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  • Atheists

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    Atheists There are quite a few people who have made important contributions to atheism, scepticism, agnosticism and religious critique through history. This page serves as an index to a series of short biographies of some of those individuals. Included here are historians, philosophers, statesmen, lawyers, scientists and more. Although separated by time and profession, what unites them is a common interest in reason, skepticism and critical thinking - in particular when it comes to traditional

  • The Atheist Community

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    older sister is a socially liberal, politically active and progressive believer of God. My middle sister is an educated, rational, conflicted agnostic. My Brother-in-law is a politically progressive, believer in science, morally ethical, and an atheist. My husband is a religiously jaded, spiritually conscious agnostic. And I am; well, I’m not quite sure where I fit in. Among the array of social, spiritual and political beliefs, I find myself admiring portions of each person within my family,

  • A Response to an Atheist

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    a millennia, philosophers and theologians alike have disputed the existence of God. From my perspective, it seems as though the atheists are on the attack against theists in the hopes to disprove the existence of God so that they find some comfort in their bleak outlook on mankind’s existence. McCloskey, an outspoken atheist, wrote an article titled “On Being an Atheist” in which he examined and tried to disprove three arguments that he believed convinced many theists of God’s existence. These three

  • Response to the Atheist

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    The article “On Being an Atheist” by H.J. McCloskey provides much insight into the atheistic viewpoint. It provides comparison to the opposing theistic perspective pertaining to the existence of God. It argues for the reasons and virtues behind the belief of atheism to prove its superiority over theism as a source of strength. In the essay, McCloskey refers to arguments like the cosmological argument, teleological argument, and arguments from design as proofs. He argues that since there is no evidence

  • Atheist in America

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    steady, rise of the atheist population in the United States, the inquiry is becoming more relevant in modern research. The atheist population in America are considered to be cognitively deviant because they reject a theist view which are the majority. They are also one of the most discriminated groups and hold a very large and pervasive stigma.. There are a multitude of recent studies that address the topic of atheism in the United States in varying ways. First, “Becoming an atheist in America: Constructing

  • Discrimination against atheist

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    United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.” Cecil Bothwell, an atheist, fell victum to this opression in 2009 when she won an election for a seat in the city council of Asheville, North Carolina. She was nearly unseated because local critics highlighted the provision in the constitution of North Carolina that prvented

  • Personal Narrative – Atheist

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    Personal Narrative – Atheist I didn't ask for the pastor to come over. I would have much rather been left alone to watch daytime TV. True, I was beginning to feel I little isolated, but some sissy-voiced holy man I hardly knew wasn't going to make me feel any better. But it was standard policy to notify the church when one of its fold has been hospitalized, for prayer requests and all that mush, and when the pastor heard that I was already home, he felt obligated to visit, as if seeing my swollen

  • My Atheist Journey

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    use her talents in a way that benefits others. One of the benefits of volunteering there is having good conversation during the rare times we're slow. In the midst of one conversation the director casually mentioned that there's no such thing as an atheist (with the implication being that no one can be truly free of religion in their “heart of hearts”). This was simply a casual comment by an otherwise intelligent person that was so culturally acceptable no one even batted an eye. This is also the

  • An Utophia: World Ruled By Atheists

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    believe in today, the biggest discrimination between people and governments is the discrimination of religion. Therefore, if the world was ruled by a group of people, that group should have been atheists to get rid of this discrimination. Many people may think that moral is attached to religion, and atheist societies are likely to be corrupted because they have no sense of morality. One reason for this is that holy books regulate moral principles. Without a book that enlightens them, people can easily

  • H.J. McCloskey's On Being an Atheist

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    In the article “On Being an Atheist”, H. J. McCloskey tries to show that believing in God is unreasonable. McCloskey first tries to point out flaws in theism by trying to disprove the cosmological and the teleological arguments. After trying to show the flaws in the two argument he brings up the problem of evil to try to discredit theism as a self-contradictory belief. At the end of his article he tries to show his readers that atheism is comforting and that theism is not. When you go through McCloskey’s