Intellectual Atheism

Here you will find articles of a more scholarly nature from our contributors, for those interested in a more academic understanding of religions.

An Analogy in Support for Random Mutations

Until two years ago, I was a creationist, but not a fanatical one. I agreed with Darwin’s principles of evolution. However, I believed that an intelligent agent, God, drove them. It’s not scientific f...

¿Por qué creería en propriapros*, o en conejos subatómicos o en algún dios? / Why would I believe in propripraps*, or in subatomic rabbits, or in any god?

* Propriprapo es el nombre que inventé para referirme a las infinitamente pequeñas mentes eternas, característicamente bromistas, que atraviesan las entidades materiales, dando impulso a todas las cos...

Bible’s Lack of Objectivity

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines objectivity as ‘lack of favoritism toward one side or another: freedom from bias.’ The Bible says, ‘So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God ...

The Scientific Method applied to the existence of God / الأسلوب العلمي المطبق على وجود الله

“It doesn’t matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn’t matter how smart you are. If it doesn’t agree with experiment, it’s wrong.” Richard Feynman. Whenever there are two ...

Humans Impose Themselves on Nature

Humanity has a wrong understanding of God for two reasons. People view nature from their perspective, thereby giving nature properties and qualities it doesn’t have. People, until a few hundred years ...

Evolution, The Struggle For Existence, And Forms Of Natural Selection Revisited And Interpreted

Introduction: Natural Selection – evolution route Natural selection is a process that consists of the elimination of species members having non-viable traits and preservation of members that are...

Michael Sherlock – Early Buddhism – God, gods & Other Religions

The belief in an eternal soul was, and remains, antithetical to the aim underscoring Buddha’s ‘Four Noble Truths’, i.e., it perpetuates dukkha by fostering the delusional clinging to, and craving for,...

Michael Sherlock – Christian Misogyny: Female Sexuality in the Primary Historical Sources for Witchcraft in Early Modern Europe

Owing thanks largely to the Malleus, female sexuality became the twisted and distorted obsession of early modern European men. It may be cautiously assumed that these men had become so psychologically...

Atheists Before Darwin

In his 1986 book The Blind Watchmaker, Richard Dawkins expressed his position that he couldn’t imagine being an atheist before Darwin. As it happens, there were atheists before Darwin, and theor...

Jason Sylvester – Eastern Philosophical Concepts in Spinoza’s Pantheism & Ethics

Nadler cited the influence of Greek Stoicism on Spinoza’s thoughts, based on his education and books found in his personal library. However, to the reader unfamiliar with the Greeks but with a basic u...

Michael Sherlock – The Cult of Scientology in Australia: Religious Freedom v Human Rights

Finally, it will be argued that whether or not Scientology is classified as a cult or a religion, amendments need to be made to S. 116 of the Australian Constitution that expressly place greater empha...

Michael Sherlock – Freedom of Expression vs Blasphemy: Islam vs Human Rights

Any doctrine or law that governs “offensive speech” will naturally collide with the fundamental human right to express one’s individual ideas, beliefs and opinions, thereby circumventing the progress ...

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