Catholic 's Response For The New Atheism

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Catholic’s Response to the New Atheism
The Catholic Church has constantly been the victim of persecution. Since the birth of the Church in 1st A.D many have throw the stone of abuse trying to tear down the faith in which the Church builds upon itself . Even though 31.5% of the world is Christian there are ones who take it upon themselves to prove that the Catholic Church’s beliefs are wrong. As modern times began to grow, individuality and the need for a God seemed to be drifting away. In popular society the thought of relying on a God is ludicrous and in result many question the Catholic Church for their ongoing spreading of their religion. This new form of oppression is known as New Atheism. As a Catholic, I 've seen
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I will in turn dissect the claims of the New Atheist and show how the Catholic Church responds as well as showing the Churches proof of the existence of God .
For one to fully understand the meaning and importance of the concept of New Atheism one must review the history of Atheism. Although the word Atheism did not coin its name until the late 16th century, the earliest possible examples of atheism can be found in the involvement of Eastern Religions in 6th century B.C. These religions include Jainism, Buddhism, and Taoism. These religions did not question the existence of God but simply found it unimportant to acknowledge a God. This stance can be better described by the neologism apatheism. Some may argue that since these neologisms did not deny the existence of God, but merely not include a deity in its worship, they may not be considered atheistic.
In the Western Hemisphere atheism can trace its roots into the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece. The title of the “First Atheist” can arguably be given to Diagoras of Melos. He and many other men who claimed to be atheists believed that the gods existed but they did not concern themselves with human affairs. This could be better described as Deism. Also the proposition of agnosticism took a position claiming that an existence of a supernatural divine is unknown and will remain unknowable. During these times atheism was a
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