Subject: What is Atheism?
I just want to know if atheists practice anything like sacrificing animals or anything sort of devilish? I don't know much about the subject, so sorry to be ignorant to it. But I was told once that they do sacrifice goats.
No, we don't sacrifice goats - just baby sheep on every full moon.
I'm joking! I don't know of any atheists who engage in animal sacrifices or any similar behavior. Perhaps there are a few, but what would they be sacrificing animals to? Probably some "higher power," and not while some atheists believe in ghosts and such, that's not the sort of thing you make sacrifices to. Usually that's some sort of god, and atheists don't believe in any gods.
As far as "devilish," that depends upon what you mean. Some atheists are Satanists, but they don't believe in a literal Satan - a Satan that is a real, living being. They treat Satan more as a metaphorical principle - some of the things they do might be regarded as "devilish" by some, but I wouldn't use that label.
Maybe the source from which i got my information was joking, but I just found out that someone for which I care alot for is an atheist, and I don't know how to take it. So, if you could just briefly explain to me what an atheist does or if they/you practice any type of rituals or anything of that nature to better help me deal with this, I would greatly appreciate it...
How do you take it when someone close to you is an atheist? Well, there really isn't much to do: just accept it and treat your friend like you always have, as a decent human being. There aren't any rituals or habits that need to be dealt with. The only thing atheists have in common is a lack of belief in gods. After that, anything is possible - you may share more in common with an atheist friend than with other theists.
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