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date: 28 January 2022

p. 122. The case for atheismlocked

p. 122. The case for atheismlocked

  • Julian Baggini


‘The case for atheism’ summarises atheism as the position that is best supported by the evidence and the one that offers the best overall explanation for why the world is as it is and appears to be. In contrast to faith positions, it does not require us to believe in anything that goes beyond reason or evidence, or indeed in anything that is contrary to them. The fact that we cannot be 100% certain that atheism is true is only grounds for not being dogmatic in our beliefs. It is not a ground for agnosticism, nor for believing that atheism is a faith position just like religious belief.

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