Atheism has been advocated by various intellectuals for over two thousand years, and quasi-secular philosophies have been in development and practiced for the same amount of time. Such things appear to have begun under the pre-Christian Greeks, then continued under the Romans, and then were suppressed by Christian violence and intimidation until the Enlightenment (in 17th-18th century Europe and America). The secular worldview has grown and improved and diversified since then and is flourishing now in all Western democratic nations.
When did the secular worldview begin?
The Atheist Perspective
Why do seemingly logical individuals arrive at such differing conclusions regarding existence, all the while maintaining that logic allows nothing else? Is the same information being evaluated? Is the same definition of logic being considered?
Answers: Atheist, Christian
What is taught in your religion about clothing for females? Should we cover our heads with a kerchief? Or can we wear mini skirts and tight clothes?
Why does God require an argument to defend it, unlike something obvious like gravity for example?
Answers: Muslim, Christian
Would you explain to me how we know that Matthew 21v22 (where Jesus promises that we will receive anything we ask for in prayer) cannot be taken literally?
Who was Cain's wife?
Atheist The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Atheist Humanism: A Very Short Introduction Stephen Law Atheist The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris Atheist Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Michael Martin Atheist Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Richard Carrier Atheist Not the Impossible Faith Richard Carrier Atheist God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens Atheist Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith Richard Carrier