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.

Charles Darwin

Written and presented by Richard Dawkins, “The Genius of Charles Darwin” is a three-part documentary that focuses on the theory of evolution and its various ramifications within human society.

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A comparison of the remarkable similarities between belief in Jesus and belief in Santa

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Recently, Ricky Gervais appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Colbert, a Catholic, presses Gervais, an atheist, on issues pertaining to science, atheism and faith.

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The common ground for all mourners is that we grieve for what we have lost, but also for what we will never have.

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Explore with me one of my favorite Christian fallacies.

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As I expected, the selection of Pope Francis marked the beginning of some very interesting and substantial changes. Here, I attempt to deconstruct and explain what’s happening.

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"That you are here—that life exists, and identity; That the powerful play goes on, and you will contribute a verse"[1]

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