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History[edit | edit source]
Atheism has been around for likely as long as polytheism, as it is difficult to maintain faith in fictitious polytheistic pantheons, but was not significant until the Enlightenment in France, when many famous philosophers were atheists. Their ideals triggered the French Revolution, the bloodiest in history, which saw a notable separation from the Catholic Church in France. Since then, atheism has recurred in literature and society particularly among fans of science fiction such as H. G. Wells, whose knowledge of science is often distorted by their reading - and the fact that they study physics and not biology - which can cause them to believe evolution and fail to understand intelligent design.
Atheists[edit | edit source]
An atheist is one who does not believe in God, and usually has no reason besides law to obey any morality. Some famous atheists include:
- Jean-Pierre Marat, publisher of vitriolic newspapers demanding the death of most French officials
- Maximilien Robespierre, French dictator who killed thousands during the Reign of Terror
- Cecil Rhodes, who established the slave nation of Rhodesia in Africa
- Joseph Stalin, Russian dictator who supported socialism and shot his own son
- Carl Sagan, who established a liberal ideology for science without contributing to anything except space projects
- Richard Dawkins, a miserable author
References[edit | edit source]
- "Atheism." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
- Webster's Dictionary.
- Marat's newspapers.
- "Robespierre, Maximilien." Encyclopedia Britannica.
- History of the World. Scott, Foresman, and Company.
- Understanding Stalin.
- "Carl Sagan". Conservapedia.
- Barry, Dave. "Bring Back Carl's Plaque."
- "Atheism and machismo." Conservapedia.
- "Atheism." Conservapedia.
External Links[edit | edit source]
- Conservapedia on Atheism