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Since the beginning of human interaction there has always been the idea of a higher being These ideas evolved into organized religions which play a big role in our lives Those who believe in the existence of a god or gods are theist and those who do not are atheists Both of these are reasonable ways of thinking and one is not better than the other It is a personal preference Theists claim that they discover meaning for their lives through their relation with god They find relief and peace by seeing god as someone personal and real in their lives Atheists view of life requires greater strength and commitment than the theists view of life By denying the existence of god atheists have taken on more responsibilities in life not less Atheism is different from most other religions of the world Obviously you say the religions of the world believe in a supreme being whereas atheism does not believe in a god No it is different in a much more fundamental sense Atheism is not about a moral code it is about acknowledging a basic fact of life that there is no god It has nothing to say about what is moral and what is not They believe that they are responsible for their choices and their lives The motivation is different though the atheist will not do something because of a belief in god they do it to achieve visible success Becoming an atheist will not make someone automatically a better father husband wife mother son daughter or neighbor it wont make them a worse person either Atheism is neutral What it does is it clears the air It provides a starting point for setting up a value system Being an atheist does not compel you to act in any particular fashion An atheist can be good or bad Theism is a positive assertion that god does exist Whatever this god may
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