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.

A synopsis of Ken Ham’s arguments at the Creation Debate and an anti-theist’s responses to them.

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The religious often try to defend the religious crimes of the past by telling us that atheists have historically committed worse ones. But is that really true?

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Despite the immense pressures to adhere to their faiths, more and more Muslims are turning away from Islam.

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Experience the life of a freethinker in a country where thinking is a regretful, immoral, offensive, punishable act…

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A preamble to the atheist manifesto—a reaffirmation of the principles of disbelief.

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There must be four gospels like there are four winds of heaven and four corners of the Earth, wrote Irenaeus. This appears to have been the first Christian figure to compile the four gospels we know today as official canon, and this is the kind of criteria he used.

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How long do atheists have before the religious of the world unite in common cause against them?

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If you want to understand how religion was born all you need to do is understand cargo cults.

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God ‘is’, the same as any supernatural cause ‘is’.

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