The absence of any belief in gods. A person who is atheist does not believe there is a god.


  1. A person who does not believe there is a god is different from a person who believes there is not a god. The first is a negative assertion, it merely rejects a statement or claim as true. The second is a positive assertion to the opposite, claiming that the opposite statement is true.
  2. Many people extend the non-belief in gods to any supernatural beings, as many of such claims are similar.