Atheism - The Basics by Graham Oppy

Reading List - Atheism: The Basics by Graham Oppy

Here we have something a bit different - a book that is not so much about the claims whether there is a god or not but its goal is, as the title says, to explain the basics of Atheism. 

To do this, the Author examines the definition of atheism, the history of atheism, speaks about various notable atheists from history and examines whether they really were atheists in the same sense of the word as we use the word today, or were they “merely” skeptics or something else entirely. 

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Graham Oppy: Arguing about Gods

Reading List - Graham Oppy: Arguing about Gods

If you are like me and ask yourself the Big Questions fairly frequently, you probably asked yourself perhaps the biggest question of them all: Is there a God?

Not only that, but it is also possible you wandered around and changed your mind here and there. Perhaps once you were a theist, then you suddenly became an atheist, then started to call yourself an agnostic, all based on the best available data you had at the time.

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Peter Singer: Practical Ethics

Reading List - Peter Singer: Practical Ethics

It is not easy being good. It is not easy to live ethically. What does it even mean to live ethically? How can a busy person take their time to try to tackle something so vas and at a first glance, overwhelming?

Yes, simply accepting what you are taught by your teachers, parents and religion is one way to go, but in order to really try to live a genuine and honest life, the key lies in deciding these things for yourself. We are not saying here that how to live ethically is always something that can be decided by each person and for each situation, as that would mean embracing moral relativism. Instead, we should embrace rational thinking about these issues and decide how we are to behave and what to believe based on arguments that are presented. It's certainly a more honest way to live that simply accepting what you are told.

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Forest, Nature, Silhouette, Sunlight, Trees, Woods

What is Naturalism?

No, it's not a group of humans hanging around at beaches and swimming pools naked. That's naturism. Naturalism is a bit less fun than that. But only a bit, as philosophy is fun.

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Girl in bedroom thinking / Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay

Critical thinking: why and how?

What we think about the issues we face influences how we spend our time on this earth.

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Atheism Q&A #2

Time for part 2 of our Atheism Q&A. If you did not read Atheism Q&A Part One, starting there is suggested.

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In praise of idleness by Bertrand Russell

My best Instagram Posts

Is it Ok to think? is on Instagram. Here are some of the best posts so far. If you are on Instagram be sure to follow because when inspiration strikes, it is highly likely that something will be published there first, simply because I might feel that it’s too small a thought to warrant a full blog post. You’ll notice that some have very few likes. This is because at the beginning you don’t have so many followers, but they are still included because I feel they are essentially good. 

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