Atheism is, in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of deities. In a narrower sense, atheism is specifically the position that there are no deities.
I am not talking about the Salem witch trials where people were executed for being witches because in James 2:19 it says that even demons believe in a god.
I asking for the historical reference to the modern definition of was an atheist means for a person who calls themselves a Christian and label others as atheists. I am asking because "Diagoras of Melos (fifth century BCE) is known as the first atheist" but means nothing to us today because then was centuries before Christ.
According to wiki it says: "During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the word 'atheist' was used exclusively as an insult; nobody wanted to be regarded as an atheist"
I think it's still used as an insult when Christians equate being an atheist as Satan worshippers. I am really sure that atheist don't believe in Satan either.
Atheism came into existence 3 milliseconds after the first god was proposed. I cannot name the person.
Neanderthals lived on this planet about 200,000 to 30,000 years ago. I'd say it's almost a certainty that your first atheists would probably be found among that group.
The first individual accepted to be human was most likely the first atheist. After all, who would have taught him or her otherwise?
I went back to wiki and found Paul Henri Thiry, Baron d'Holbach, an 18th century advocate of atheism but he is not the very first. It was in the 18th century that there began self avowed atheism.
I found out that I am a gnostic atheist.
We we all born atheist then many of us learn the fear of God or a way not to fear God. God was created to control the masses or God is a way to control yourself. God is a personal bias concept , which shall keep to thou self. For me, God is everyone and everyone is God by this way everyone is equal for the God thing, will not ever go away
by bdn9385 2 years ago
Does atheism means I don't believe the existence of God or I hate God for who He is?
by augustine72 6 years ago
Is atheism non-belief in the existence of God or belief in the non-existence of God?
by Cattleprod Media 8 years ago
I find most people are clueless. They say they are atheist, but can't properly form an argument as to WHY, or they say they are agnostic, with zero clue as to WHAT that is.Ignorance, above all, is our weakness. Not religion. Although ignorance and religion are good bedfellows.
by augustine72 7 years ago
I have talked to many atheists and some say that atheists are people who do not believe in the concept of God. But in the past people said that atheists were people who believed that there was "no God". What actually is atheism?
by yoshi97 8 years ago
Before I go into this discussion, we all need to understand that I am not a scientist, I am not a prophet, and I am not an expert on the topic. I am merely trying to offer my belief in how atheism occurs. And why some of you might not like what I am about to say, understand that it is not meant as...
by Rhonda D Johnson 6 years ago
I was about to reply to rickylidea's forum "How Did You Become an Atheist?" when it dawned on me that I might not qualify as a bona fide atheist. Some of you may remember from my previous hubs that I hesitate to apply a label to what I do and do not believe. Still, there...
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