About Atheism

Atheism is a very broad term, even though it is basically interpreted as the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. The term is contrasted with theism, which suggests that there exists at least one deity. The word atheism dates back to the 5th Century BCE Greek word atheos, which means “without gods.” Over the years, the application of the word has been narrowed down significantly, thanks to the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry and an increase in the criticism of religion.

Today, there are very few people who understand the concept completely and that is why atheism is often misunderstood and even vilified to a large extent. Different people perceive atheism differently, and hence, it is difficult to determine the total number of atheists in the world. Questions related to atheism can stem from philosophical, social or even historical perspectives. While some rationalize their lack of belief in a supernatural deity as insufficient empirical evidence, others rationalize their stance with the problem of evil that theism fails to resolve at many levels.

Whatever the reason may be for one to turn to atheism, Atheist Republic is one of the few organizations that try to highlight how okay it is to raise questions and seek answers, an idea that is often denounced by many religious people. The team at Atheist Republic strives to educate those interested in atheism, because they unanimously believe that understanding the subject will help one see how most of the attacks made upon atheism and atheists are based on mistaken assumptions and a general lack of knowledge.

Here is hoping you, too, find Atheist Republic to be a resourceful website that not only answers the questions you may have, but also enriches your mind.

ניתוח לא כל כך קצר על אמונות / רעיונות אנשים פשוטיםשלגבי מקומנו ביקום , המטרה שלנוואת קיומו שלבורא אלוהי .

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Saying that I can't do something because it's against your religion, is like saying that I can't eat cake because you're on a diet.

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A law against hurting religious sentiments will lead to the imprisonment of most, if not all of the faithful of almost every religion on earth.

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This book attempts to justify the quote by George Bernard Shaw: “All great truths begin as blasphemies.

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La imaginación ayuda a comprender el por qué de la religión primitiva y la necesidad de más a la razón de la ciencia moderna

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Are we allowing our own fear of being wrong to punish those who need our help the most?

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I’m not interested in making a claim about which is the “better” atheism but I am interested in the type of “unbelief” that we present and promote within our communities. Secularism shouldn’t be interested in competing because it doesn’t stand as an alternative to religion but rather a political philosophy that stands alongside belief and nonbelief. I think atheists should be championing secularism in the public/political realm.

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An interview with Terry Sanderson, the President of the National Secular Society, a British organization that promotes secularism. He has cancer.

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Perhaps a bit of social totalitarianism is what Secularism lacks after all

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Why was religion created? Humans are known as the users of tools, so what does that say about religion as a man made concept?

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