Everyone is an Atheist

The dictionary definition of God is “a supernatural creator and overseer of the universe.” Included in this definition are all deities, goddesses and supernatural beings. Since the beginning of recorded history, which is defined by the invention of writing by the Sumerians around 6,000 years ago, historians have cataloged over 3700 supernatural beings, of which 2870 can be considered deities.

So next time someone tells me they believe in God, I’ll say “Oh which one? Zeus? Hades? Jupiter? Mars? Odin? Thor? Krishna? Vishnu? Ra?…” If they say “Just God. I only believe in the one God,” I’ll point out that they are nearly as atheistic as me. I don’t believe in 2,870 gods, and they don’t believe in 2,869.


With thousands of deities out there to not believe in, Atheists just go one deity further.

Folksonomies: atheism

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God (0.968781): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Monotheism (0.565591): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Deity (0.486623): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Atheism (0.399256): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Theism (0.398164): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc
Universe (0.364533): dbpedia | freebase
Creator deity (0.361306): dbpedia | freebase | yago
Definition (0.337727): dbpedia | freebase | opencyc

 Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist
Electronic/World Wide Web>Internet Article:  Gervais, Ricky (Dec 19, 2010), Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an Atheist, Wall Street Journal, Retrieved on 2011-02-24
  • Source Material [blogs.wsj.com]
  • Folksonomies: science atheism