Nothing More Romantic Than Atheism

As a direct result to the constant changes in religion and the persecutions that followed many new, and more liberal forms, of “rational dissenters”, modern day anti-theists formed.

An article from the University of Nottingham covers the period.

“Perhaps the most explicit endorsement of dissent is Percy Shelley’s early philosophical tract, The Necessity of Atheism. Shelley argues that God acts as a substitute for reason and belief in him is the beginning of ignorance and superstition” (Robida).

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