Essay on Atheism And Its Effect On Society

980 Words Dec 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Atheism introduced itself in America many years ago. Atheism, less common than Christianity, is the belief that there is no higher power and that science hold the explanations to where Earth as a planet and we as a society came from. Atheism has been present for hundreds of years. Those with religious beliefs may say that many Atheists have immediate dislike towards those with religious associations. Atheists are a group of people who live their lives believing in themselves; they would rather live their lives with faith in humanity and in themselves rather than in a higher power. Atheism is on the rise within America’s youth; the young generation is beginning to draw away from their families’ traditional religious beliefs and embracing new age beliefs that there is no higher power. As a society we have made it one of our values to let our people have faith in whatever they please, but many times religion causes judgment and segregation of the people. Atheism offers people a way to draw away from the judgment and segregation that often accompany formal religion. Atheism also offers people an opportunity to grow closer with themselves, to fully understand who they are.
Atheists believe that there is no supreme-being. The word Atheism comes from a, (without) and, theism (the belief in God or Gods). Atheism is the belief that science has explained many reasons as to where the universe came from, how society evolved, and why humans are able to live on planet Earth. There are…

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