The problem with the word atheism is that it isn't very useful in describing what one does believe, and includes all of the uncomfortable connotations of a word that started out as being something one was charged with or accused of. I thought it might be interesting to look at something a lot of atheists, myself included, consider themselves: Humanist. I think Wikipedia offers a pretty good starting definition: Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secular_humanism To me, Humanism offers a way to relate to the world on matters of morality and truth through the experience and life I'm certain to have currently. It's also kept open avenues I wouldn't have otherwise considered, if I were ever someone who was a strict adherent to only one way of thinking or some single faith. It's been my answer to "What can an atheist believe in?". I'll try to expand on this thread or make others about Humanism.