An atheist is someone who believes there is no God. There are at least five million atheists in the United States, and, by many accounts, it is not rare for them to experience discrimination because of their beliefs. A quick example might be seen in the 2008 New York Times story of Army specialist Jeremy Hall, who, if the report is accurate, was sent home early from a tour in Iraq because of threats made against him when his atheism became common knowledge.
Understanding others is an important step toward eliminating discrimination against them. This study examines the major arguments atheists make. We will also consider Christian responses to these arguments.