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When and where did atheism first start ?
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When and where did atheism first start ?
Hello Friends,

Can anyone tell me from where did atheism start and when did it start ?

Thanks
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
Right after the first cave man claimed to believe in a god, and the first time the response to his claim was: "I dont"
Cetero censeo religionem delendam esse
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
(June 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm)Deesse23 Wrote: Right after the first cave man claimed to believe in a god, and the first time the response to his claim was: "I dont"

Pretty much. Now when did we start getting outspoken atheist movements, and countries where you can't just execute someone for not believing in a god? Fairly recently, I imagine. Atheism has existed as long as religion has, though, because there will always be people who don't believe that gods exist.
Poe's Law: "Without a winking smiley or other blatant display of humor, it is impossible to create a parody of Fundamentalism that SOMEONE won't mistake for the real thing."

10 Christ-like figures that predate Jesus. Link shortened to Chris ate Jesus for some reason...
http://listverse.com/2009/04/13/10-chris...ate-jesus/

Good video to watch, if you want to know how common the Jesus story really is.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88GTUXvp-50

A list of biblical contradictions from the infallible word of Yahweh.
http://infidels.org/library/modern/jim_m...tions.html

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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
(June 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm)Deesse23 Wrote: Right after the first cave man claimed to believe in a god, and the first time the response to his claim was: "I dont"

Yup.

Can’t really add much to this.
Sanity adjacent.


Angel





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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
Sunday October 32nd, 56743 BCE.
At the village block party.

Atheism predates religion. Humans learned believe in the nonsense that is religion.
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
This question is, sadly, found in google autofill... well... "who started atheism"... a much worse, much more ignorant version of the question. I'm hoping it's mostly children who return from Sunday school with this sort of question. But I bet the sad truth is, it's asked by adults for the most part... adults with really skewed visions of the world.


(June 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm)no one Wrote: Atheism predates religion. Humans learned believe in the nonsense that is religion.

As an interesting aside, this brings up the question if disbelief can predate the proposal that said thing exists. If it can, that would mean that you categorize nonbelief as a kind of "default." But doing this creates all kinds of problems.

It would mean that you "disbelieve" every future scientific theory that will be proposed. Who would assess their attitude concerning future scientific theories and come to this conclusion? Not me. I think that some future scientific theories will be correct, others will be incorrect. I'd have to hear/read about the theory first before I determine a potential belief status. Taking this way of thinking about it into mind, the "first" atheist would be the first caveman who disbelieved a "God story" after having heard it.
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
(June 23, 2019 at 1:47 pm)no one Wrote: Sunday October 32nd, 56743 BCE.
At the village block party.

Atheism predates religion. Humans learned believe in the nonsense that is religion.

About tea time.
Sanity adjacent.


Angel





IMGUR 
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
(June 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(June 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm)Deesse23 Wrote: Right after the first cave man claimed to believe in a god, and the first time the response to his claim was: "I dont"

Yup.

Can’t really add much to this.

It's my understanding that many of the first belief systems that resembled an organized religion were nontheistic, so I would think atheism arose later than we assume.
Memento Mori
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
(June 23, 2019 at 1:29 pm)The Valkyrie Wrote:
(June 23, 2019 at 12:53 pm)Deesse23 Wrote: Right after the first cave man claimed to believe in a god, and the first time the response to his claim was: "I dont"

Yup.

Can’t really add much to this.

Well, actually the conversation was probably more like this:

"Ugh!"
"Ugh!"
Cetero censeo religionem delendam esse
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RE: When and where did atheism first start ?
OP: Are you sure you're not more concerned with anti-theism?
God(s) and religions are man made and the bane of humanity. 

Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most. Ozzy or Twain/take your pick
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