a person who believes the existence of a supreme being or God.
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a supreme being or God.
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of atheists :)
It is doubtful that those who call themselves atheist deny that there are beings greater than ameobas. Or that men and women are better than or supreme to slugs. A red-tail hawk, having waited for hours on a telephone pole, is not struck by conscienceness sake to drop the critter he's snatched from a field for dinner. Someone who does not consider himself supreme to his pet dog will soon be living in a houseful of vinegar and dung. Insanity would describe the inaction of those who don't regularly take their dog for a walk.
One can easily ascertain that the entire inhabited world (including so-called atheists) believes in supreme beings. A man who says there is no supreme being is simply stating that he himself is the supreme being, a silly tautology, and a ludicrous assumption. To be able to define a thing or word, one must be greater, supreme, or superior to that which is defined.
Let's suppose, then, that what the atheist really means is that he does not believe in an invisible God or supreme being. He does not believe because he can't see Him. He cannot detect Him by any of his five senses, or by any scientific instrumentation.
If that is the case, the atheist must also categorically deny the existence of the following: Love, Life, Joy, Peace, Happiness, Truth. Is that the kind of fellow you want making your hamburger?
Is that the kind of fellow you want teaching your children?