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
How is the trinity monotheistic?
Answers: Muslim, Atheist, Christian
Why am I here? Why do I exist? What is my purpose?
Answers: Muslim, Christian, Hindu
What religions could possibly be true, given an atheistic and naturalistic worldview?
Dr. Carrier, you stated that "all numbers exist" in an infinite quantity, and that something "that has no location exists nowhere and what exists nowhere does not exist". Where exactly do numbers exist (in infinite quantity no less)?
Assuming I accept your arguments that there is a God, it is still a huge leap for me to therefore cut off my son's foreskin, avoid clothes of mixed fibers, and give 10% of my earnings to Pat Robertson.
Atheist The God Delusion Richard Dawkins Atheist God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything Christopher Hitchens Atheist Not the Impossible Faith Richard Carrier Atheist The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason Sam Harris Atheist Atheism: A Philosophical Justification Michael Martin Atheist Humanism: A Very Short Introduction Stephen Law Atheist Why I Am Not a Christian: Four Conclusive Reasons to Reject the Faith Richard Carrier Atheist Sense and Goodness Without God: A Defense of Metaphysical Naturalism Richard Carrier