Of it's self Atheism makes a simple statement, a rejection of the belief in deities. There is nothing else here, no philosophy of life, of conduct, no political insight and no philosophy of economics. There is no statement, as to moral conduct, decorum, social interaction. There is no indication of Rights and obligations of,both citizen and government.
Under Marxism and too, Communism, Atheism is embraced by government and, as the theism's force themselves on the people,as history demonstrates.Does such an Atheistic government pick up the mantle of a godly omnipotence, and if so, is there a difference?
Atheism rejects the belief in god/s, not god/s as no Atheist possesses universal intelligence and it would be foolish to make such a claim. The exercise of reason however,give proper indication that a god/s do not exist. That one would reject a god, may allude to the premise that there may be a god to reject. A side thought.
In one if the Indiana Jones movies when Dr. Jones was teaching a class he said that Archeology is the search for facts. If you want to find truth then Dr. (cant remember name) philosophy class is down the hall.
Truth is subjective, Facts are objective. At least I think thats how it works.
I don't think so. Truth is objective when the word is being used properly.
Asking what value Atheism has for humanity is the wrong question. In a sense it's like saying what value does not smoking tobacco have for humanity? What value does not doing crack cocaine have for humanity? What value does not drinking beer have for humanity? I as a non smoker/drinker don't have to defend my choice to not smoke or drink beer. Why should we have to defend our choice to not have superstitions? Those who chose to follow the majority may think us weird but they are the ones who chose to actively follow superstitions and as such their actions are the ones that need justification.