For him, it didn't make sense that there be discordance between atheism
Author Andy Bannister does not disparage or condemn atheism
and its adherents; instead, he rationally challenges the fundamental precepts of unbelief.
It should be known that voluntarily leaving Drul-Islm (lands of Islam) for drul-kufr (land of unbelievers) is a dangerous major sin, as it is a passage towards kufr (disbelief) and a gate towards one's children and grandchildren abandoning Islam for Christianity, atheism
, or liberalism," it said.
However, interestingly enough, the Atheism
Association's website -- established in ystanbul in 2014 -- was blocked by the court under Article 216 of the Turkish Penal Code (TCK), which makes "provoking the people to hate and enmity or degrading them" a crime.
The ministries of Waqfs (Religious Endowments) and Youth have said they will launch a nationwide campaign to tackle atheism
in the predominantly Muslim country.
The agreement between the two ministries comes after the endowment ministry and Ministry of State for Youth Affairs agreed on a plan to confront atheism
on 6 August.
Gordienko began his teaching career during Nikita Khrushchev's antireligious campaign (1958-64) and went on to become chair of the Department of Scientific Atheism
at the Herzen State Pedagogical Institute in Leningrad, a position he held for 25 years.
Imagine There''s No Heaven: How Atheism
Helped Create The Modern World by Mitchell Stephens (Palgrave Macmillan, PS18.
The result is a thorough discussion of the origins and evolution of atheism
which will engage any religion or philosophy student.
There is mass confusion in Pakistani society between the secularism and atheism
The success of atomic theory, and science in general, is presented as evidence for materialism, reductionism, and atheism
for beginners; a coursebook for schools and colleges.
For the record, I agree that atheism
is a most respectable and reasonable stance, and writings such as my book The God Debates exhaustively explain why.
The publication of these three volumes reflects, in different ways, the rise in the past decade of the so-called "new atheism
," found in the works of Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Sam Harris.
The polls results released by the Win-Gallup International Religiosity and Atheism
Index showed that only 13 percent Indians considered themselves as "not religious" while 3 percent claimed themselves as "convinced atheists".