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.)
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Atheism is not a belief, such as "I believe there are no gods". Atheism is a lack of belief in gods. Saying, "I believe there are no gods", is a positive claim, and is subject to burden of proof as is the claim, "I believe in God(s)". To say, "I have no god beliefs", is a negative claim, and is not subject to burden of proof.
Atheism is much more than just rejection of gods. It is mode of thinking in a logical and scientific way.
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