Our world has always had prolific atheists such as Bernard Russell, Sigmund Freud, Karl Marx, and Carl Sagan to name a few. There are other outspoken atheists such as Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, the late Christopher Hitchens, and Daniel Dennett. The atheistic worldview is often referred to as naturalism. Philosophical or metaphysical naturalism refers to the view that nature is the “whole show.” The naturalistic worldview became more paramount during the Enlightenment period. While not all the thinkers of the Enlightenment period were atheists, with the birth of Darwinian evolution, philosophical naturalism came to be a dominant view of many modern scientists and thinkers. And since atheists deny the existence of a god or gods, there is no non-natural realm or any non-natural intervention in the world. This worldview has grave consequences for what happens to a person at death.
Is Death Natural?
Most of us have lost loved ones. We…
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