Some people have suggested that atheism is a religion. The reasons typically given for this view often vary, but tend to boil down to either the behavior or the opinions of atheists. Atheists are dogmatic in their disbelief, according to certain people, they have faith in materialism, they rally behind a messianic figure like Darwin,
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From its name, the ‘problem of evil’ might give the mistaken impression that there is one singular problem of reconciling a particular observation with theism. In reality, there have not only been several variations upon the argument within philosophical discourse, but also a multitude of different but related experiences and observations buttressing the general discourse
If a loving god exists, and wants to be known, why have so many people down through history not believed in a supreme being? Theologians such as Anselm of Canterbury and Martin Luther developed the idea that the Judeo-Christian god is a hidden god, or one that does not reveal itself to all persons. There
The Big Questions, as their name implies, are questions about who we are, about the universe we live in, about our place in the universe, and more along these lines. Theistic religions, especially those that proselytize, have constructed cases for their beliefs that tend to pay a great deal of attention to these Big Questions.
What hope can the atheist have? This question, often intended to be rhetorical, has long been a favorite of theists and apologists seeking to emphasize the importance of a life lived by faith. Christian apologist William Lane Craig lists it as one of three reasons for why the existence of god makes a difference. “If
If one thing can be said for certain about death, it would be that it has undoubtedly crossed all of our minds at some moment or other. Many of us have lost friends or loved ones, some of us have nearly lost our own lives, and others have even witnessed death on a regular basis.