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 Armin Navabi

Atheism worldwide is affected by numerous factors. Cultural and political influences have the greatest effect on determining how large a country's atheist population will be.

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by James Lawrence

It's a great day to be an American homosexual not so great to be a Russian homosexual, as the US moves forward with human rights on the other side of the world, Russia takes a massive step back

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by Lee Myers

Christian hatred for homosexuality goes well beyond the bigots of the Westboro Baptist Church. It is rooted in a blind obedience to an outdated code of conduct which states if any homosexual dare be anything other than celibate, they should be put to death. This religious hatred is responsible for some of the most devastating tragedies of our times, and it is time for it to end.

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When I heard about the riot in Bangladesh I immediately “aha, this is a revolt against an oppressive government” because I am a simple-minded fool like that. But when I looked into it, I learnt that it was very much the other way around and I began rooting for the government to regain control.

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by James Lawrence

The damage done in sexual attacks by priests is incalculable; not only is it rape, it is a culture of rape being fostered under the veil of religion. It teaches its victims that what they are participating in is evil, even though they did not ask for it.

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Undoubtedly, human evolution has slowed considerably...maybe even stopped altogether. As an intelligent species, rather than adapting to our environment by evolving, we do so by being inventive. Our ingenuity has led us so far that we can now exploit human genetics to our own ends. We can beat our own nature.

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by Lee Myers

Free speech is being threatened all over the eastern hemisphere by those who wish to silence others who speak out against religion. Freedom is a gift, which when allowed to flourish, will flush out bigotry all by itself. No censorship required. In fact, censorship and coercion can be outright counterproductive.

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Proverbs 13:24 reads “He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes.” The biblical concept of "spare the rod and spoil the child" has encouraged and condoned hundreds of millions of cases of child abuse throughout history. Blind devotion to such monstrous nonsense continues to taint Christianity with brutality to this very day, and is still killing kids.

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by Matty Arnold

Millions, if not billions of people worldwide pray for health, good fortune, and spiritual guidance every day. There’s a good reason why so many people regularly spend time praying, and that’s because prayer is powerful.

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One thing that annoys me even more than hearing stupidity from theists is hearing it from an atheist. There are some new atheists who are as blind followers as they were when they were sitting in the pews and there are some old atheists who were never firing on all cylinders to begin with. Here are some of the silliest things I’ve hears from atheists.

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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.