Atheism Notes - There is no creating human beings in the image of God Ren Descartes John Locke In the ancient world there were no stateless gods and no

Atheism Notes - There is no creating human beings in the...

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There is no creating human beings in the image of God René Descartes John Locke In the ancient world, there were no stateless gods and no godless states Atheism emerges from anti-theism Anti-theism is the public refusal to participate in the civic cult/religion (cultic impiety) Christians were the first to be accused of this form of atheism Theodosius was the Roman emperor who raised Christianity to becoming the official religion of the empire (380) Constantine legalized Christianity in 313 Socrates and Akhenad(?) Diagoras of Melos was branded as the first atheist Ridiculed the mysteries of his day and had a reward posted on his head What is naturalism? Denies any existence of a reality transcending nature Real existing doesn't exist beyond the world Stands against any kind of supernaturalism Projects the view that ultimate reality is material Man created God not God created man Types of Atheism/Naturalism Atheism Mythological atheists believe that the "God" myth is dead human-beings no longer need God He was killed by the advancement of modern man's understanding and culture (Nietzsche) Semantical atheists believe that all "god" talk is dead They don't necessarily deny that God exists but that we cannot speak about God in meaningful terms Protest Atheist Born out of an experience Agnosticism I don't know.I can't know whether God exists Coin termed by Thomas Huxley "Agnosticism believes that it is wrong for a man to say that he/she is certain of the objective truth of any proposition unless he can produce evidence that logically justifies that certainty Skeptic When someone doubts that God exists God There is no God World

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