The First Atheists -- Video
This short video by Mr. Stolyarov is a new rendering of his essay, “The First Atheists.” It gives a brief overview of two of the first explicit known atheists in human history: Diagoras of Melos and Theodorus of Cyrene. It also discusses how these thinkers influenced subsequent philosophers and currents of thought.
An interesting follow-up: While, when it comes to truth-value, it does not matter which ideas are older than which others, the fact that atheism is older than Christianity does conclusively refute the notion that atheists are just anti-Christians who hate the Christian idea of God. Atheism as such is not a reaction against Christianity as such. It is simply a lack of belief in any and all gods, including the Christian one. But atheists are not the enemy of Christianity, despite what some intolerant Christians might suggest.
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G. Stolyarov II is an actuary, science fiction novelist, independent philosophical essayist, poet, amateur mathematician, composer, contributor to Enter Stage Right, Le Quebecois Libre, Rebirth of Reason, and the Ludwig von Mises Institute, Senior Writer for The Liberal Institute, former weekly columnist for GrasstopsUSA.com, and Editor-in-Chief of The Rational Argumentator, a magazine championing the principles of reason, rights, and progress. Mr. Stolyarov also publishes his articles on Helium.com and Associated Content to assist the spread of rational ideas. He holds the highest Clout Level (10) possible on Associated Content and is one of Associated Content's Page View Millionaires. Mr. Stolyarov has also written a science fiction novel, Eden against the Colossus, a non-fiction treatise, A Rational Cosmology, and a play, Implied Consent. You can watch his YouTube Videos. Mr. Stolyarov can be contacted at email@example.com.
Learn about Mr. Stolyarov's novel, Eden against the Colossus, here.