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.

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A logical and factual rebuttal of general Christian nonsense.

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

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“The sound of tyranny is silence.” - Professor A.C. Grayling.

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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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When trying to explain phenomena beware of logical fallacies.

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As an atheist, I place a strong emphasis on personal responsibility, and it's something that seems to be lacking in the religious world.

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

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