Essays Tagged: "atheists"

The Enlightenment and the Role of the Philosophers

as the means of knowing nature and destiny of humanity; these menwere materialists, pantheists, or atheists. Other enlightened thinkers, such as PierreBayle, Voltaire, David Hume, Jean Le Rond D'alem ...

(3 pages) 363 0 3.0 Mar/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Contemporary Philosophy

Life cannot have meaning without religious faith

igion arguments on whether or not a meaningful life has any connection with faith are intensifying. Atheists would claim that they have forever lived without the guidance or even belief of any God, ye ... lieve that it is impossible to live a life with meaning if God has no part in it. They suggest that atheists are confused and unable to see the true path to meaning. This paper will support the claim ...

(4 pages) 86 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

This essay is about nativity on public property.

g against the law. Nativity means a symbol of Jesus just after birth. That is why people like Jews, atheists and non-Christians are against of nativity. Nativity scenes became into an argument between ... allowed. The first reason is that people think that non-Christians can ignore the scenes. Even the atheists said that it's O.K. because it looks nice. It would be the same with the Jewish and non-Chr ...

(2 pages) 20 0 5.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Democracy in Colonial Wethersfield, Connecticut During the 1700s

thers. Because freedom of religion was granted to only those who attended a church of their choice, atheists were a bit out of luck. And all the while, ministers were granted tax breaks. Although the ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

An argument for the existence of demons.

There are really only two groups that deny the complete existence of demons these are the humanists/atheists and the feel good Jesus saves everyone Christians.Humanism is a religion based on the fact ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Christianity

Colonial American In The Eighteenth Century 1701 - 1770.

n as the means of knowing nature and destinyof humanity; these men were materialists, pantheists, oratheists.Other enlightened thinkers, such as Pierre Bayle, Voltaire, DavidHume, Jean Le Rond D'alemb ...

(3 pages) 87 0 4.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

10 commandments. Should the 10 commandments be allowed in our judicial system?

Does that mean upon the first amendment that we actually don't have the freedom of religion and now atheists are trying to turn this country into communist government and a doctorial nation, or is our ... ts," WSFA, Montgomery, AL, 2003-AUG-16, at: http://www.wsfa.com/ 5."Moore supporters rock out, but Atheists, Freethinkers stand firm for state-church separation," AAnews, 2003-AUG-17. 6."Alabama Att ...

(5 pages) 78 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

An article citing the reasons the line "under god" should be removed from the pledge of allegiance.

iverse country with a great variety of religious faiths running the gamut from devoted believers to atheists, issues of government and religion are a touchy subject. However, it is clear that the phra ... petition of a phrase establishing a public belief in religion is both insulting to and excluding of atheists.Most of those who believe in a god have no way to understand the exclusion often felt by th ...

(2 pages) 155 5 4.4 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

Miracles - Identify a philosopher and examine their understanding of the term miracle. Examine arguments that can be used to discredit belief in miracles. How is belief in miracles still strong?

n the subject of miracles are widely varied due to diversity in religious beliefs, both theists and atheists deliberating over their existence. The problem with the assortment of perspectives is that ...

(10 pages) 86 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Does God Exist?

us and that he is everlasting. People who don't believe that such a being as God exists are called Atheists. They refuse to accept that God is the source of our existence. Agnostic people are unsure ...

(5 pages) 175 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

"God's existence, or His lack of it" - Saaim Khan

res something to believe in, a sort of wall to lean on. This is the same line of argument that most atheists use to argue their belief that God is a creation of man. However, if one were to look with ...

(3 pages) 36 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

What are the strengths of the Ontological Argument for God's existence

t proposed the Ontological Argument in his book 'Proslogian', according to Anselm, both theists and atheists have a definition of God, if only for atheists to dismiss his existence. Therefore, Anselm ...

(2 pages) 76 0 2.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Summary of Evil and Atheism This essay is a summary of William L. Rowe's paper "The Problem of Evil and Some Varaties of Atheism."

the evidence that theists are rationally justified (just as much as the atheist) and therefore that atheists should subscribe to what Rowe calls "friendly atheism."Rowe begins his paper by distinguish ... endly atheism."Rowe begins his paper by distinguishing two types of theists as well as two types of atheists. He makes a distinction between broad and narrow forms of each particular position. For Row ...

(5 pages) 77 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

18th Century European Enlightenment.

s the means of knowing nature and destiny of humanity; these men were materialists, pantheists, or atheists. Other enlightened thinkers, such as Pierre Bayle, Voltaire, David Hume, Jean Le Rond D'a ...

(4 pages) 121 0 4.5 Nov/2005

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Modern Philosophy

Elements which make "Life of Pi" by Yann Martel a good book.

s not exist," (30). These different views of religion help make the story more interesting for both atheists and readers that believe in religion. Also, exposure to more than one region helps make the ...

(2 pages) 41 0 4.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Agnosticism

g but inconclusive evidence for both the fact that God does, or does not exist. Neither theists nor atheists can derive a strong enough argument or statement about God to prove, or disprove Gods exist ... ity to appreciate the true goodness in the world. This very same prospect is seen as problematic by atheists because it grants the excuse for God to take innocent lives, but raises the question of how ...

(5 pages) 33 0 4.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Atheism

ly incredible. It is not a lack of belief born out of simple ignorance of religious teachings. Some atheists go beyond a mere absence of belief in gods: they actively believe those particular gods, or ... trong atheism".Regarding people who have never been exposed to the concept of god: Whether they are atheists or not is a matter of debate. Since you're unlikely to meet anyone who has never encountere ...

(1 pages) 24 0 3.5 Apr/2006

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

To What Extent did the Values of the Enlightenment Fuel an 'Industrial Revolution' in Britain in the Late Eighteenth Century and Early Nineteenth Century?

ures and beginning to mistrust the foundations of thought on which conservative Britain stood. From atheists in Africa to communities which were profoundly Christian but nevertheless ate their own off ...

(7 pages) 38 0 4.3 Apr/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

most focused in the Thanksgiving discussion between Yossarian and Scheisskopf’s wife. Both are atheists: Mrs. Scheisskopf does not believe in a just and loving God, and the God Yossarian does not ...

(3 pages) 21 0 3.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Meditation 17

olls for him." The ringing of the bell reminds one of death and how close it is. There are no atheists at life's end. We are born dying, and as we realize this, we begin to fear what is beyond t ...

(2 pages) 6400 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers