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Why be an atheist?
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Among the public, misconceptions about atheism and atheists abound. To dispel all the confusion, I would have to write from now until kingdom come.
Atheism is the lack of belief Atheism is the lack of belief in the existence of gods. It is not a belief system or a religion but the denial that supernatural beings exist.
The Improbability of God by Richard Dawkins from Free Inquiry , Volume 18, Number 3.
New Atheism is the name given to the ideas promoted by a collection of modern atheist writers who have advocated the view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises." [ 1 ]
Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] [ 5 ] Most inclusively, atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. [ 4 ] [ 5 ] [ 6 ] [ 7 ] Atheism is contrasted with theism , [ 8 ] [ 9 ] which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists . [ 9 ] [ 10 ] The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος ( atheos ), meaning "without god(s)", used as a pejorative term applied to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought , skeptical inquiry , and subsequent increase in criticism of religion , application of the term narrowed in scope.
Wednesday, 24 February 2010 21:52 Staff
By - - YOUTUBE - DOGMATICCURE Added: Saturday, 29 January 2011 at 1:23 AM Via Friendly Atheist It’s not quite auto-tune, but it’s a list of what non-theists believe, told from the mouths (sort of) of prominent atheist writers and YouTubers. The song is “Future” by Colony 5: "This is what we believe" is based on the song Future by Colony 5, and it's a response to all those who think that we who don't follow any religious faith don't believe in anything. The video is also a tribute to all women and men who advocate a secular worldview, free from religious dogma and other supernatural beliefs, and a celebration of science and reason.
Why be an atheist? Letter to an atheist Why believe in God?
I am prothelsized to constantly by atheist friends, both on Facebook and in my life, things I never do – I am told that they are doing this as some form of protest for equality. Yet, these very same people take offense to anyone putting up anything religious on their Facebook page. I had an atheist friend say to me he was insulted and angry that religious people/colleagues no longer wanted to talk or debate with him – when his intent in his own words ‘was to tear them a new a-hole!’
Foundational Essays The core of Ebon Musings , these essays refute theistic belief, justify atheism from the ground up, and lay out the foundation for an atheistic worldview.