Don’t Replace Religion; End It
Penn Jillette, author, "God, No!"
Atheism is the absence of religion. We don’t really need atheism. We just need to get rid of religion.
What Atheism Lacks Is Mystery
Phyllis Tickle, author, "Emergence Christianity"
Like a religion, it can offer community and common cause to its adherents. But it lacks mystery, transcendence and beauty.
At Atheist Church, No Faith Required
Pippa Evans and Sanderson Jones, co-founders, The Sunday Assembly
Even nonbelievers can get together to sing songs, hear great speakers and celebrate the incredible gift of life.
Atheism Can Have the Worst Traits of Religion
Cord Jefferson, Gawker
Too many atheists call churchgoers “morons” or “brainless,” displaying the same hubristic arrogance they despise when it comes from the other side.
Show Atheism the Respect That Religions Get
Jason Torpy, president, Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers
Atheists are the second-largest demographic in the military. We should affirm their world view, alongside religious ones.
A Rival, but Not a Threat
Diana Bass, author, "Christianity After Religion"
Even Christopher Hitchens said that religious faith was “ineradicable” as long as human beings fear death and each other.
Essay on Theism and Atheism
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"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase," that's how Martin Luther King Jr. described the process of faith during a speech he delivered in the sixties. King Jr. was a strong advocate for peace and racial equality as well as a believer in Christ and a teacher for those who needed to be shown the right path. He taught people that having faith is a healthy tool for the mind that helps get us through the toughest times in our lives. Faith can be defined by Christian Virtue as a strong belief that something is true; in spite of evidence to the contrary that it is a belief beyond evidence or logical argument. To others faith is something that they use to have confidence about their daily lives and to many…show more content…
One of the most influential atheists was a deist named Thomas Paine. Paine was already influential in society as he wrote the first anti-slavery law of the United States. He also wrote the book "The Age of Reason", which is considered as the single most influential atheistic book ever written. He writes, "All national institutions of churches, whether Jewish, Christian, or Turkish, appear to me no other than human inventions set up to terrify and enslave mankind, and monopolize power and profit." Atheists think that because life is so absurd, that there is no God and that the idea of God is inconsistent with the idea of freedom. They regard theist belief as "pigs flying", because they are so caught up in their belief that God doesn't exist due to the fact that they can't see him. Since when has Hide and Seek become a resourceful technique in determining whether or not God exists?
Theism can be defined as the belief in the existence of at least one god - noting more, nothing less. Theism is, literally, belief in the existence of God. A theist myself, I believe in a divine entity, God, that sets out our life as it sees fit. We believe that God is our creator because we choose to, not because we have to and apparently this is inconvenient and unacceptable to the atheist community. They think that nothing good can come from having faith in God, just a cluster of displeased practitioners with broken