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Atheism can be either the rejection of theism, or the position that deities do not exist. In the broadest sense, it is the absence of belief in the existence of deities.

The term atheism originated from the Greek (atheos), which was derogatively applied to anyone thought to believe in false gods, no gods, or doctrines that stood in conflict with established religions. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to self-identify as "atheist" appeared in the 18th century. Today, about 2.3% of the world's population describes itself as atheist, while a further 11.9% is described as nontheist.

Atheism tends towards skepticism regarding supernatural claims, citing a lack of empirical evidence. Common rationales include the problem of evil, the argument from inconsistent revelations, and the argument from nonbelief. Other arguments for atheism range from the philosophical to the social to the historical.

In Western culture, atheists are frequently assumed to be irreligious or unspiritual. However, religious and spiritual belief systems such as forms of Buddhism that do not advocate belief in gods, have also been described as atheistic. Although some atheists tend toward secular philosophies such as humanism, rationalism, and naturalism, there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere. More »

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  • The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution

    The Four Horsemen: The Conversation That Sparked an Atheist Revolution
    By Christopher Hitchens & Stephen Fry

    In 2007, Christopher Hitchens, Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Daniel Dennett filmed a landmark discussion about modern atheism. The video went viral...

    $9.70

     
  • The God Delusion

    The God Delusion
    By Richard Dawkins

    A preeminent scientist -- and the world's most prominent atheist -- asserts the irrationality of belief in God and the grievous harm religion has infl...

    $6.50

     
  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything

    God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
    By Christopher Hitchens

    In the tradition of Bertrand Russell's Why I Am Not a Christian and Sam Harris's recent bestseller, The End of Faith, Christopher Hitchens makes the u...

    $6.08

     
  • Five Proofs of the Existence of God

    Five Proofs of the Existence of God
    By Edward Feser

    This book provides a detailed, updated exposition and defense of five of the historically most important (but in recent years largely neglected) philo...

    $13.64

     
  • The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions

    The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and its Scientific Pretensions
    By David Berlinski

    Bestselling author David Berlinski's wise and witty assault on the pretensions of the scientific atheistsMilitant atheism is on the rise. In recent ye...

    $13.46

     
  • The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American

    The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationalism Is Un-American
    By Andrew L Seidel & Dan Barker

    Do “In God We Trust,” the Declaration of Independence, and other historical “evidence” prove that America was founded on Judeo-Christian princ...

    $16.48

     
  • Christianity Before Christ

    Christianity Before Christ
    By John G. Jackson

    Nothing is new or original in Christianity. All features and components of what is now known as Christianity were present in mythologies that flourish...

    $10.56

     
  • Seven Types of Atheism

    Seven Types of Atheism
    By John Gray

    From the provocative author of Straw Dogs comes an incisive, surprising intervention in the political and scientific debate over religion and atheismW...

    $11.95

     
  • Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God

    Why There Is No God: Simple Responses to 20 Common Arguments for the Existence of God
    By Armin Navabi & Nicki Hise

    • "Science can't explain the complexity and order of life; God must have designed it to be this way." • "God's existence is proven by scripture....

    $5.95

     
  • Letter to a Christian Nation

    Letter to a Christian Nation
    By Sam Harris

    From the new afterword by the author:Humanity has had a long fascination with blood sacrifice. In fact, it has been by no means uncommon for a child t...

    $4.29