Please answer just this one question (I need hard data.)
A. the disbelief of gods
B. the belief that there are no gods
C. Other (explain.)
Please pass this on to other atheists and give them my email. I'd like to be as thorough as possible here.
Atheism - disbelief in and rejection of all proposed theologies presented to date....
Works for me ... I like your use of the word, "rejection." I would add a simple statement to it, to wit:
There Are NO Gods. Works for me.
(A) has been revised to "lack of a belief in gods."
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Atheism isn't a deficiency, a lack, it's being able to tell your ass from a hole in the ground. Nor is it merely a belief. So "(C) There are NO gods." works for me too.
I choose A, the revised A
In a general sense, the revised (A): Lack of belief in any god.
Answer "A" seems to fit the best. It's the closest to the opposite of religion. Religion tends to focus in on a specific point we know as dogma. Atheism rejects it. Reality is like many other subjects, if you don't see the the whole picture you're likely missing the point.
Atheism - from a-theos, literally "without god."
It is not about belief, but a state of being. From our point of view, EVERYONE is without god. We at least have the guts to SAY SO.
So, I would say "A" after a fashion, but with the notations I've made here.