Thoughts on Atheism

© 2006-2016 Fabian M. Suchanek

Thoughts on Atheism

The goal of this essay

The goal of this essay is to describe a world view without gods or God. Different from a number of other texts (and different from my previous essays about this topic), the present essay does not merely argue that God does not exist. Rather, it offers a view of the world that covers religion, the universe, ethics, the phenomenon of religion, and the question of truth — all from an atheist and secular humanist perpective.

This essay explains an atheist point of view, in the sense that it is a point of view of an atheist (myself). This does not mean that all atheists would share my point of view.

Legal conditions

In all of the following, “I” refers to the author of this essay, Fabian M. Suchanek. “You” refers to the reader or listener of this essay. “We” is the author’s “we”, and refers to this essay.

Since I have no education in philosophy or theology, I cannot guarantee the correctness or completeness of the information given here Thoughts on Ethics / Seriousness. If you find any factual error in this text, please let me know. Loyal to its own principles , this essay may change over time, and definitions and theories may be updated.

Religion is a controversial issue. Hence, I cannot assume responsibility for personal unease resulting from reading this essay. Should you disagree with this condition, please abstain from reading this text.

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This essay is under construction! Not all cross-references work yet. The current version of this essay is 2016-08-05.
This essay consists of the following parts and chapters:

Each part contains several chapters, each of which lives in a different file. Each chapter consist of sections, which can contain subsections. Each of them consists of articles. All articles have a short name. The present article, for example, has the name “TOC”. This is the name by which the article will be referred to throughout the essay.