Atheist, agnostic, infidel, skeptic refer to persons not inclined toward religious belief or a particular form of religious belief. An atheist is one who denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings. An agnostic is one who believes it impossible to know anything about God or about the creation of the universe and refrains from commitment to any religious doctrine.
Infidel means an unbeliever, especially a nonbeliever in Islam or Christianity. A skeptic doubts and is critical of all accepted doctrines and creeds. People who use this definition categorize atheists as either negative (or implicit or weak) atheists or positive (or explicit or strong) atheists. Positive atheists, however, do. 2.) A person who believes that no god or gods exist. An atheist denies the existence of a deity or of divine beings. An agnostic believes it is impossible to know whether there is a God without sufficient evidence.
Although both words share a prefix (which is probably the source of much of the confusion) the main body of each word is quite different. Where these preconceived ideas come from varies, but they tend to evolve from theistic influences or other sources.Atheism is usually defined incorrectly as a belief system. Clearly, theistic influence taints dictionaries. People cannot trust these dictionaries to define atheism.
Without the (mono)theistic influence, the definition w.