Does Atheism Exist?
A lot of people here describe themselves as being Atheist, but do they throw the term about too loosely? Whilst not believing in 'Gods' in the normal literary sense, Atheists tend to believe in nature, science, themselves or money as some kind of God, and if we take God as being a:
"deity: any supernatural being worshipped as controlling some part of the world or some aspect of life or who is the personification of a force"
Then this is acceptable, right? Each one of the aforementioned fits the definition pretty well.
The term Atheist describes an individual who lives for no great belief, drive, or power: it's nothing short of absolute nihilism, which surely can't exist. Anyone who serves no purpose in life doesn't live long enough to consider themselves an Atheist.