It seems as though atheism can be defined in the same terms as a belief in, I'll say a religious god (even though the term religion now seems to be debatable in regards to a "higher being", although it is on the opposite spectrum, that of disbelief in a religious god. Is it true that atheists do not believe in a god, or would some describe their thoughts as being more agnostic, non-belief, rather than disbelief, as my friend explained it to me.
My argument is that an atheist appears just as guilty of belief in an absolute as a religious person is: there is no god vs. there is a god. Both are absolutes. How can someone know either way absolutely without there being "belief" involved.
What do you think? And what if Christians, Jews, Muslims, and whatever other religious believers are right? Who knows? And what if at some time in the future atheism is the predominant belief, does no one feel that religious believers would be persecuted just as some of you feel you are being persecuted in some way now?