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  1. First, if you want, you can find atheism already in antiquity, the treatise “Zeus incriminated”.

    Second, a number of fundamental philosophical questions have only recently been satisfactorily solved without attracting God, and it would have been difficult for an atheist to answer the question of how knowledge is possible.

    Third, it's not about “health”at all. An atheist “by inertia” is no healthier than a “believer by inertia”, and a believer in meaning is no less healthy than a meaningful atheist.

  2. How can you be so sure that atheism is a healthy way of looking at life? If something incomprehensible, inexplicable is happening around us, as it was with our ancestors, then religion greatly helps psychologically, gives some support in life.

    Atheism is widespread when a person begins to understand their place in life, to understand what is happening around them.

  3. Even the Psalms of David (1000 BC) speak of atheism (Ps 13:1) “the fool said in his heart,' There is no God.'

    Perhaps the question is: why has atheism become so popular in our time?

    • Answer: NTR. People felt their power. The amazing thing is that man has remained a grain of sand in an alien universe. With the help of science, people have become even more aware of this. But still, when you say to an atheist: we are bugs, slaves to the laws of physics and biology. He replies: give only time, people will become omnipotent after all. This is the euphoria of an amateur. He has learned the sheet music and believes that now he can play any music.

    About healthy and sick eyes. Still, to consider the billions of ancestors who created the foundation of civilization as unhealthy people … this is, excuse me, a sick view of history.

  4. I think atheism appeared almost immediately after the emergence of theism, and even long before theism as a default state of mind. All children are born atheists, in the sense that they definitely do not believe in God.

  5. A healthy “view of the world” is a complex invention, yes. It presupposes the existence of a world, doesn't it? How many of those who call themselves atheists do not just “believe in the world”, but can at least define this concept in such a way that it does not require faith?

    The world is a world, in principle, and you can do without it, but some concepts for an equally powerful religious understanding of reality are necessary. Atheists (or skeptics) have always appeared precisely among believers, because they already had these concepts. However, it is quite difficult to construct something other than a religion out of them. It is one thing to doubt, another to create an “alternative reality”.

    There were agnostics, which is logical. There were few of them, because agnosticism itself is unproductive. It is even problematic to teach it, despite its relative simplicity.

    Those who condemned Socrates are to blame for the emergence of atheism. Rather, their “followers”. It wouldn't occur to a normal person to deny gods they've never even met. Especially if he hasn't flown into space yet, except on a broomstick or with angels. Doubt, yes. You can also doubt yourself, even in the doubt itself, you can doubt, this is an unstable position.

    That's when a doubter or skeptic is accused of disbelief, and they pass a sentence on him on this basis – not everyone, like Socrates, will accept this with peace =))

  6. If we are talking about atheism, which appeared late, then it is obvious that this is a rather complex invention. And by definition, it could not have appeared earlier than religion, because without the idea of gods, atheism would have no basis. However, the concept of “atheism” can be twisted as you like – and a savage in this regard is also an atheist, if he does not have a developed mythological system, but only has magical ideas and faith in ancestors and spirits – that is, only in what he directly encounters in everyday spiritual experience. It is this primitive view of the world that can be called both non-religious and healthy at the same time.

    As for the second question, should health be invented? Usually, health is understood as corresponding to its natural nature, it is not necessary to invent it. On the other hand, if we are already in an unhealthy environment, we may need artificial measures to bring the condition back to its natural state. And the more complex the perverted conditions, the more difficult their compensation is, respectively.

    At first glance, it is not at all clear why these two questions ended up in one together – but, apparently, this can only be interpreted in such a way that the questioner identifies “atheism” with a “healthy view”. This is a controversial proposition in itself, but in the light of the proposed analysis of concepts, the answer is invariant.

  7. Normal people don't think about such things. And yes, this is a complex invention because there are a lot of social factors-culture. You can just compare how much people live differently in different countries. For maniacs, this is generally a discovery – some people do not know how to communicate with people at all.

  8. The ancient Greeks were not very pious. Socrates was also convicted of “blasphemy.” Buddhism or Confucianism is not “religious” either.

    Atheism has existed throughout the history of mankind since the advent of “faith in gods” (antitheses are often “born in pairs”).

    There are probably even fewer consistent atheists today than “consistent believers” (Communists, and not “ordinary” ones, often baptized children secretly, for example).

    Health (even in the sense of rational thinking) is about the same for believers and atheists.

    Many people understand “faith” as a kind of symbolic attribute that divides into “friends/foes” (hence the expression: “either take off the cross or put on your underpants”).

    Faith is not an easy phenomenon, you can “believe” without being a theist (as well as not believing God being one). But this is a different topic (about the influence of faith on a person).

  9. And who says whether atheism is a healthy view of the world, except you of course ??? Atheism is just a private opinion of a person, well, it is also possible that the doctrine is not scientific, because atheism does not prove the absence of God, it simply cannot do it … Then atheism is not a view of the world at all it is not a reasonable waste of time of people who are attracted to atheists with their delusions… It is also a hotbed of liberalism and atomization… It can be assumed that they say atheism is “A view of the world without God” But a blind person cannot see, so the word view is not appropriate here…

  10. During their long childhood, the peoples were enslaved to terrible ghosts. If nations are beginning to get out of the theological gloom, they have not yet fully emerged from it. Metaphorically speaking, in the slow and uncoordinated progress of the human race, the beginning of the caravan has already entered the shining realms of science, while its tail still trails through the thick fog of superstition, in a dark land filled with evil spirits and ghosts.

    Ignorance feeds prejudice, imposes duties that are false, burdensome, and sometimes pernicious and cruel, so that even the most decent people unwittingly become criminals. The history of religions provides countless examples of this: human sacrifice, religious wars, persecution, burning at the stake, monastic vows, and abominable rites born not so much of people's malice as of their stupidity.

  11. This is akin to the question is the chicken or egg an atheist or a theist? These concepts do not exist separately, like cold and hot, slavery and freedom, etc. They are relative to each other, not absolute.

    Faith always exists against a background of doubt and uncertainty. The breeze of worry in the human mind is always looking for an answer to the question: “Where is the safe harbor? God, or not God?”

    The question is not a healthy view of the world, but that the human mind is trying to look behind the curtain, beyond the edge of its perception. And this is absolutely natural. Some do it better, some do it worse, some we call atheists, and some we call theists

    Atheism, as an opponent of theism, exists all the time, the only thing is that its taxonomy is not reflected in the only correct view, in contrast to the theists, and is not fixed by appropriate treatises such as the Bible.

  12. Because this world was enslaved by powerful regimes and religious denominations serving them, and they suppressed all dissent by all sorts of power and propaganda methods. although these free-thinking people were fair and intelligent and because any dictatorship is very afraid of losing power! For example, today in Russia, the regime is very afraid of freedom of speech and freedom of action of the people! Otherwise, all their criminal actions in relation to the people and the state will be revealed! (I'll add a little. there is something who created the universe and today monitors our lives, let's say they called it God, but there are many and many alluvial and outright lies from all religions! Actually, you can talk to the Creator, without intermediaries!

  13. As many people as there are opinions. I am an atheist, but I do not claim that atheism is a healthy view, and religion is unhealthy,dead – end. It was paired with religion. Neither late nor early, like night and day, death and life, good and evil, truth and lies.

  14. Atheism, as a denial of everything supernatural, received a strong blow “in the gut” with the appearance of the first virtual worlds (VMs) created by software.

    For such a VM, man has taken the position of god, has become an all-powerful immaterial supernatural entity in which the” inhabitants ” of virtual worlds can only believe or not believe.

    This really existing construction of relations between created and creating realities has knocked out all the trump cards of atheism.

    Here's what Wikipedia says about atheism:

    Atheism (al-Greek. ἄθεος “the denial of God[1]; atheism[2]”; from ἀ “without” + God “God”[2][3][4]) in a broad sense, the rejection of belief in the existence of any deity/God[5][6][7]. In a broader sense, atheism is simply a lack of belief in the existence of gods[8][9][10][11], in a narrower sense — the belief that there are no gods. Atheism is also often understood as a denial of the existence of the supernatural in general-gods, spirits, other non-material beings and forces, the afterlife, etc. [2] [9] [6] In relation to religion, atheism is a worldview, denies religion as belief in the supernatural[6] [16].

    Atheism is characterized by a belief in the self-sufficiency of the natural world (nature)

    As we can see, there is not a single understanding that has not been destroyed by the relations between the Real and virtual worlds.

    Considering the relationship between the VM and our real world, for us, we destroy atheism, but we do not prove the Rational creation of our world, because just as the “inhabitant” of the VM can only be trusted in the programmer who created his world, because the programmer is transcendent ( fundamentally inaccessible to experimental knowledge, goes beyond sensory experience.), so for us our creator is inaccessible to experimental knowledge.

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