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Aquinas and Atheism  

Brian Davies

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay aims to explain what Aquinas does and does not mean when using the word ‘God’. It also tries to explain why Aquinas thinks it reasonable to conclude that God exists and how ... More

Arguments for Atheism  

Graham Oppy

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay distinguishes three kinds of arguments for atheism: direct; indirect; and comparative. The article begins with a quick survey of direct arguments, and argues that the prospects ... More

Atheism and Morality  

Erik J. Wielenberg

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay addresses two popular worries about morality in an atheistic context. The first is a psychological or sociological one: the worry that unbelief makes one more disposed to act ... More

Atheism and Societal Health  

Phil Zuckerman

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
This article examines the strong correlation that currently exists between high levels of secularity in a given society positive societal well-being. By looking at the most and least ... More

Atheism and the Meaningfulness of Life  

Kimberly A. Blessing

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Both theists and atheists have attempted to show that their opponent’s orientation towards religion prevents them from living truly meaningful lives. But exclusivists on both sides are ... More

The Case Against Atheism  

T. J. Mawson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay begins by remarking that the broad understanding of atheism (‘absence of belief in a God or gods’) is not a position that theism per se commits one to claiming is unreasonable. ... More

Conversion and Deconversion  

Ralph W. Hood Jr. and Zhuo Chen

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
Research on deconversion can largely be seen as a mirror image of research on conversion. While the latter focuses upon gradual or sudden acceptance of a religion, the former focuses upon ... More

Humanism  

Stephen Law

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This article introduces Humanism. It explains what those who organize under that heading mean by the term. It also addresses several common misunderstandings about what Humanism involves. ... More

Marxism  

Peter Thompson

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Nov 2013
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Dec 2013
This article discusses the relationship between Marx, Marxism, and atheism, outlining the ways in which the phrase ‘opium of the people’ is often misunderstood as an atheist statement. In ... More

The Problem of Evil  

Michael L. Peterson

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Nov 2013
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Oct 2013
The problem of evil is considered to be the most formidable objection to theism and a central element in the case for atheism. This essay surveys and evaluates the two key formulations of ... More

Skeptical Theism and The Problem of Evil  

Michael Bergmann

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2009
The most interesting thing about sceptical theism is its sceptical component. When sceptical theists use that component in responding to arguments from evil, they think it is reasonable for ... More

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