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 logical and factual rebuttal of general Christian nonsense.

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Being a first generation atheist parent has so many benefits - here’s one that just occurred to me.

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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 sound of tyranny is silence.” - Professor A.C. Grayling.

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For believers, a short corporeal life precedes an eternity in a better incorporeal afterlife. For atheists, this life is all we have.

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Are emotional reasons for an atheistic perspective something we should evaluate? I for one think so.

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Recent criticism has been launched my way by blogger/podcaster Tyler Vela; I respond to his arguments and attempt to show that they are mostly misguided.

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A law against hurting religious sentiments will lead to the imprisonment of most, if not all of the faithful of almost every religion on earth.

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Ordinary everyday events are experienced differently when viewed by atheists and by believers.

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