What counts as knowledge? How do you decide what is true?
What are your meta-ethic positions? What are your ethical standards?
How do you approach Biblical texts, Muslim texts and the like?
What are your beliefs, attitudes and behaviors towards others outside your group?
See my definition here.
Theory of Religion:
What is your definition of religion? Why do religions exist? How do religions evolve or change?
Who was Jesus?
Should atheism be preached? How? What style? What do you feel about confronting others who disagree with you?
Should Atheists organize themselves? How should Atheists organize themselves? How do you feel about Atheist organizations?
How did the universe begin? Are their other universes? What is the universe composed of.
Can you improve yourself? How do you better yourself? Why should you better yourself?
What should humans strive for? Where is humanity going?
Why Atheist Theology?
We often see it debated whether Atheism is a religion or a worldview. It is put forward that Atheism is simply the belief that there is no evidence for the existence of gods or spirits. But Atheists are people who have opinions (systematized or not) about wider views which are entailed with this belief. If nothing else, the same methods, insights, feelings or beliefs that led them to be atheists probably feed these wider views. And to be catchy, I call this wider view their “Theology”. Sure, one could say there are as many Atheist Theologies as their are atheists, but one could say the same of Christians. “Atheist Theology” is simply a tool to ponder our positions on the issues above and how our atheism connects to them.
Trying to systematize your philosophy can be a very informative process. I think it would be cool if atheist sites had a page that listed their theology. This would facilitate dialogue between atheists and theists and also between atheists themselves. I don’t feel everyone is responsible for systematizing their beliefs, but in the blogosphere, such an effort would be revealing !
Please comment and I will modify this list as we go along.
1. OK, “Soteriology” usually deals with how your survive death or how you are “saved” from a bad fate after death, but this seems as close as an Atheist can get to this question. And these are good questions.
2. Ok, I have changed the normal meaning of “Eschatology”, but I think you can see the relatedness of the questions I have listed.