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 is your response to the "Cosmological Argument" for the existence of God?
Why would a god allow such suffering in this world? Why are there people with crippling, painful disorders and diseases?
What does your belief system teach about obesity; or, in a broader sense, physical health/appearance?
What kind of god would give people cancer, aids, epilepsy, emphysema, diarrhea, or any of the other medical problems people get? Why worship a god that isn't good, even if he does exist?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
If Jesus really was God, and he shares an equal part of the trinity (meaning they are all coequal; none are above each other) then why does Jesus say in John 14:28: My Father is GREATER than I?
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