An Atheist’s Lexicon

(n): A person in the Bible.

(n, abs): An evidence-based position arising from the observation that there is no evidence for any deity (or god).

(n): A person who subscribes to atheism.

(n): A claim made that has little or no supporting evidence. Those who believe are behaving irrationally. It is a form of madness, as in “I believe in God“.

(n): A book of fairy tales.

: 1. (v) An attempt to coerce somebody into acting against their will. 2. (n) A person who bullies another person.

(n): A statement that makes an assertion.

(n): An entity with supernatural powers. There is no evidence for the existence of any such entity.

(n): See satan.

(n): An activity carried out by people who have not bothered to properly challenge their own assumptions, or if they have then not bothered to properly think through what they found.

(n): A person in the Bible.

(n): 1. (Scientific) A hypothesis that is supported by experiments which are themselves repeatable with predictable and measurable outcomes that can be used to support a claim. 2. (Religious) A word misused by theists to mislead other people into thinking that their claims carry the same authority as scientific evidence.

(n): A confirmed observation.

(adj): Applied to evidence that has the properties of being measurable, predictable and repeatable.

(n): An affirmation of a set of claims, usually the basis of a religion, for which there is no supporting evidence. An absurdity.

(n): See deity.

(n): An extremely desirable place that is alleged to exist. There is no evidence that such a place exists. Often used as a promise to bully other people.

(n): An extremely unpleasant place that is alleged to exist. There is no evidence that such a place exists. Often used as a threat to bully other people.

(n): A testable statement.

logical fallacy
(n,abs): See

(n): An unexplained event. Miracles are often and fallaciously claimed by
religious people as evidence of god.

moral law
(n): A nonsense phrase sometimes used by theists when supporting a specious argument for the existence of god.

(n): A person who denies the existence of many gods.

proof (n): 1. (Mathematics) A sequence of one or more logical steps demonstrating the validity of a theorem in any given set of axioms. 2. (Religious) A word often used inappropriately by religious people in a scientific context. Such people imagine, incorrectly, that science “proves” things.

(n,abs): A social structure organised around one or more deities.

(adj): A person who is a member of a religion.

(n): Becoming alive again after being clinically dead. There is no evidence that this has ever happened.

(n): A malevolent deity.

(n): A person who claims the existence of one or more deities.

(n): 1. (Scientific) An explanation of observable phenomena. “Theories are the most important things in science.” (Eugenie Scott). 2. (Religious) A guess. Theists often think that scientific theories are just guesses.

(n): See young earth creationist.

(n): See young earth creationist.

young earth creationist
(n): Somebody who believes that the Bible is a literal statement of everything that happened. Such people have an amazing ability to tolerate cognitive dissonance.

virgin birth
(n): A claim made in the Bible that a woman gave birth to a child without first having been impregnated by a man. There is no evidence that a virgin birth is possible in humans.


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I was a victim of religious predators as a child. I am here to oppose their ongoing evil.
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