Atheists in real life are a rather diverse group. Truth be told, the main thing affirmed by the name "atheist" is that the individual rejects faith in any divine beings. It's similar to attempting to make a lucid generalization about individuals who dislike baseball.
In fiction, be that as it may, while it is sensibly basic to see a character who is never indicated polishing or actually specifying religion, its for the most part just characters with a reasonable level of skepticism and sharpness who can state through and through that they don't accept there are any divine beings. A percentage of the more normal character characteristics are:
A Cynicism Catalyst or some other trauma, or a hopeless life as a rule was the immediate reason for their "change" to godlessness, and additionally a Rage Against the Heavens at a God who lets such things happen. Hence, the Hollywood Atheist can without much of a stretch be made to invert or rethink their absence of-conviction if something great happens, regardless of the fact that there is no express association between the great occasion and awesome intercession. Alternately, when something awful happens (particularly their demise approaching) the nonbeliever will all of a sudden get a sufficient devotee to appeal to God for help. See Nay-Theist on the off chance that they do have faith in a higher power yet have resentment against it thus. Skeptics have been turned off by charlatans and lowlifess acting for the sake of religion and just need to be demonstrated a non-dishonest adherent to see the light. Skeptics are some way or another basically unconscious of religion, and will cheerfully change over on the spot when educated of the basics of whatever doctrine the work is embracing. Expect them in an Author Tract (notwithstanding the name this appears as right on time as the book Hayy ibn Yaqzan, making this figure of speech Older Than Feudalism).
Agnostics just appear to have contentions against their society's dominating religion, frequently Christianity, and to a lesser degree, its brethren Judaism and Islam. They'll have nothing terrible to say against Eastern religions. Agnostics are realists and likely technophiles/transhumanists/roboticists also. Skeptics are pleasure seekers and egotistical people who just think about themselves and their joy. Agnostics have a pseudo-religious faith in science and rationale. That is scientism, not anti-faith. A few skeptics may hold this, however once more, that isn't a characterizing characteristic. Skeptics are discouraged, desolate, avoidant and frequently Straw Nihilists. Skeptics exist exclusively to ridicule religious individuals. Agnostics are straight-out insidious, having clearly dismisses all idea of good and bad when they dismisses religion. Look in, out and all around Faith Heel Turn. Agnostics have no ethical code. Nonbelievers are priggishly persuaded of their own savvy prevalence and normally blinded over "reality" by their own particular elitist demands. Normally, they are indicated as being Not So Different from their religious rivals, particularly the more fanatical ones. Regular to all depictions of the Hollywood Atheist is the real trick that confidence is the characteristic state and something must jump out at push the character far from the standard. Given that the greater part of people worldwide are religious (to fluctuating degrees), this justifiably colors media enormously, yet at the same time, its generally 'my explanation behind not accepting is X.' One never listens 'I simply don't have motivation to accept', which is a typical (if not the most widely recognized) genuine reason given by Atheists. See additionally Acceptable Religious Targets.
A real exemption is science fiction which frequently goes so far the other route as to state that Religion Is Wrong and humankind has Outgrown Such Silly Superstitions; for skeptics living in dream settings where the presence of divine beings is verifiable, see Flat Earth Atheist and Nay-Theist. Likewise with other strawman tropes, Hollywood Atheism is an exaggeration of Real Life disposition created to suit the reasons of different creators: by definition, true Atheists are not cases. The way that there are a little minority of Atheists in Real Life who display these aspects does not imply that you ought to accept that those qualities apply to any agnostic you meet. Contrast and Holier Than Thou, and see Crisis of Faith. See additionally Useful Notes on Atheism. Not to be befuddled with a percentage of the American preservationist development's more vocal parts' perspective of Hollywood's "war on Faith".