The Importance Of Atheism

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Atheism can be defined as a belief system that negates the existence of gods. Atheists believe that there is no god. Religion on the other hand is hinged on the belief in the existence of gods who are considered to be influential in the lives of the believers. There exists the idea that eventually, atheism will become more prominent than religion and this can be attributed to various factors. This essay intends to prove the idea that atheism would eventually trump over religion.
These arguments for the dominance of atheism can be categorized under philosophical, historical and social perspectives. One of the chief reasons is the lack of empirical proof of the existence of god. People have overtime assumed this existence based
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Omnipotence is the aspect of possessing all abilities and being able to do all things at the same time which many atheists view as a contradiction of natural laws. In addition, the ability of being everywhere at the same time is quite hard to fathom. Argument is also raised at the religion’s claim of the presence of an immortal being that does not have the ability to terminate his life. In lieu of these, atheism has taken considerable steps against religion as these arguments act as pointers to the helplessness of religion to support its claims on the existence of this deity. The question of omnipotence is further developed by the manner in which disasters occur yet there is supposed to be a god who is always everywhere. Earthquakes, starvations kill believers and non-believes yet god is there and this is deemed as contradictory to the religious suppositions on the existence of god (Drachman, …show more content…
This further opposes the inclusivity that should encompass the worship of a god as presented by religion. This ideology in a way strengthens the argument of the atheists against religion. The existence of god is seen as a subjective experience where different people have experienced god through different ways for instance through dreams, visions while some have only seen him through the angels (Honderich, 1995). This further negates the assumptions of religion. Questions have also arisen concerning the origin of god where people have found it hard to believe that god might have arisen from nothing. As the Christians claim that god is the creator, then one is bound to ask about who created the god who created everything (Hancock, 1996).
Omniscience is also a paradox that atheists find very contradictory. This is based on the idea that this god knows everything and by so doing, he cannot forget but the paradox is that by forgetting some things, then he does not then know everything as claimed. For example, when god forgets his people and lets them suffer then it is true that he does not indeed exist (Drachman,

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