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.

Chaplains in the U.S. Military provide a vital service to its personnel and since the chaplaincy was first instituted, Roman Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Muslims and most recently Buddhists and Humanists have all faced resistance in their attempt for representation and support.

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by Lara Saumatre

Religious conservatism dictates social standards in Egypt. Sexual harassment continues to be a legitimate problem and is fueled, in part, by beliefs about women that are taught by religious institutions.

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Everyone can find a way to test their own beliefs, if they are brave enough to accept the results.

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by Lara Saumatre

Even though atheism is a personal choice, religious institutions seem to find its presence threatening – as in Egypt where it is condemned by Islam.

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by Vish Carvaka

“Leaving religion” may be seen as a “cruel joke” of a solution to the victims of the Rakhine State civil war. However, it must be put on the table, because it is the only way out of a conflict that could outlast this century. Destroying religion may be the only hope for a people who have perhaps not seen the color of clean water, let alone any evidence that what they are willing to die and kill for exists at all.

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Are nonreligious people self-loathing? Do they believe that their nation is better off with more religious people in it? A recent survey presents some puzzling conclusions.

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by James Lawrence

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.

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As the late, great Christopher Hitchens put it, “Religion Poisons Everything.” The Earth shrinks in the eyes of the faithful – you may be relative newcomers like the Lhotshampa or residents older than the usurpers, like the Hindus of Pakistan or Parsis of Iran, or its just that you had a new idea, like the Baha'is or Ahmadis. Only a secular republic will recognize every single inhabitant as its own.

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How can we teach without preaching? It’s time to stop engaging in petty fights with the faithful. Maybe it’s time to start learning from their playbook to get the message of atheism out there. If it’s effective for them, why can’t it be effective for us?

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by Frank Follie

Last week, an Einstein-inscribed Bible sold for $68,500 at a New York City auction. This could possibly be seen as a "win" for Christians everywhere. Instead, it's probably more of a reflection of cultural norms and expectations.

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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.