Posts Tagged ‘ Atheism ’

Why atheism is crucial for modern religious practice.

Jul 13th, 2011 | By

The word ‘faith’ perhaps best describes the monolithic religions of yesterday, when it was important to believe in a supernatural being, for the sole purpose of staying functional in society. Great doubts did occur in people’s minds, but as there was no socially acceptable channels for expressing them,

Why fundamentalism may be an evolutionary endgame

May 24th, 2011 | By

Fundamentalism is in no way restricted to religions and faiths any more : there has been a recent trend to apply the term to any group, establishment or person perceived to apply their theology-related doctrines in a strict, inflexible fashion. And that includes atheism and secularism as well. For instance, in France, the restriction on

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Would a completely secular or atheist society be more peaceful ?

May 18th, 2011 | By

If atheism became the dominant belief system, would society become more peaceful ? Some people point to religion being a major cause of disruption and war. To paraphrase John Lennon – would we have anything to kill or die for without religion? According to 2001 census statistics, over 8.5 million (1) people in the UK

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Why meditation can be a common platform for religions in the future

May 11th, 2011 | By

This is a web-only article. Written by Bobby Black and Sid Ghosh Contrary to popular perception (perhaps), mindfulness and meditation are not Eastern spiritual or ‘religious’ traditions to any degree of exclusivity. The image of the holy man has been around for millenia, and without any supernatural connotations, special powers of their minds had been

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[Video] Eugenie Scott : Why Science Is Agnostic

May 1st, 2011 | By

[vsw id=”mJpYUxRL_3U” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”] Eugenie Scott of the National Center for Science Education (USA) calls herself an atheist for personal reasons; which she says has nothing to do with her scientific worldviews. The role of science she states in this video is to stick to ‘methodological naturalism’ – explain phenomenon in the natural

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