An Atheist’s Lexicon



Adam
(n): A person in the Bible.


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


atheist
(n): A person who subscribes to atheism.


belief
(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“.


Bible
(n): A book of fairy tales.


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


claim
(n): A statement that makes an assertion.


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


devil
(n): See satan.


epistomology
(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.


Eve
(n): A person in the Bible.


evidence
(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.


fact
(n): A confirmed observation.


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


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


god
(n): See deity.


heaven
(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.


hell
(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.


hypothesis
(n): A testable statement.


logical fallacy
(n,abs): See https://yourlogicalfallacyis.com/


miracle
(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.


polyatheist
(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.


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


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


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


satan
(n): A malevolent deity.


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


theory
(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.


Y.E.C.
(n): See young earth creationist.


YEC
(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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