Atheists, like any group of people who have a common belief, are actually very diverse. There are many genuinely understanding atheists around the world who know that people have different viewpoints and thus respect the decision to have faith. On the other hand, there are also a good chunk of atheists who despise any person who entertains the idea of belief. These staunch atheists like to present themselves as heralds of reason and truth, resisting the spread of falsehood and corruption in the form of ignorant traditions and ancient religions. Continue reading
And when it is said to them, “Believe as the people have believed,” they say, “Should we believe as the foolish have believed?” Unquestionably, it is they who are the foolish, but they know [it] not. [2:13]
Ever since society started to become secularized, atheism has grown as an intellectual movement and a cult of skepticism has emerged in modern culture. Nowadays, people tend to view themselves in a superior light thanks to the advancements made in science and technology. We now take a rational approach to life; no longer do we invent stories to explain how and why things happen, rather we only make judgements after physical evidence is presented before us.
It is true; eliminating superstitions and expecting evidence has indeed allowed us to advance as a society. Continue reading
Atheists often like to make their rejection of God analogous to a monotheist’s rejection of multiple gods. The argument proceeds to claim that an atheist simply rejects one more deity than monotheists, and as such the two sides are not so different because both engage in a similar denial of claims. This then supposedly opens the door to a discussion about why a particular conception of God is privileged at all, why not believe in some other God or gods? Continue reading