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People have a lot of questions about atheism and atheists - but such questions don't just come from theists. Atheists themselves have a lot of questions - not only about the nature of atheism and what other atheists think, but about how they should deal with theists, how to deal with telling others about their atheism, etc.

This resource will address questions from both atheists and theists; the commonality is that everything here deals with atheism: what atheism is, what atheism is not, what atheism is all about, what atheists believe, how atheists and theists can relate, etc. More and more questions will be added over time. If there is anything in particular you would like to see answered, email me and let me know so that I can include it.


Atheism 101
Atheism shouldn't be a difficult concept to understand, but it does require some brief explanation as to the types of atheism that exist, whether atheism is a belief or a disbelief, and atheism's relationship with things like skepticism and reason.

Highlights:
•  What is Atheism?
•  Strong vs. Weak Atheism
•  Belief vs. Disbelief
•  Atheism vs. Agnosticism
•  Atheism & Freethought


Questions About the Nature of Atheism
Many people simply don't understand atheism very well and so have a number of questions about what atheism is, what atheists are like, and why people would be atheists. Because there is so much misinformation in society about atheists and atheism, these are reasonable questions and deserve to be addressed.

Highlights:
•  What is Atheism?
•  Why be an atheist?
•  What if you are wrong and God exists?


What do Atheists Believe?
What do atheists believe - do they believe in anything at all? Are atheists just rebels? Are they going through a phase? There are lots of questions about atheism and atheists regarding the beliefs which go along with atheism. Many would would never occur if people understood atheism better.

Highlights:
•  How can you believe in nothing?
•  Aren't you just rebelling?
•  Why do you think you are right?


Atheism and Religion
Whenever atheists get together, the topic of religion often comes up during conversations. If they don't end up discussing religion at some point amongst themselves, religious believers who join the group are likely to bring it up. Sometimes this is simply part of an effort to find out what atheists think about religion, but too often, it can be part of an effort to convert atheists back to believing in a god or to some particular theological or religious perspective.

Highlights:
•  Isn't atheism the same as anti-religion?
•  Is atheism just another religion?
•  Do any atheists go to church?


Advice for Atheists
People have a lot of questions about atheism and atheists, but such questions don't just come from theists. Atheists themselves have a lot of questions - not only about the nature of atheism and what other atheists think, but about how they should deal with theists, how to deal with telling others about their atheism, etc.

Highlights:
•  Atheism & Families
•  Atheism & Marriage
•  Atheism & Children

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