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 Dean Van Drasek

The laws of the people are really not all that different than the laws of the monotheistic gods and in many cases, they are superior. I thought I’d come up with my own modern “commandments” from an atheist.

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Take a look on any news page on facebook recently and the threads are full of Egyptians posting whether or not they condone the happenings in Egypt. I always detest violence myself, I think it is the behaviour of people who aren't clever enough to talk but I can understand where some people are coming from regarding the Muslim Brotherhood.

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In the realm of controlling language to control people, none has left a mark like Islam – while it upholds Arabic as the one holy language that Allah chose to provide his final revelation, it also uses the Arabic script and vocabulary to colonize and destroy local languages, dividing peoples and histories while it’s at it.

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Combining religious themes with scientific announcements can create misunderstandings and false support for religious dogma. We need to drop the references to irrelevant mythological stories.

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People regularly get away with crimes, even homicide, yet escape justice because the harm was caused in the name of religion or superstition. Civil society needs to treat these actions as the crimes against innocents that they are.

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by Makeesha Fisher

Amazing things happen all the time. When people detract from the real, tangible and spectacular feats of human skill and ingenuity, we all suffer.

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Science is constantly pushing back the realm of the unknown, the misunderstood, and the seemingly miraculous. So what is left for God to do?

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How many times have you wanted to talk honestly about religion at a social event, but had to bite your tongue for propriety’s sake? Well, now you don’t have to worry. Here are 10 steps on how to broach the topic without getting crucified.

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How is it that science can detect the unimaginably small and least reactive of all known matter, yet we have never detected any existence of a soul? (Warning: If you don’t like a bit of science with your morning coffee, it may be better to watch a cat video rather than proceed with this blog post.) For those willing to read through all this, the punch line is at the end ;-).

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Earlier this year, Black Skeptics Los Angeles (BSLA) spearheaded its First in the Family Humanist Scholarship initiative, which focuses on providing resources to undocumented, foster care, homeless and LGBTQ youth who will be the first in their families to go to college.

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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.