1. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Atheists consciously believe the claim that there is no god.

    Non-religious people do not consider the question of the existence of god or religions generally. There are enough distractions in life that the question is avoided by most (in western countries at least) for the majority of life.

  2. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I typically reserve the term "atheist" for people who aggressively reject the existence of God and campaign against religion. They're atheist in a wishful sense. People that just don't have any connection to the divine or to religious practice are what I would call nonreligious. It's a much broader field.

  3. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you asked me if I were an atheist, I'd say yes. If you asked me if I were non-religious, I'd say yes. It's two different phrasings of the same question, it seems to me. I guess you could have somebody who believes in god idly, but doesn't practice their religion and would identify as non-religious. So perhaps atheist is a category of non-religious people.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      What about religions that don't require belief in a creator God, like Buddhism? So there could also be religious atheists.

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        Buddhists still believe in deities, even creator deities, and the usually disagree with Indra and Guanyin's existence just the same as Yahweh's.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          That entirely depends on which sect you're talking about. For tibetan vajrayana, very much the case. For general mahayana, one could argue the same. For theravada and early sutta based people, definitely not, and the "gods" are basically just spirits, like people but in heaven and with varying powers and experiences, etc., not creators or transcendent deities such as other religions have. Do note, however, that the general jungle asian plebeian will generally have a vaguely superstitious worldview that has very little to do with what's in the suttas or even the theravada commentaries, and often basically just believes in the buddha as a sort of deity.
          Basically, the question of whether "buddhism" has "deities" throws you into the rabbit hole of having to define both terms.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          There is only one God, Jehovah is the only God

  4. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Imo possibly.
    But keep in mind there is a wide variance of personality religious or non religious. Individuals are different; one from the other, innately.
    If there's a difference I'd say religiosity lends itself to long term thinking.
    In so far as religions tend towards the idea of an eventual, delayed salvation in a next life, mist organized religions encourage a personality that delays gratification

  5. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Just depends on how the person describes himself. Typically atheist is someone who thinks about God but denies the existence of Him or such entities entirely. Non-religious is much more vague and can mean anything that isn't wholly connected to a religious faith. Can be a person too scared to take a position, or doesn't think about such things, or somehow how believes in an impersonal God like a gnostic or pantheist. Or just agnostic.

  6. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    atheist think that there is no God, non-religious is people who might be in religion but don't care that much or people who don't care about religion at all

  7. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

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  8. 5 months ago
    Anonymouṡ

    A cat is non-religious. It isn't atheist.

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Cats are actually religious, they follow the ordained nature God has put in them, instead of humans who establish fiat currency and act like the opposite gender

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        If god created everyone and gave them their nature then trans people were made that way too. Lots of traditions around the world acknowledge this.

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          >trans people were made that way too
          Allah tells us he created man and woman to complement each other with different roles. The Prophet cursed men who acted like women and women who acted like men, they fight against nature.

          The nature of man is to submit to God and follow His rules, any thought suggesting otherwise is Shaytan who wishes to ruin you

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            >The Prophet cursed men who acted like women and women who acted like men, they fight against nature.
            There's also a hadith that says if they're naturally effeminate and can't stop even if they try to there's no fault.

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Being naturally effeminate is not the same as wanting to cut your dick off at Dr. Goldberg's clinic. There is no fault if someone is shy or has a soft voice, there is fault if a man doesn't man up!

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            So how do you propose to help those suffering from gender dysphoria? Or do you think they should just suffer?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            We all suffer from something. The Prophet said "Life is a prison, paradise is home"

            I dont know why he didn't reveal himself actually... maybe he is not that kind of being,.. but one thing I know for sure... religions are made up by people... that is for sure... plato and Aristotle even give that away if you read carefully what they write...

            The existence of God necessitates His infinite mercy. If not, He would not have created us

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            Why are there so many different religions ?
            Wouldnt there be only one big true religion if god really revealed himself ?

          • 5 months ago
            Anonymous

            To test us

  9. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    THERE IS A BIG DIFFERENCE !!!

    I believe in god but not in any religions...
    So I actually believe in a god but a philosophical one... that has not revealed himself to us in any religious books...

    So iam not an atheist but non-religious !

    • 5 months ago
      Anonymous

      Why would God not reveal himself? Doesn't He see His creation lost in their ways?

      • 5 months ago
        Anonymous

        I dont know why he didn't reveal himself actually... maybe he is not that kind of being,.. but one thing I know for sure... religions are made up by people... that is for sure... plato and Aristotle even give that away if you read carefully what they write...

        • 5 months ago
          Anonymous

          Because simply he doesn't want to, isnt it so clear?

          are you worthy of seeing God? are you loyal to him? are you useful and not evil? he is able to watch everything we do, why would he reveal himself, maybe there is some exceptions like enoch but most of humans are not worthy

  10. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. There is, however, different levels of Atheism and the loudest one tends to be the ones who claim there is no God, which is just a dumb thing to say.

    And, no, Agnosticism is not on the same plane as Theism and Atheism.

  11. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    I believe in nothing.

  12. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Atheism implies materialism and isn’t the same as not religious which is simply not believing in divinities. It’s more of a language question and nitpicking.

  13. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    >atheist
    A person who lacks faith in any god.
    >anti-theist
    A person who (proactively) opposes faith in any God.
    >irreligious/non-religious
    A person who is not part of any religion.
    >agnostic
    A person who does not have knowledge on a god's existence.

    A lot of people, including public figures like the black science man, get these concepts confused. Being a theist requires (active) faith in a god. As soon as you lack (active) faith in a God, you are an atheist. Indeed, this means that if you're "not taking any stance", you're still implicitly lacking (active) faith in a god, which means that you're not, for the time being, a theist.

    As for religiosity, let's consider the example of a deist: a irreligious theist, i.e. a person who believes in a god's existence, yet rejects (typically) any 'revelations' or prophecies given to mankind, which entails the rejection of most, if not all, religions and their dogma.

    In fact, we can even imagine religious atheists. The ideal example would be an implicit adherent of (contemporary) civic/civil religions such as scientism (not to be confused with scientology). These tend to often also be anti-theists.

  14. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Initially I was going to say no, but it's possible to argue that some traditions that skirt between philosophy and religion like Confucianism or Daoism are atheistic.

  15. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes, atheists are assholier-than-thou.

  16. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is so simple...
    Non religious people just dont believe in revelation.... they dont believe in religion...
    But they can still believe in God !

  17. 5 months ago
    Anonymous

    No. Atheists disbelieve their own conceptions of God (which is why many seem a little awkward) whereas Believers 'believe' what they conceive to be Divine or Divinity (which is why many seem a little weird). Essentially, there's no difference at all between 'people'; at large, however, they do tend to disagree to disagree about for instance 'cultural matters' (traditional lies) which is both sweet and sad.

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