Faitheism

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FAITH ATHEISM (Faitheism)

Faith Atheism is a recent Internet coinage. According to its proponents the “faitheists” agree on the following:

• No God or gods exist.
• Neither humans nor the universe was created by a “higher” power.
• There is no immortal soul nor is there an afterlife.

Calling themselves religious, the faitheists differ from the standard variety of atheists, who do not regard atheism as a religion. Instead, faitheists realize that it is impossible to prove that no god or gods exist, just as theists cannot prove that a god does exist. The faitheists, however, have faith that no god exists.

{The Freethinker, November-December 1998}