Atheism is the absence of a belief in god according to most people, and these individuals do not believe in a higher power or a supreme being. Instead atheism is represented by those who believe everything that has ever occurred is random and that religion is harmful rather than beneficial. An atheist follows the belief that man is the one who created god and not the other way around, and they believe that religion is a tool used by the powerful to control the masses. Proof is demanded of god's existence and when none can be provided the followers of atheism disregard this theory completely. Faith involves the absence of proof and that makes atheism the exact opposite of organized religion. Many scientists are atheists because they need to see proof in order to believe and that is something that religion of any type can not usually provide.