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Atheism In America

Glenn Watkins

Park University

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This essay may be offensive to some of you, but that is not the intentions of the author. The author realizes that most of the audience holds deep spiritual and religious beliefs. It is not the aim to cause insult, but if the audience feels insulted, understand that it is not the objective of this paper. The author disclaims all responsibility for any harm caused by the paper. Please take this essay with an analytical and introspective approach.

Atheism is one of the least understood philosophies of all time, but has been around for as long as religion has. There is always been someone to question the validity of gods or goddesses; someone who does not believe the world was created by a supreme being in 7 days. This paper outlines some of the contrasting points between religion and Atheism. It talks about deities and the history of Atheism and its migration to America. Many believe a Supreme Being, king, or lord created the Constitution of the United States, but it is clear that people wrote the constitution for the people. Many Atheists believe that a belief in God is based on irrational immature needs and wishes, but atheism or skepticism is derived from a rational, no-nonsense appraisal of the way things really are.

"I don't know that Atheists should be considered as citizens, nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God." -President George Bush

Whether god exists is a question that cannot be answered with complete confidence by people of great faith or by people of great doubt; however, it is a question that has been debated, talked about, and defended with blood, sweat, and tears. There is widespread belief that a god, gods or goddesses exists, but Atheist denies the existence of god, gods, or goddesses. There is a major difference in something existing or…...

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