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Portal:Nontheism/Selected article/1 The brights movement was started by Paul Geisert and Mynga Futrell in 2003 to provide a positive-sounding umbrella term to describe various types of people who have a naturalistic worldview, without casting that worldview as a negative response to religion (as the terms "atheist", "infidel" or "non-believer" may be taken to do).

Co-founder of the Brights' Net, Paul Geisert coined the term and Mynga Futrell defined a bright to be "a person whose worldview is naturalistic—free of supernatural and mystical elements. A bright's ethics and actions are based on a naturalistic worldview."

The naturalistic worldview may take many forms. For most brights a naturalistic worldview means simply that the world is "free of supernatural and mystical elements", while others may have conceptions falling under "philosophical naturalism".

Notable Brights include Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, Penn Jillette & Teller, James Randi, Richard Roberts, and Michael Shermer. (Read more...)



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The percentage of people in European countries who said in 2005 that they believe in a god.
The Demographics of atheism are difficult to determine. Different people interpret "atheist" and related terms differently, and it can be hard to draw boundaries between atheism, non-religious beliefs, and non-theistic religious and spiritual beliefs. Furthermore, atheists may not report themselves as such, to prevent suffering from social stigma, discrimination, and persecution in certain regions. Despite these problems, most studies indicate that the non-religious make up about 12-15% of the world's population. (Read more...)



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Friedrich Nietzsche

The History of atheism spans several millennia, although the term atheism originated in the 16th century, based on Ancient Greek αθεος "godless, denying the gods, ungodly" and open admission to positive atheism in modern times was not made earlier than in the late 18th century.

The spontaneous proposition that there may be no gods after all is likely as old as theism itself (and the proposition that there may be no God as old as the beginnings of monotheism or henotheism). Psalm 14:1, "The fool hath said in his heart, there is no God" is one reference to the sentiment, expressed in the mid 1st millennium BC. Philosophical atheist thought appears from the 6th or 5th century BC, both in Europe and in Asia. (Read more...)



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