Frank Segro Posted almost 3 years ago Abolishing the use of the term Atheism. Thats exactly the problem. Quote : "belief that there are no gods". Atheism is not a belief. It is a lack of belief. I am not actively believing that their are no gods right now. I simply don't believe something else that someone else does. There are no beliefs associated with atheism. Not believing in a positive statement like there is a god doesn't count as a belief. Call it disbelief if you will. But it only brands itself as the antithesis to theology because people misunderstand what the word actually means. As I mentioned earlier, atheism does not at all imply any belief in anything. It simply states that you do not believe in this. Although I do not believe in God, that does not assert anything that I do believe in. Because I don't believe in fairies doesn't necessitate that I believe in something else. To me that space need not be filled and I think the same is true of atheism.