The phrase ‘live faith’ is a commonly used phrase to describe living in a faith, especially one that’s not a belief in a supernatural force or supernatural authority.
It’s also used to describe being an atheist.
But what if the words ‘believe’ and ‘believer’ are different things, and the only difference is that you’re an atheist?
That’s what writer and speaker Jen Schroder is working on, as she explores the difference between faith and atheism.
Schroder is an attorney who’s worked on various atheist lawsuits, and she’s been studying the difference in the ways that people use the words in their everyday lives.
For instance, in her book, I Am a Freethinker: Why You Should be, she explains that some people use ‘belief’ as a synonym for ‘believing in God,’ whereas others may use ‘atheism’ as an alternative, such as when a person uses ‘believes in God.’
Schrodeur says that the word ‘atheist’ was invented in the 1960s as an umbrella term for all people who are not religious.
But as Schroder explains, ‘atheists are not just people who believe in a higher power or a higher law; they are people who do not subscribe to the traditional, universal, universalist model of religion, but instead, live in a way that embraces all kinds of different kinds of beliefs and practices.’
This can include belief in ghosts, ghosts in churches, ghosts that talk to people, ghosts who help people, and so on.’
Believing in ghosts has a long and long history in the world, and it’s a part of a broader culture,’ Schroder told Mashable.’
If you live in the U.K., the word “church” was invented to describe a religious institution that was built and operated by people of a particular religion.’
And the word atheists has become more and more popular over the years because there is an idea that it means somebody who doesn’t believe in the supernatural.’
Schroders book, in fact, is the first in a series of articles that she plans to write about ‘the atheist life’ that’s currently gaining momentum in the secular movement.
Schroder is a freelance writer based in New York City.
She is currently writing a book about the atheist lifestyle.