Criticism of atheism
Criticism of atheism is criticism of the concepts, validity, or impact of atheism, including associated political and social implications. Criticisms include arguments based on theistic positions, arg...
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Saudi Arabia Sentences A Man To 10 Years In Prison And 2,000 Lashes For Expressing His Atheism On Twitter
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man...
Penn Jillette's amazing rant about the religious belief paradox
In this (profane) installment of Penn Jillette's Atheist's Guide to the 2012 Election, the Penn and Teller illusionist (and outspoken atheist) shoots straight to the heart of the religious belief para...
US-Bangladesh blogger Avijit Roy hacked to death
A US-Bangladeshi blogger whose campaigning for a secular society in Bangladesh angered Islamists is hacked to death on a street in the capital Dhaka.
Atheism - Shadows of Doubt 1/6
Atheism - A Rough History of Disbelief - 1 - Shadows of Doubt.
Atheism
Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities. Most inclusively, atheism is the...
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Implicit and explicit atheism
Implicit atheism and explicit atheism are types of atheism coined by George H. Smith (1979, p. 13-18). "Implicit atheism" is defined as "the absence of theistic belief without a conscious rejecti...
Weak and strong atheism
Positive atheism, also called strong atheism and hard atheism, is the form of atheism that asserts that no deities exist; negative atheism, also called weak atheism and soft atheism, is any other type...
Morality without religion
Secular morality is the aspect of philosophy that deals with morality outside of religious traditions. Modern examples include humanism, freethinking, and most versions of consequentialism. Additional...
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Euthyphro dilemma
The Euthyphro dilemma is found in Plato's dialogue Euthyphro, in which Socrates asks Euthyphro, "Is the pious (τὸ ὅσιον) loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by th...
Divine command theory
Divine command theory is a meta-ethical theory which proposes that an action's status as morally good is equivalent to whether it is commanded by God. The theory asserts that what is moral is determin...
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Secular religion
Secular religion is a term that has been used to characterize Communism and other nontheistic communal belief systems.
In 1936 a Protestant priest referred explicitly to Communism as a new secular...
Scientific imperialism
Scientific imperialism is a term that appears to have been coined by Dr. Ellis T. Powell when addressing the Commonwealth Club of Canada on 8 September 1920. Though he defined imperialism as "the sens...
Antireligion
Antireligion is opposition to religion. Antireligion is distinct from atheism (the absence of a belief in deities) and antitheism (an opposition to belief in deities), although antireligionists may b...
Antitheism
Antitheism (sometimes anti-theism) is active opposition to theism. The term has had a range of applications; in secular contexts, it typically refers to direct opposition to organized religion or to ...
State atheism
State atheism is the official promotion of atheism by a government. In contrast, a secular state purports to be officially neutral in matters of religion, supporting neither religion nor irreligion. ...
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Persecution of Christians in the Soviet Union
Throughout the history of the Soviet Union (1922-1991), Soviet authorities suppressed and persecuted various forms of Christianity to different extents depending on the particular era. Soviet policy,...
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Saudi Arabia Sentences A Man To 10 Years In Prison And 2,000 Lashes For Expressing His Atheism On Twitter
A court in Saudi Arabia has sentenced a man to 10 years in prison and 2,000 lashes for expressing his atheism in hundreds of social media posts. The report carried in Al-Watan says the 28-year-old man...
Problem of Hell
The problem of Hell is an ethical problem in religion where the notion of Hell as existing for the punishment of souls is regarded as inconsistent with notion of an omnibenevolent God. It derives fro...
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Dostoyevskaya (Moscow Metro)
Dostoyevskaya (Russian: Достоевская) is a Moscow Metro station in the Meshchansky District, Central Administrative Okrug, Moscow. It is on the Lyublinsko-Dmitrovskaya Line, between Maryina Roshcha...
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Lyubov Dostoyevskaya
Lyubov Fyodorovna Dostoyevskaya (Russian: Любо́вь Фёдоровна Достое́вская; 1869–1926) was a Russian writer, memoirist and the second daughter of famous writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky and his wife Anna. ...
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Edward Feser
Edward C. Feser (born 1968) is an American associate professor of philosophy at Pasadena City College. He has also been a visiting assistant professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and ...
Religion in China
China has long been a cradle and host to a variety of the most enduring religio-philosophical traditions of the world. Confucianism and Taoism, plus Buddhism, constitute the "three teachings", philoso...
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Calles Law
The Calles' Law, or Law for Reforming the Penal Code, was a reform of the penal code in Mexico under the presidency of Plutarco Elías Calles. The code reinforced strong restrictions against clerics an...
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Negative and positive atheism
Positive atheism, also called strong atheism and hard atheism, is the form of atheism that asserts that no deities exist; negative atheism, also called weak atheism and soft atheism, is any other type...
Dostoyevsky Museum
The F. M. Dostoyevsky Literary Memorial Museum (Государственный Литературно-мемориальный музей Ф. М. Достоевского), located on Kuznechny Lane 5/2 in Saint Petersburg, was opened on November 12, 1971 i...
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Omnipotence paradox
The omnipotence paradox is a family of semantic paradoxes which address two general issues and three specific issues:The omnipotence paradox states that: If a being can perform any action, then it sho...
Atheist Church
Sunday Assembly is a non-religious gathering co-founded by Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans in January 2013 in London, UK. The gathering is mostly for non-religious people who want a similar communal e...