Existence of God
Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others for thousands of years. In philosophical terms, such arguments involve primarily ...
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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...
7th-grader explains what her teacher would do if she DIDN’T deny the existence of God
What is going on…in TEXAS no less? Whatever happened to learning the “three R’s?” Now, students barely into their teens are being forced to defend their faith. Is this middle school or the Inquisitio...
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...
Mathematics, More than Theology, Helps Us Know God
Classical theology begins with the premise that God is infinite, but how can humans possibly have knowledge of God when infinity is, by definition, beyond the bounds of human imagination? First Things...
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.
Dead for 48 minutes, Catholic Priest claims God is female
A Catholic priest from Massachussetts was officially dead for more than 48 minutes before medics were able to miraculously re-start his heart has revealed a shocking revelation that will change everyt...
Atheism - Shadows of Doubt 1/6
Atheism - A Rough History of Disbelief - 1 - Shadows of Doubt.
Arguments for the existence of God
Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others for thousands of years. In philosophical terms, such arguments involve primarily ...
Arguments for the existence of God - Wikipedia
Arguments against the existence of God‎
Arguments for and against the existence of God have been proposed by philosophers, theologians, scientists, and others for thousands of years. In philosophical terms, such arguments involve primarily ...
Arguments against the existence of God‎ - Wikipedia
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...
Atheism - Wikipedia
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...
Augustinian theodicy
The Augustinian theodicy, named for the fourth and fifth-century theologian and philosopher Augustine of Hippo, is a type of Christian theodicy designed in response to the evidential problem of evil. ...
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Theological noncognitivism
Theological noncognitivism is the argument that religious language – specifically, words such as "God" – are not cognitively meaningful. It is sometimes considered as synonymous with ignosti...
Argument from beauty
The argument from beauty (also the aesthetic argument) is an argument for the existence of a realm of immaterial Ideas or, most commonly, for the existence of God.
The argument from beauty has two...
Argument from free will
The argument from free will, also called the paradox of free will or theological fatalism, contends that omniscience and free will are incompatible and that any conception of God that incorporates bot...
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Gödel's ontological proof
Gödel's ontological proof is a formal argument for God's existence by the mathematician Kurt Gödel (1906–1978). It is in a line of development that goes back to Anselm of Canterbury (1033–1109). St. ...
Gödel's ontological proof - Wikipedia
Irenaean theodicy
The Irenaean theodicy is a Christian theodicy designed to respond to the problem of evil. As such, it defends the probability of an omnipotent and omnibenevolent (all-powerful and perfectly loving) Go...
Irenaean theodicy - Wikipedia
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...
Argument from nonbelief
An argument from nonbelief is a philosophical argument that asserts an inconsistency between the existence of God and a world in which people fail to recognize him. It is similar to the classic argum...
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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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...
Christological argument
The Christological argument for the existence of God is based on certain claims about Jesus. The argument, which exists in several forms, holds that if these claims are valid, one should accept God e...
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion
Dialogues Concerning Natural Religion is a philosophical work by the Scottish philosopher David Hume. Through dialogue, three philosophers named Demea, Philo, and Cleanthes debate the nature of God's ...
Argument from religious experience
The argument from religious experience is an argument for the existence of God.
In essence, the argument's structure is as follows:This argument is formally valid. As statements 2 to 4 are general...
Sociology of knowledge
The sociology of knowledge is the study of the relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises, and of the effects prevailing ideas have on societies. It is not a spec...
Pascal's Wager
Pascal's Wager is an argument in apologetic philosophy devised by the seventeenth-century French philosopher, mathematician and physicist Blaise Pascal (1623–62). It posits that humans all bet with th...
Pascal's Wager - Wikipedia
Argument from poor design
The argument from poor design, also known as the dysteleological argument, is an argument against the existence of a creator God based on the following reasoning:The argument is structured as a basic ...
Argument from poor design - Wikipedia
Ultimate Boeing 747 gambit
The Ultimate Boeing 747 gambit is a counter-argument to modern versions of the argument from design for the existence of God. It was introduced by Richard Dawkins in chapter 4 of his 2006 book The Go...
Ultimate Boeing 747 gambit - Wikipedia
Natural evil
Natural evil is evil for which “no non-divine agent can be held morally responsible for its occurrence.” By contrast, moral evil is “caused by human activity.” The fact of natural evil challenges, no...