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Ancient Calendar predicted I'd write this journalThe worst thing is, it's a day later when I thought of a really funny line about the end of the world, and nobody even cares anymore....and not because the end of the world has come, but because they're bored of end of the world jokes.Ancient Calendar predicted I'd write this journal by *KeswickPinhead
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Why Religion Does What it DoesThroughout human history, unimaginably evil occurrences have been brought upon the world. In my rather broad study of religion and its impact on our society, outlined in "The Damage of Faith", I touched briefly upon the mountainous horrors and atrocities which religions all across the globes regularly commit. From suicide bombings, to faith healing, all manner of nauseating events are regularly committed throughout our lives. In this short post, I aim to perhaps look at why religions can be the cause for such revolting activities, and how their followers readily accept them. For the purpose of this, I will use Christianity as the main exampleWhy Religion Does What it Does by ~Markuskus555
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Atheism is simply the absence of belief that any deities exist. Atheism is contrasted with theism, which in its most general form is the belief that at least one deity exists.
The term atheism originated from the Greek ἄθεος (atheos), meaning "without god", which was applied with a negative connotation to those thought to reject the gods worshipped by the larger society. With the spread of freethought, skeptical inquiry, and subsequent increase in criticism of religion, application of the term narrowed in scope. The first individuals to identify themselves as "atheist" appeared in the 18th century.