Allow me to begin with the more controversial questions of atheism – Is there a dogma? The question of dogma is brought up by many conservative Christians in their arguments concerning atheism. If one defines “dogma,” as those of religion do, as a doctrine or a corpus of doctrines relating to matters such as morality as in an authoritative manner by a church” no, because there is no “church of atheism.” (The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster cares only about beer volcanos and stripper factories.)
However, if dogma is defined as a “settled or established opinion, belief, or principle,” atheists may, in fact, have several which are collectively agreed upon.
As a whole, we generally believe in the human spirit, that there is no such thing as original sin. A newborn can never be labeled a “sinner” when a moral compass has not yet been established.
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David Rosman is an award winning author of 15 books, a political commentator and a political communication consultant and campaign manager. Though he wanted to be a rabbi in his teens, David went to a Catholic university, spent time in a Buddhist monastery and taught Sunday school at a Pentecostal church. There was even an attempted baptism in the Ohio River, but it did not take.
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