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.

Why are so many religious people afraid of science revealing the closeness of our relationship with animals?

Read more

I have often been asked why I don't argue against the existence of unicorns or leprechauns. Well let me explain...

Read more

Many seem to think free speech was upheld in this episode. They are missing the point. Free speech is a major loser. There will be long term repercussions. Here’s why.

Read more

I'm constantly reminded, reproachfully, that I was born Muslim and that it's my duty to remain faithful to Allah. Islam functions very much like a clan. It's a closely intertwined tribe whose rules you must obligatorily and blindly obey.

Read more

Brian: "I am NOT the Messiah!" Arthur: "I say you are Lord, and I should know. I've followed a few."[1]

Read more

Los creacionistas afirman saber que el mundo es de entre 6.000 y 10.000 años de antigüedad. Muy a su pesar, los hechos científicos hablan más fuerte que la fe

Read more

Kosher- and halal-certified products are a scam because they cost more without raising the quality of the product. And, there is no reason for it except that God said so.

Read more

Many Muslims claim Muhammad was illiterate and thus the Quran must be divine. These Muslims claim that if no one is able to produce something like what is found in the Quran, that the Quran must be from Allah. But what criteria are used to judge those who attempt to meet this challenge? What does the Quran itself say about the challenge? Does the challenge itself even make sense?

Read more

The true absurdity of New Testament logic is uncovered by the application of text linguistics to Paul’s writing on atheism and homosexuality.

Read more

No boxed set is complete without some extras. So here are some alternate endings and deleted scenes!

Read more

Pages