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13 "How do atheists differ from religious people?"




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This article is from the Atheism FAQ, by mathew meta@pobox.com with numerous contributions by others.

13 "How do atheists differ from religious people?"

They don't believe in God. That's all there is to it.

Atheists may listen to heavy metal -- backwards, even -- or they may
prefer a Verdi Requiem, even if they know the words. They may wear
Hawaiian shirts, they may dress all in black, they may even wear
orange robes. (Many Buddhists lack a belief in any sort of God.) Some
atheists even carry a copy of the Bible around -- for arguing against,
of course!

Whoever you are, the chances are you have met several atheists without
realizing it. Atheists are usually unexceptional in behaviour and
appearance.

 

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