Atheism is defined as the absence of belief in divine beings. 

 Can atheism be thought of as a religion?  Answer this question by applying the ideas discussed in chapter 1 of Religions of the West Today. 

 More specifically, consider the “key elements” of religious practice identified on p. 8 of the text.  Does atheism manifest any of these? 

 In what ways?  Be specific about the patterns found in religious stories discussed on pp. 16 – 20 of the text. 

 Does atheism imply a mythic structure similar to any of the four types discussed there?  Be specific as you consider the features of religious experience
 and traditions identified throughout chapter 1.  

There is no correct answer to this question.  
This assignment does not require that you do any research on atheism or atheist groups, and research like that is likely to distract you from answering

 the question in your own words.  To do well on this assignment you should carefully reread chapter 1 of the textbook and then thoughtfully apply

 the ideas discussed there to the general idea of atheism understood as the absence of belief in divine beings.  

Notice that you’re being asked whether atheism can be thought of as a religion.  So as you consider the general idea of not believing in divine beings,

 ask yourself whether a person who affirms that general belief can a) experience anything as sacred, b) be affected by any mythic or symbolic story 

that provides them with a general sense of their place in the universe, c) participate in anything like ritual actions that provide them with

 a rhythm of meaningful activity in their lives, d) feel tied in any way to a community held together (at least in part) by a narrative expressing

 basic beliefs, e) feel bound in any sense by a set of moral principles related to such basic beliefs, or f) recognize and submit themselves to 

authoritative knowledge about reality held by individuals who possess that knowledge.  

3 pages.

Order a unique copy of this paper
(550 words)

Approximate price: $22

Basic features
  • Free title page and bibliography
  • Unlimited revisions
  • Plagiarism-free guarantee
  • Money-back guarantee
  • 24/7 support
On-demand options
  • Writer’s samples
  • Part-by-part delivery
  • Overnight delivery
  • Copies of used sources
  • Expert Proofreading
Paper format
  • 275 words per page
  • 12 pt Arial/Times New Roman
  • Double line spacing
  • Any citation style (APA, MLA, Chicago/Turabian, Harvard)

Our guarantees

Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.

Money-back guarantee

You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.

Read more

Zero-plagiarism guarantee

Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.

Read more

Free-revision policy

Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.

Read more

Privacy policy

Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.

Read more

Fair-cooperation guarantee

By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.

Read more

Calculate the price of your order

550 words
We'll send you the first draft for approval by September 11, 2018 at 10:52 AM
Total price:
The price is based on these factors:
Academic level
Number of pages
Order your essay today and save 25% with the discount code: COCONUTPlace Order