The following articles are related to the topic of ATHEISM

Atheism: The “No-God” Religion

The term "atheist" derives from two Greek components-a negative prefix, a, which signifies "no," "not," or "without," and the noun theos, "God." A kindred form of the term is found in Ephesians 2:12, where Paul notes that pagan Gentiles were "without God" (atheos), i.e., without a relationship with the Lord. In considering the meaning of the term, it must be ... read more »

Some Atheistic Arguments Answered

In establishing the case for the existence of God, we attempt to present clear reasoning that will lead to a rational conclusion, namely, that the universe, mankind, etc., are not self-explanatory. Rather, logical minds must conclude that a Supreme Being exists. In our approach, we are affirming a proposition for which positive evidence exists. Atheism, on the other hand, is ... read more »

The Folly of Atheism

Jesus once warned: "Whosoever shall say, 'You fool,' shall be in danger of the hell of fire" (Mt. 5:22). And yet elsewhere, the Lord, in addressing the scribes and Pharisees, declared: "You fools ..." (23:17). While the superficial student might see a conflict here, actually, there is none; the respective passages are addressing different matters. In the earlier context, Christ ... read more »

The Character of Atheism

Jean Meslier (1678-1733) was a Roman Catholic priest who served as Vicar of Bue in Champagne, France for thirty years. Voltaire (1694-1778), the French deist who vigorously opposed Christianity and sought to fashion his own naturalistic religion, described Meslier as "the most singular phenomenon ever seen among all the meteors fatal to the Christian religion." In a recent essay, A. ... read more »

The San Francisco Atheist Convention

How would you like to throw a party and have nobody show up? Well, almost nobody-relatively speaking. That's what happened when the atheists had their recent West-Coast convention. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (with headquarters in Madison, WI) convened a "mini-convention"-and I do mean mini. The grand event took place on the weekend of July 30-31 in San Francisco. Atheists ... read more »

Atheism: The “Church” of Amorality

A while back, U.S. News & World Report (11/13/06, 40-41) published an article titled "The New Unbelievers." The piece discussed a new breed of atheists that are a militantly "in your face" variety. Names like Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion_) and Sam Harris (_Letters to a Christian Nation) are coming to the forefront because these men defiantly have challenged belief ... read more »

Barking at an Empty Log: Atheism & Millennialism

A good "coon" dog has a marvelous "sniffer."He can follow a trail and tree his quarry with amazing skill.On the other hand, there is that sort of pup who barks at anything.He bays at the moon.An empty log holds as much excitement for him as a treed prey. Some folks are like the dog who barks at the empty log.They ... read more »

Skepticism Abandons Logic

Several years ago I was invited to participate in a public debate with Professor Paul Ricci, a philosopher associated with Cypress College in the Los Angeles area of California.In that discussion I affirmed this proposition: "Resolved: The Universe, and all within it, is best explained as the result of creation by a Supreme Being." Mr. Ricci took upon himself the ... read more »

Atheistic Religion in the Classroom

We are constantly being told that religion is not taught in the public school system. Such, it is alleged, would be a violation of the principle of the separation of church and state. For instance, the claim is made that in science classes students will be taught only scientific facts; religious ideology will be excluded. That simply is not so. ... read more »

Atheism and the Historical Christ

Bruno Baur (1809-1882), a German historian, was the most radical New Testament critic of his day. Rejected by his contemporary theologians, he became so bitter that he eventually denied the historical existence of Jesus, asserting that Christianity is "the misfortune of the world." His views were rejected by the scholarship of his day. Later, however, Albert Schweitzer (1875-1965), somewhat influenced ... read more »