The term atheist applies to people who deny the existence of God. As for its etymological origin, the word atheist is of Latin origin ateus , and this one from the Greek atheos , formed by the prefix sin- and theos which means “God”. Consequently, the word atheists is “without God.”
The term atheist was born in Ancient Greece to describe those people who denied the deities worshiped by a massive part of society.
The atheist is characterized by not believing in God or other gods. In theological relationships, an atheist is one who denies the existence of an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent supreme being, but this does not mean that the atheist does not have any religion, since as is known there are religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, among others, who deny the existence of God.
However, the atheist can be characterized by his attitude. There is the atheist with a positive or practical attitude, which is one that passionately defends the absence of any God, and there are atheists with a negative attitude, which is characterized by denying the existence of a God, for lack of proof to prove what contrary.
Currently, many famous people have expressed their atheism as is the case of Keira Knightley, Javier Barden, Jualianne Moore, Hugh Laurie, Stephen Hawking, Daniel Radcliffe, among others. Atheism is Luxembourg, Spain, Belgium, France, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, or the Netherlands.
The synonyms of the term atheist are antireligious, irreligious, impious, incredulous.
Atheist and agnostic
The atheist, as stated above, does not strongly believe in the existence of God. For its part, the agnostic is based on empiricism, so it affirms that the human being does not have the experience to prove the existence or nonexistence of God, which is why he cannot deny the presence of God.
Atheism in philosophy
Atheism is a philosophical position that does not believe in any kind of divinity, that is, nor in God, Allah, among others.
Atheism is the opposite of theism, due to the rejection of the belief of any God. However, the atheist remains open to any evidence or evidence that the theist can offer, if convincing he will accept it, but in the meantime he lives his life without the belief of any God.
With respect to the symbol of atheism, there is not one as such but there are two very used ones. One of them contains an “A” and a “T” in a circle. As for the other symbol is a circle with a square inside, very similar to the previous one.