Cultural ArtefactsI got an email letting me know that someone had tagged a facebook picture of me outside Spillers records the Cardiff record shop where I had spent many happy hours as University student looking through their music stock in the 1970s.It made me think of the place LPs had in the cultural life, on visiting a persons home LP records and books can often be used in analysing a person giving information on their interests and backgrounds.
|The joy of vinyl|
# 68 AtheismAtheism is defined as the doctrine that there is no deity. Atheists say that human beings can create suitable moral codes to live by without the aid of Gods or religious scriptures.
find insufficient evidence to support any religion and think that religion is nonsensical.
Some atheists once had a religion but have lost faith in it or they may live in a non-religious culture. In other cases it could be that Religion doesn't interest them or doesn't seem relevant to their lives. When putting their case atheists can highlight that religions seem to have done a lot of harm in the world. or that the world is such a bad place that there can't be a God.
Atheists who are secularist ( that's the principle of separation of government institutions) can be hostile to any special treatment given to organised religion by the state.
Somewhat surprisingly it is possible to be both atheist and religious most Buddhists manage it, as do some adherents of other religions such as Judaism and Christianity.
Atheists can be as moral or immoral as so called religious people and in practical terms atheists often follow the same moral code as they do but they arrive at their decisions as to what is good or bad without any help from the idea of God.
Atheists find their own answers to the question of what it means to be 'human' Nietzsche who is very much associated with atheism famously coined the phrase 'god is dead'.