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

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It has been my pleasure to present my children with as much information about religions as they are interested in. It is my experience that this knowledge reinforces skepticism.

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“If God creates morality, then morality is nothing more than the whimsy of a divine being blindly followed by humans.” – Armin Navabi

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The following open letter may upset you.  You may feel insulted because when it comes to matters of faith, people are more apt to take criticism personally and react defensively when their religious beliefs are brought into question.

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I hope that we can learn from Narendra Dabholkar that being an atheist is more than just not believing in gods, it’s also an implicit belief in the value of truth. That is a noble pursuit, and touches upon all that is worthy of emulation in humanity.

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Some things once known can never be unknown again. Unless of course you're struck in the head very hard.

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YouTube offers a vast array of talks, blogs and debates available for the modern atheist and agnostic.

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There is a romantic pull to the idea of shifting off this mortal coil with some remnant of ourselves left behind for our loved ones to cherish.

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The dusty pages/ Of my past remind me that/ Church is for the deaf.

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It’s about everything but peace and equality

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