|Dennis Baker RPG Superstar 2010 Top 16, Contributor|
Dennis Baker wrote:Again, we're not talking about real-world atheists, for whom your statement is generally true. In the campaign setting, atheists do not generally disbelieve in souls or the afterlife. Many people have suggested that in-setting atheism might be better described as misotheism or dystheism, because it involves antipathy, or at least apathy, towards the beings worshiped as gods by most mortals. Many of them regard these beings as simply very powerful outsiders, not worthy of worship.
As a rule, very few atheists believe in an afterlife.
Atheism is pretty goofy in game... sort of like having Christianity in Golarion. One group of people believe in something that breaks a bunch of in game things that are "verifiably real".
That's exactly my point. In game atheism has little in common with the logic and skepticism which are the cornerstones of real world atheism. Which is weird.