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Friedrich Nietzsche on Religion and Atheism

Believe it or not, there actually exists some contention in Nietzschean circles about the philosopher’s religiosity (or lack thereof).  While most people maintain that Friedrich Nietzsche was undoubtedly an atheist, a few contemporary thinkers see his creeds against Christianity as being indicative of a deeper understanding of the mystical; leaving room open for a belief in the divine.  771 more words

Philosophy

Synod of Whitby, and the History of Dating Easter in Western Christianity

In the 7th century, British Christianity was defined by two differing models of the same religion:  The Church of Iona, founded by St. Columba on the distinctly Irish traditions of Celtic Christianity, and the Church of Canterbury, which followed the guidance of Rome.   3,130 more words

Atheism/Religion

The Euthyphro Dilemma, and Socrates' Guilt

Socrates holds a special place in the ranks of philosophy for having enough wisdom to declare how he can only claim to know that he knows nothing.  1,321 more words

Philosophy

C.S. Lewis' Abolition of Man, "Men Without Chests": A Critique

C.S. Lewis may very well be one of the most prolific writer’s of the 20th Century, having gained eminence through his apologetics writings (Mere Christianity… 2,683 more words

Philosophy

Niccolo Machiavelli's The Prince and the Political Utility of Religion

Niccolo Machiavelli is one the many writers in history fortunate enough to be extensively quoted by individuals who have little patience to actually read his large body of work.  1,349 more words

Society

Are Islamist terrorists not Islamic for killing innocents and other Muslims?

In the light of recent events (Paris attacks by Islamist terrorists), some fallacies, mostly spread by regressive-left or people ignorant about Quran, are circling around in social media. 373 more words

Atheism/Religion

Religion sucks

On social media people are always posting prayers and religious pictures and its fine. Where many people draw the line is when some attacks someone else’s religion by mocking it or just calling it stupid. 281 more words

Atheism/Religion