Most Popular Atheism Websites

by Luke Muehlhauser on March 4, 2010 in General Atheism,Resources

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(Updated March 4th, 2010.)

I already maintain a list of the most popular article-focused atheism blogs. Here is a list of the most popular atheism websites of any kind on the ‘net, as determined by Alexa rankings:1

  1. Reddit Atheism – estimated rank
  2. Richard Dawkins – 15,928
  3. Pharyngula – estimated rank
  4. Friendly Atheist – 28,843
  5. The Skeptic’s Dictionary – 49,360
  6. Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster – 72,713
  7. Common Sense Atheism – 84,157
  8. Unreasonable Faith – 97,976
  9. Skeptic’s Annotated Bible – 99,115

Which atheism websites did I miss? Which other atheism websites have an Alexa rank below 100,000?

P.S. I had no idea my website was this popular! Common Sense Atheism is more popular than the Secular Web, the Freeratio Forums, American Atheists, Think Atheist, and many other sites I immediately think of when I consider internet atheism.

  1. Some atheism websites are not a root domain or root subdomain, and thus their traffic cannot be measured by Alexa. In such cases, proxy measures are used to estimate a website’s ranking. I have also not included blogs that only rarely post about atheism, even if they are written by atheists (for example Greg Laden and five feet of fury and Cynical-C). []

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Molly March 4, 2010 at 7:39 am

Yours is gettin up there! Your blog is my personal favorite because of the regularity of your posts and the richness of diversity in the topics you put forward. The podcasts are great also. I also appreciate all of the other sources you provide for contemporary writings on philosophy of religion. I am working on putting together a student discussion group at my school centered around philosophy of religion and have found your posts helpful in finding reading material. Thanks, you’re awesome.

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Tshepang Lekhonkhobe March 4, 2010 at 10:40 am

Keep ‘em quality posts coming Luke! Me hopes you climb further still!

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lukeprog March 4, 2010 at 11:59 am

I dunno. There’s gotta be a pretty strong popularity cap on blogs that post philosophy bibliographies.

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thacks March 4, 2010 at 2:21 pm

GRATS LUKE! You totally deserve the attention

I think what sets your site apart, for me anyway, is the impartiality that you continue to strive for in your reviews and evaluations. In a field where everyone is so blinded by their own passions and presuppositions, to see a highly intelligent sincere (and young for that matter) person be able to put that aside to try and see things clearly is quite frankly a breath of fresh air.

When I first started on my journey, I was despairing at the lack of people who actually cared about the truth, compared to those just pushing their agenda, and almost gave up on finding any (on either side of the fence)! Your site was an answer to prayer (quite ironically), and has since lead me to a crapload of really good resources.

Your site is by far the most reasonable I have encountered (including the discussion from it’s community)

Bravo I say, and hold onto that impartiality anmd sincerity, because it makes you great, rather than just good.

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Tom March 6, 2010 at 8:26 am

Though not technically an Atheist blog – Derren Brown (http://derrenbrown.co.uk/blog/) is a very good read!

:)

tom.

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Rob August 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm

Why do atheists spend so much time talking about God. I thought they didn’t believe in him? Is there a coherent athiest view?

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lukeprog August 8, 2010 at 8:58 pm

Rob,

Yes, there is. It’s the worldview held by most philosophers and scientists: worldview naturalism. You can read about it here.

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Barry November 2, 2010 at 6:53 am

Hi – I’m in the process of creating a page containing a long list of atheist websites. You can see what I’ve done so far at http://www.other-voices.net/atheist-sites.html , in case anyone wants to comment or make suggestions for other atheist websites to add to it. I also intend to create a page for atheist blogs and will be sure to include this one.

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Luke Muehlhauser November 2, 2010 at 7:10 am

Barry,

For anti-corporate, you should add:
http://www.zcommunications.org/

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Barry November 2, 2010 at 10:05 am

Barry,For anti-corporate, you should add:http://www.zcommunications.org/  (Quote)

Thanks for the suggestion. I have just added it to my site. You can see it at http://www.other-voices.net/anti-corporate.html

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Angelo Issaih Palmieiri Filan August 2, 2011 at 8:14 pm

I know you all have no problem saying bad things about God, and that by being Atheist your basically saying fuck you God. But im better than you all and your retarded theories such as the theory of evil lution. Creation is Supreme over evolution any day of the week, we dont just say that this is that and this happened 500,000,000 years ago and such, Creation actually has answers that make sense and what evolutionists say is a bunch of bull. Im only fourteen but i know damn well that God is the right person to stand by. Come on stop living life like this believe in the Lamb, so that when you die, at least you know your not going to be buried in a hole beneath the Earth. Instead you will know that heaven and God are up there waiting to bring you in with their warm loving arms.

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Angelo Issaih Palmieiri Filan August 2, 2011 at 8:18 pm

No offense in your beliefs though, im just saying though. If you want me to answer any logical questions on the creation of the earth, then please fell free to email me.

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Brian Sapient October 29, 2011 at 11:57 pm

My website http://www.RationalResponders.com is currently about 65,000 in Alexa, been as low as 18,000.

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David Mirsch November 1, 2011 at 2:51 pm

For those interested in a thorough re-examination of the historical record regarding Jesus, I would recommend “The Open Tomb: Why and How Jesus Faked His Death and Resurrection” available at Booklocker.com, Amazon.com, Barnes and Noble.com, etc.

Much of what Christian tradition claims about Jesus is just wrong and obscures the real historical man.

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