Archive for June, 2011

Authors Wanted!

Jun 27, 2011 Comments Off by

Atheism Network is looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals to write for our website. If you’ve got strong, interesting, or original views on atheism then we want to hear them, and so do our readers. Add a comment to this post with your name and email address and we’ll send you further instructions.

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The Last Of The Humans

Jun 27, 2011 Comments Off by

Not long ago, human beings as we know them today were just one of a variety of different human species living on planet earth. All of these species had evolved in a similar way to us. Evolution had noticed a gap in the market that was larger brains, capable of designing and utilising tools, and [...]

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Can Science Give Us Answers?

Jun 27, 2011 Comments Off by

You would not believe how many times I have seen this question written around the internet. Although actually, you might well believe it, but I certainly couldn’t. So I thought I’d answer it. The first and most fundamental point that I must make is that this question is very badly worded. Though this is the [...]

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If You Haven’t Seen It Already – Hate Emails With Richard Dawkins!

Jun 26, 2011 Comments Off by
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Taking God Out Of Religion

Jun 26, 2011 Comments Off

I always see it as a shame, that in the modern world, instead of churches we build nightclubs, and instead of cathedrals we build football stadiums. As much as I dislike religion, I do still appreciate the art, music, literature, and in this case architecture, that it inspires. Perhaps it could be added to the list [...]

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God Should Not Be Trusted!

Jun 24, 2011 Comments Off

Let’s begin by assuming that God does exist. This has two fundamental implications: firstly, a supernatural entity exists and it possesses supernatural power; secondly, a supernatural entity can talk to human beings and interact with the universe. This doesn’t bode well for humanity. The reason being: there is no way to prove that God isn’t [...]

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Should We Vote For Religious Politicians?

Jun 19, 2011 Comments Off

In recent years, the personal life and opinions of leading politicians has become increasingly important to many voters. I’ve never liked this trend. Many seem to think that unless a politician is married, they can’t possibly understand what it’s like and so can’t possibly meet the needs of married couples. In response to this, most [...]

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Intuition, Causality, and Quantum Physics

Jun 19, 2011 2 Comments

One of the most popular arguments for the existence of a creator, is that the universe could not have happened of its own accord. The universe required some simpler, enduring object to create it. This is one of the favourites of our enemy William Lane Craig. It is perhaps one of the stronger arguments, simply [...]

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Should Religion Be Tolerated?

Jun 18, 2011 1 Comment

It is the stance of new atheism, that religion should in some way be actively opposed. Different people take that statement to different degrees of how much one should criticise it. I would go as far as saying that religion should always be challenged; it should always be rigorously scrutinised and its many flaws pointed [...]

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William Lane Craig Debates Peter Slezak

Jun 14, 2011 1 Comment

The first part of the series can be found via the link below: William Lane Craig Debates Peter Slezak – Part 1 As usual, when Craig steps to the podium, he blurs the definitions of everything he talks about in a way that’s almost convincing, were it not for the fact that we’ve heard all [...]

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The Fundamental Misunderstanding Of Atheism

Jun 12, 2011 Comments Off

It is highly apparent, when trawling through the videos on the internet, that there is one common underlying factor that is present in almost all debates, interviews, and outbursts on the subject of atheism. The religious often use certain words in either very different, or very vague manners to those who are more questioning of [...]

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Excellent Video Series: A Debate Between Frank Turek and Christopher Hitchens

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Is Christianity Under Attack From Atheism?

Jun 10, 2011 Comments Off

Yes. But obviously different people will try to read into this title in different ways, so here’s the way in which the answer to this question is yes. If religion didn’t exist, atheism wouldn’t exist either, or rather, nobody would know that it existed. If religion didn’t exist, everyone would by default be atheist. Atheism [...]

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The American Values Network Attacks Ayn Rand

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New Link Categories

Jun 08, 2011 Comments Off

We’ve decided to split our links into two categories: the optimism-crushingly stupid and the inspiringly intelligent. We wanted to be able to link to the websites of idiots to provide a bit of entertainment for readers, but didn’t want to put them in the same category as the good websites. If you know any hilariously [...]

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Isn’t Atheism A Religion Too?

Jun 07, 2011 Comments Off

The answer to this question is entirely dependent on the definitions that one uses for atheism and religion. As more and more people think about the possible existence of deities and whether they can even know their state of existence, a broader spectrum of opinions is emerging. An increased number of fine distinctions are being [...]

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Can Science Give Us Answers To Moral Questions – Moral Maze

Jun 05, 2011 Comments Off

On this week’s Moral Maze on BBC Radio 4 the discussion turns to whether science can provide answers to moral questions. The more astute readers (as this is an atheist site, that should probably be just, readers) will notice that there’s a problem with the above sentence. The definitions don’t work properly to make [...]

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Is Doctor Who Criticising Religion?

Jun 05, 2011 Comments Off

Yesterday’s Doctor Who episode showed religious characters in a bad light. The program has done this previously but to an unnoticeable and insignificant extent. We encounter the characters of the Headless Monks, who yes, don’t have heads. Another character says their name comes from that “They believe the domain of faith is the heart, and [...]

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