Why “Atheism and Religion”?

Any comprehensive account of religion must include an assessment of the circumstances under which supernatural and religious beliefs either do not exist or have been rejected, often forcefully.  Because belief in the supernatural or religious is nearly universal, those who harbor no such beliefs are interesting cases — outliers if you will.  Posts in this Category will touch upon the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Bertrand Russell, and will discuss the work of more recent (and strident) atheists, including Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, and Christopher Hitchens.  Arguments directed specifically against religion, though often ideological in their own way, are sometimes capable of illuminating aspects of the supernatural that explain the near universality and persistence of religion.

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