Okay this is officially my first blog post. But this post is not really so much about my thoughts, revelations and/or frustrations with life (more to come on that later), as it is a question. Has anyone checked out the Wiki Atheism Portal
? I just stumbled upon it last night and bookmarked it. So I haven't had much chance to rummage around in it yet. It looks pretty interesting, with numerous docs and news links. The one thing that caught my eye at first though, was the definition they're using for atheism, which find quite commendable and all-inclusive:
Atheism is the philosophical position that either affirms the nonexistence of gods or rejects theism. In its broadest definition, atheism is the absence of belief in deities, sometimes called nontheism. Although atheists are commonly assumed to be irreligious, some religions, such as Buddhism, have been characterized as atheistic. Many self-described atheists share common skeptical concerns regarding supernatural claims, citing a lack of empirical evidence for the existence of deities. Other arguments for atheism are philosophical, social or historical. Although many self-described atheists tend toward secular philosophies such as Humanism, rationalism, and naturalism, there is no one ideology or set of behaviors to which all atheists adhere. The term atheism originated as a pejorative epithet applied to any person or belief in conflict with established religion. With the spread of freethought, scientific skepticism, and criticism of religion, the term began to gather a more specific meaning and was sometimes used as a self-description by atheists.
It appears to me to be a good opportunity for those with an inclination to weigh-in on the documentation and development process.
For more, check it out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portal:Atheism