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The Ongoing War

Aug 06, 2011 Comments Off by

Atheism has been around for a long time. Depending on how particular one is, and one’s definition of atheism, it could be said that atheism has been around forever, since before human beings, there was no religion to speak of. But there is clearly an atheist movement, recently fuelled by the rise of new atheism. [...]

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Why So Patronising?

Aug 05, 2011 Comments Off by

On many videos of debates, discussions, question and answer sessions and so on, it can sometimes be seen that a religious person will descend to the level of insults and offensive commands to try and enforce their point. A small number of people seem to like pressuring other people into agreement with fear or amateur [...]

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Secularism – The Atheist Bias Does Not Exist

Jul 11, 2011 Comments Off by

The secular principle denotes that all people are entitled to freedom of religion, including freedom from religion. However, many argue that this promotes atheism, and is therefore not unbiased towards all religions. This is not the case, and here’s why. Firstly, atheism is not a religion. (There are several other articles on this site that [...]

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How Do We Defeat The Creationists?

Jul 10, 2011 Comments Off by

Of all the insane religious people on the planet, the creationists, despite their extreme stupidity, seem to have managed to achieve much more than the others in terms of forcing their doctrine upon other people. The intelligent design mob have, in a way that’s almost commendable, managed to obscure their drivel so much underneath scientific language, [...]

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Do Atheists Try To Convert People?

Jul 10, 2011 Comments Off

The phrasing of this title quite deliberately suggests something that atheists will probably dislike, and it’s the word convert. Convert brings up some rather evil connotations as it is usually used to refer to what are sometimes aggressive tactics used by a few pushy religious people. It’s often pointed out that atheists seem to want to [...]

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Will Religion Die Out? What Will Happen To Atheism If It Does?

Jul 05, 2011 3 Comments

Unquestionably, the world is more atheist now than it used to be. Some of the most developed countries in the world have incredibly high percentages of atheists among their population. Some studies have estimated that countries such as Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Finland have atheist or agnostic majorities. Atheism is gaining momentum. Let’s envisage some [...]

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Can We Trust Our Own Logic?

Jul 03, 2011 1 Comment

So frequently in our analysis of the arguments for and against the existence of a god do we rely on our ability to use logic, that we might forget the requirement of logic that we question even logic itself. Logic is used to propagate beneath assumptions so as to find out whether they are reliable. [...]

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Can Science Give Us Answers?

Jun 27, 2011 Comments Off

You would not believe how many times I have seen this question written around the internet. Although actually, you might well believe it, but I certainly couldn’t. So I thought I’d answer it. The first and most fundamental point that I must make is that this question is very badly worded. Though this is the [...]

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Intuition, Causality, and Quantum Physics

Jun 19, 2011 2 Comments

One of the most popular arguments for the existence of a creator, is that the universe could not have happened of its own accord. The universe required some simpler, enduring object to create it. This is one of the favourites of our enemy William Lane Craig. It is perhaps one of the stronger arguments, simply [...]

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Should Religion Be Tolerated?

Jun 18, 2011 1 Comment

It is the stance of new atheism, that religion should in some way be actively opposed. Different people take that statement to different degrees of how much one should criticise it. I would go as far as saying that religion should always be challenged; it should always be rigorously scrutinised and its many flaws pointed [...]

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Is Christianity Under Attack From Atheism?

Jun 10, 2011 Comments Off

Yes. But obviously different people will try to read into this title in different ways, so here’s the way in which the answer to this question is yes. If religion didn’t exist, atheism wouldn’t exist either, or rather, nobody would know that it existed. If religion didn’t exist, everyone would by default be atheist. Atheism [...]

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Isn’t Atheism A Religion Too?

Jun 07, 2011 Comments Off

The answer to this question is entirely dependent on the definitions that one uses for atheism and religion. As more and more people think about the possible existence of deities and whether they can even know their state of existence, a broader spectrum of opinions is emerging. An increased number of fine distinctions are being [...]

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