National Atheists Day is an American holiday dedicated to atheists. This is the word for people who do not believe in God. Today we no longer despise atheists, because everyone has the right to freedom of religion, even if their faith as such is absent. The holiday is celebrated annually on March 23.
There is no reliable information about the appearance of National Atheists Day. It was probably created by followers of atheism to assert their right not to believe in God and to give other people the choice of joining them or staying with their faith.
Many scholars are inclined to the question that atheism is as old as any religion. There is historical evidence that the Lokayata school of materialism existed in ancient India. Its representatives opposed priests, religious dues, and other things. That is, they were opposed to faith. And such unbelievers can be found in any culture.
Atheism today often has a generally accepted form. Atheists hold to the idea that there is no God. But they believe in their personal strength and count only on themselves. Such people can be considered adherents of science because they deny the existence of anything supernatural and mystical.
- Atheists had a particularly difficult time in the Middle Ages. Many people pretended to be believers because they had no other choice. The Holy Inquisition was ready to execute anyone who was against religion. Such a person was immediately branded a sorcerer, a dark magician, an apostate to the church.
- There are more atheists today than at any other time in history, but because of the ever increasing population, their numbers are declining!
- In Pakistan, if a person writes “atheist” under religion when applying for a passport, he will simply not be issued a passport.
How to celebrate
Congratulate friends and acquaintances who are atheists on National Atheists Day. Learn more about the philosophy of atheism this day. What are the differences between the different representatives of atheism?
Spread the word on social media! Ask other users what faith they are of.
When is National Atheist’s Day celebrated in 2023?
National Atheist’s Day is observed on March 23 each year.