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Atheism as a positive social force

by Raymond W. Converse

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Published by Algora Pub. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Atheism -- History,
  • Religions -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementRaymond W. Converse.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBL2747.3 .C64 2003
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3672047M
    ISBN 10087586211X, 0875862128
    LC Control Number2003001950

    A.C.'s is a thoughtful book while Steven's is more of a reference, but a good, positive reference regardless. Naked Mormonism, How To Heretic. I haven't listened to them too much since I wasn't Mormon, but they seem to be quite popular shows and offer a good community of help for those coming out of belief and getting away from the church.   Provides logical reasons for being an atheist. Carefully examining the debate in Anglo-American analytic philosophy regarding God's existence, this book presents a comprehensive critique of the arguments for the existence of God and a defense of arguments against the existence of God, showing in detail their relevance to atheism/5.

      The museums didn’t just attempt to bring down religion, Polianski writes, but to portray atheism as a source of joy—“not only a negation of . Atheism is characterized by an absence of belief in the existence of gods. This absence of belief generally comes about either through deliberate choice, or from an inherent inability to believe religious teachings which seem literally incredible. It is not a lack of belief born out of simple ignorance of religious teachings.

      Errors of this sort, as anyone may see, are connected: for from the denial of God, descending, one arrives at materialism, and material force is opposed to individual right, and the despotism of the stronger to social right. Behold political atheism, both in its principles, and in its inferences proved by fact itself. Some atheists also feel that religion has made no positive contributions to the world. Even atheist Bertrand Russell, a pretty levelheaded guy on most days, credits religion only with establishing the calendar, saying he can’t think of any other contributions. Most atheists, even those who feel religion is a bad influence overall, can usually think [ ].


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