What Would Our World Be Like Without Atheism?

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  1. PhoenixV profile image65
    PhoenixVposted 2 years ago

    What Would Our World Be Like Without Atheism?

    Not that I would ever advocate, suggest or imply the eradication of a humans  personal belief system, which I do not believe is possible or even appropriate to suggest, but asked in response to a similar current question.

  2. Dr CHE Sadaphal profile image71
    Dr CHE Sadaphalposted 2 years ago

    Generally speaking, atheism is a particularly modern phenomenon (20th and 21st century) and is an ideology most prevalent in the developed world (especially Europe and China) that tends to have higher education levels and economic safety nets. So, for example, this question would have revolutionary effects in a country like Sweden but negligible effects in Saudi Arabia.

    Personally speaking, regardless of what you believe, atheism is a challenge to truth claim(s) or whatever supernatural beliefs you may uphold. Ultimately, mature, vetted beliefs can only triumph when they are tested, scrutinized, and are proven to endure under pressure. There are many things that I may disagree with atheists on, but without atheism, I would never be forced to use my full intellectual imagination to refine what I believe and why I believe it.

    1. Ericdierker profile image47
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think your notion that faith must be questioned and tested is very correct. It is tough sometimes when you think you are under attack, But we need to get over that.

  3. junkseller profile image82
    junksellerposted 2 years ago

    Considering they have had such little influence and power throughout history, I think it would look mostly as it does today (probably worse, in my opinion). A world full of disease, hunger, and conflict with enormous populations of people who put absolute faith in fairytales while simultaneously decrying legitimate science and rational discourse to solve problems.

    1. Ericdierker profile image47
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow that is pretty negative stuff. I am sure you have your reasons.

    2. The0NatureBoy profile image44
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      JS, If man didn't judge the opposites we would maintain our body's chemical balance and be disease free.  Because we judge taste and refuse to eat things our bodies need our bodies become diseased.  To overcome judging and we overcome all diseases.

  4. dashingscorpio profile image87
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    Truth be told everyone is born an atheist!
    God and religion are {taught to us}.
    I believe the atheists would join one of the many established religions and fight over which one is "the one" that leads to a heavenly afterlife.
    According to a survey by Adherents.com years ago it was determined that atheists only make up 14% of the world population.
    Essentially 86% of the world is affiliated with a religion or believes God exists! Anytime you have close to 90% of people in agreement on anything odds are the small percentage who disagree aren't the problem. Lots of folks buy into "My God is the true God" or Your minister is a "false prophet" or your religion is a "cult" "We're the only ones who get to go to heaven!"...etc  If you don't believe as me:
    "You are going to hell!" Blah Blah Blah

    1. PhoenixV profile image65
      PhoenixVposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You'd think, but I doubt that'd be too touching an epitaph for those that had the misfortune of being born in a country with  state sponsored atheism in the last hundred years.

    2. aguasilver profile image71
      aguasilverposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      From personal observation, I would disagree... we are actually born from spirit to flesh, and dependent upon the spiritual environment surrounding us, we either are affected by positive or negative spiritual forces, that decides who we become.

    3. Ericdierker profile image47
      Ericdierkerposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think saying everyone is born an atheist is like saying everyone is born colorblind because they do not know how to verbalize colors. There is just know way to be certain or to prove that a child is not born knowing God.

    4. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      John and Eric I believe you both are missing my point.
      Religion or "the word of God" are {taught}.
      Eric, Ask any 2 or 3 year old who hasn't been to church or Sunday school who God is. They can't tell you. I was born without knowing of a God.

    5. The0NatureBoy profile image44
      The0NatureBoyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, DS, God is a taught thing off  the "tree of judgmental adjectives" along with good/evil, right/wrong, pretty/ugly and the like.

  5. The0NatureBoy profile image44
    The0NatureBoyposted 2 years ago

    Atheism is the other side of Theism so there would not be either if there was not neither. 

    When we interpret at "the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" metaphor it suggests anything without "Evidence and Substance" supporting their existence is nothing more than one person preferring one half of a category over the other based on since perception.  Theism and Atheism are like good/evil, pretty/ugly, like/dislike and the many other "judgmental adjectives" man use substituting for the names of things.  Example: rather than calling a killing a killing man usually use either judgmental adjective bad or evil instead.

    The world -- civilization, not earth -- is developed because of opposites man are required comprehend the purpose for.  As long as we use judgmental adjectives "woman" and "human" [both meaning incomplete man] will over indulge in half and over abstain from the other half rather than seeking their purposes which would be eating from "the tree of life."  The earth is composed of those opposites for man's learning which causes human and woman to return to being man through the metamorphosis called "mew birth." 

    See http://hubpages.com/religion-philosophy … d-and-Evil


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