Atheist Republic's Archive of Atheism Blog Posts & Articles

The Atheist Republic international team of bloggers regularly writes atheist blog posts and articles about a variety of subjects including religion, atheist parenting, atheist kids, current events, ethics and morality, community and commentary on news stories of interest to atheists. Our writers hail from a variety of backgrounds and write from their own unique histories providing a diverse wealth of experiences. We welcome you to read the posts and engage with them in the comments section. You can also click on the author’s name to see the other posts they've written.

by James Lawrence

Respect has to be earned, not just by individuals but by movements and doctrines as well.

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by Tom Hanak

There is a fine line between tolerance and recognizing an untruth. I'd like to think that I am quite tolerant. I don't hold any prejudice against people of different ethnicities, cultures, or physical characteristics.

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What happens when an African American female intimate partner violence victim attempts to defend herself after years of domestic terror? She gets slapped with a mandatory minimum 20 years in prison for aggravated assault.

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With Syria in utter turmoil, horrific videos of scorched children and a certain famous video of a Muslim eating another man’s heart, how can anyone associate Islam with peace?

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Shutting the doors to Muslims overtly or by underhanded means simply helps divide the world more sharply into the “Dar al-Harb” (House of War) and “Dar al-Islam” and validates the Islamic worldview.

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Legends are borne from the passage of time, but are rarely ever worthy of such status or acclaim. They are used as benchmarks, role models for us lesser mortals, something to aspire towards—but who, in all honesty, wants to be immortalised as a barbaric, blood-hungry warmonger? Well, if your name's Muhammad, you might raise your hand.

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by Sikivu Hutchinson

Oh to be middle-aged, male, skeptic and white — master of the rational universe. The ad nauseum propagandistic bullshit that atheist/secularis/freethought circles are magically exempt from institutional racism, sexism and heterosexism continues to be blown to bits by allegations of pervasive sexual harassment

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by Lara Saumatre

Many tend to attribute humanity's glory and evil to God's will, while omitting human effort and capability. Does believing in a deity necessarily mean degrading human beings? Is humanism compatible with religion?

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by Rob Sharples

The threat of Hell to many religious folk is enough to leave them whimpering in a corner with their knees pulled up to their chest, and ready to sprint to the nearest confession box. But what if Hell was the greatest lie to have ever been formulated?

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Atheists actually miss out on a lot of activities that religious believers can participate in. Let’s go through the list, and see what you think.

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The Value of Atheist Blogs

There is social stigma that surrounds atheism in many communities, a stigma which causes many atheists to hide their true selves rather than proclaim their views proudly and in public.

Fortunately, not every atheist feels this way, and there are a few atheist bloggers maintaining blogs on a variety of atheist-related topics. These are valuable resources for other atheists, and it is well worth exploring them for the advice, life experience and information they contain.

What Atheist Blogs Might Contain

Not every atheist blogger blogs about atheism directly. There are many topics that might interest atheists and topics that value from the viewpoint of a non-believer. Here are just some of the blogs you may find written by other atheists:

These are just a few of the many topics that might be covered by an atheist blogger. As you explore the world of atheist blogging, you may find a variety of topics that will interest you and appeal to your views about the world.

Why Read a Blog About Atheism?

Being an atheist can be lonely and isolating, especially if you must hide your beliefs from your friends and family; a community of those with similar beliefs can be truly beneficial to both the blogger and the readers. These blogs are especially helpful when they provide some real-world advice for living as an atheist in a religious word. It can be a challenge to find atheist-friendly parenting advice, for example, from other bloggers; seeking out atheist bloggers will yield far better results.

Another benefit of atheist blogging is the ability to learn about a wide array of viewpoints and personal philosophies. Unlike religions, where members must subscribe to specific beliefs, atheists come from a wide spectrum of backgrounds and philosophical principles. Reading about these different viewpoints can open your eyes to ideas outside of your own and help to generate interesting conversations with other readers and even friends and family outside of the blog.

Sharing a blog about various atheism topics can be a good way to bridge the topic with your family and bring up a discussion about your views on god and religion, providing you with a jumping-off point for valuable communication opportunities. You never know; you might even find after sharing a post that there are a few closet atheists in your social group.