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
With so many religions in the world, how is one to decipher which one is "true"? In other words, which "God" or "Gods" are the correct one(s) to worship?
Do humans and plants have the same free will?
Comparing Exodus Ch.33 V.20 with Genesis 32:30, God says no man can see Him and live, and then Jacob is celebrating to have done just that. Is this a contradiction?
In 37:103, did they both become Muslims? If so, why does the Tashkent MSS say they did not? How do you explain this variation if the Koran is perfect?
How is God any different than Santa Claus?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
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