Atheist Dogma and Religion


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.

His newest book is A Christian Nation?: An examination of Christian nation theories and proofs? (IVC Publishing) is now available at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.

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About David Rosman

David Rosman is an award winning editor, writer, professional speaker and college instructor in Communications, Ethics, Business and Politics. You can read more of David’s commentaries at ColumbiaMissourian.com, InkandVoice.com and NYJournalofBooks.com.
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