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.

An examination of Eric Lounsbery’s debate arguments and why they fail

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KimBoo York has been an atheist mourner since 1996, and in her first column brings her brand of sarcasm and optimism to the brutal reality of grief.

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

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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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A relative of mine just told me that she had wasted her prayers on me over the years. So, I want to repay her wasted effort. What do you think I should give her as a compensatory gift? Be nice.

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The Jewish lineage may indeed just be a long line of mistakes.

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Siendo ateo, responder esta pregunta es importante, no para convencerse de estos conceptos anticuados, sino para que podamos entender a las personas que todavía se adhieren a ellos.

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When trying to explain phenomena beware of logical fallacies.

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Most of us value human relationships. We are regularly faced with the differences between ourselves and others and we choose to navigate those differences with as little conflict and drama as possible. We do not want to leave hurt feelings, broken friendships and childish behaviour in our wake as we travel through life. As we mature, we learn to handle interactions more or less successfully and most of us desire to leave a positive mark on the world. We also learn quickly that human interaction is quite messy and often complicated. I suggest a call to deeper civility.

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A letter to God suggesting that treatment for a mental illness might be required.

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