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Single Idea 19455

[catalogued under 29. Religion / D. Religious Issues / 1. Religious Commitment / a. Religious Belief]

Full Idea

What is regarded as atheism today will be religion tomorrow.

Gist of Idea

Today's atheism will tomorrow become a religion


Ludwig Feuerbach (Introduction of 'Essence of Christianity' [1841], II)

Book Reference

Feuerbach,Ludwig: 'The Fiery Brook: Selected Writings', ed/tr. Hanfi,Zawar [Anchor 1972], p.130

A Reaction

Modern critics of atheism frequently accuse it of being a new religion. I doubt whether Feuerbach is right, but it is a nice provocative idea.