Atheism rejects fantasy and superstition.ignorance [ˈɪgn 01;rəns]
lack of knowledge, information, or education; the state of being ignorant
One who disbelieves or denies the existence of God or gods.
Refusal or reluctance to believe.
These are the definitions of ignorance, atheism, and disbelief. As you can see, ignorance is simply lack of knowledge. Atheism is disbelief or denial of God.
Disbelief is a conscious thought process and is synonymous with denial.
The default human position regarding God, is ignorance. Not atheism.
from your holy guidebook... Which is full of disgusting things
Imagine a 100-page book of photos. 50 of them are hard core pornography. The other 50 pages are exquisite photos of sunsets.
Would you keep that book on your coffee table? Let your children read it?
What isn't boring in that book is sadistically cruel, rabidly misogynic and just plain primitively stupid.
But even more important, the Bible is supposedly the guide to morality, inspired by a deity.
Why is any of that awful stuff included in such a supposedly wonderful guidebook?
Why does anyone have to make excuses for the filth in it?
The "context" argument does not hold.
There is no moral context into which murdering babies, for example, may be inserted.
Televangelists wave it dramatically, declaring it to be the "world's best-selling book for a reason,"
It may be the world's best seller, but not one Christian in a thousand knows what's really in it.
Atheists do !
we read the whole thing.