Atheism is the lack of belief in no gods, or God. All atheists have a different set of beliefs since the only description of an atheist is a disbelief in God, or gods. They see no desire in looking outwards to a God or gods for their needs but believe it is within themselves. Atheism is not be categorized as a religion, but often atheists will have discussion groups to talk about different issues.
Stephen Hawking who considers himself atheist discusses his view on design and God, “Before we understand science, it is natural to believe that God created the universe. But now science offers a more convincing explanation. What I meant by ‘we would know the mind of God’ is, we would know everything that God would know, if there were a God, which there isn’t. I’m an atheist.” Hawking sees no need for a God, but views the belief in a God as a crutch for understanding.