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.

In the second part of this blog I provide a blueprint of how unchallenged abstractions come to sway individuals of all stripes, regardless of intelligence and/or career.

Read more

When you surrender it all to a supposed “higher power,” you are giving up! Maybe that’s why so many relapse so often use these programs.

Read more

"Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them." ­ Proverbs 13:24

Read more

What the hell does the most important verse in the Christian Bible mean?

Read more

Scott Douglas Jacobsen: How do we defeat the Islamic Republic of Iran?

Read more

Seeing the horrors of fundamentalism in graphic detail may just change how you view the abuses committed in its wake. For me, all it took was a bad YouTube video.

Read more

A lot of atheists claim that prayer does nothing. Unfortunately, they're dead wrong about that.

Read more

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

Read more

We sometimes hear about cases of religious freedom trumping the rights of women and other groups. This should never be the case.

Read more

“Not knowing the answer to a question is not a valid excuse for making up a fairytale to explain it.” –Armin Navabi

Read more

Pages