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
What evidences of evolutionary theory are strongest in their removal of God from the picture?
Why does religion 'permit' murder and why are people so eager to justify murders their people commited?
Answers: Atheist, Christian
What makes your reasoning any more reliable than an animal's?
Do you truly believe, as your god commands, that homosexuals should be stoned to death (Lev 20:13)?
What is "jihad" and are Muslims obligated to participate in it?
Atheist Not the Impossible Faith Richard Carrier Atheist The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Atheist Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Michael Martin Atheist God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens Atheist The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris Atheist Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Richard Carrier Atheist Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism Richard Carrier Atheist Humanism: A Very Short Introduction Stephen Law