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 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
Why do bad things happen to good people?
Answers: Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Hindu
Clearly bible was written by homo-sapiens. who are we to say that bible was not written by some dude in his/her free time describing why the universe is the way it is, thus creating this fictional dude in heaven. All this could be science fiction
Answers: Christian, Atheist
If a society is morally justified in executing their apostates, then do you feel that it would be fair and justified if American society executed you for your apostasy?
You say god cannot lie? He said that Adam and Eve would die if they ate from the 'Tree'.. yet they did not die. He said nothing about sin, he said that they would die.
Answers: Muslim, Christian
Atheist The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Atheist Not the Impossible Faith Richard Carrier Atheist Proving History: Bayes's Theorem and the Quest for the Historical Jesus Richard Carrier Atheist God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens Atheist Hitler Homer Bible Christ: The Historical Papers of Richard Carrier 1995-2013 Richard Carrier Atheist The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris Atheist Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith Richard Carrier Atheist Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Michael Martin