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Do any scriptures condemn atheism? [duplicate]

According to most scholars, atheism is a part of Hinduism. However, are there any verses in the Puranas or the Mahabharata that condemn atheism?
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What exactly does Bhagavadh Gita say about athesits [duplicate]

First, I have already referred to the following question - Does Bhagavad Gita detest atheists? But that didn't help me. I have been reading a translation of the Gita since a few days; I came across a ...
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Can I as an atheist still be Hindu? [duplicate]

I am an atheist(not going in detail about that one), and I heard people say that "Hinduism accepts you no matter what". So that must mean I am a Hindu. Great. But here is the problem (other than being ...
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I want scripture-based explanation for "God is Everywhere"

Most dominant philosophy in Hinduism is that God is everywhere and in everything. I want to understand this in more detail. As per science we know that around us there are two distinct things: Space-...
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What is the relationship between Hinduism and atheism?

I have recently read somewhere that atheism is the pillar of Hinduism. If Hindus don't believe in God then why do they worship Lord Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Kali etc.? Is atheism followed by all Hindus ...
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What happens to one in afterlife who doesn't believe in God?

What happens to the human in afterlife if he does not believe in any God or any theory related to god? Do any Vedas mention anything regarding this?
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Who is the Creator of all Energy and Sources in the Universe? [duplicate]

Who is the creator of all Energy and Sources in the Universe?I want to know the name of the God.
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"Sarva Dharman Parityejya Mamekam Sharanam Vraja..." in Shiva Gita?

One of the most important verse of Bhagvad Gita is the 66th verse of 18th Chapter where Lord states as: सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज | अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुच: || 66||...
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Can I believe in Sanatan Dharma while not believing in any of the God?

Let's Imagine a person. He does discuss lots of things about Sanatan dharma and how it is different from Abrahamic religions. He does follow the principals of Gita in real life. He also adheres to the ...
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Is an evil, but devoted, person more valued by the Gods than a good, but an atheistic, person?

The example of Ravana comes to mind, because he was a Bhakta of Prabhu Shiva. It seems like an awful lot of terrible people, like Ajamila, are forgiven just due to their devotions, and their sins are ...
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Who are "they" in BG 16.8? Atheists? Cārvākas? Vaiśeṣikas?

Are these Bhagavad-gītā verses referring to a particular sect of people or addressing all bad people in general? Is verse 16.8 implying that those who don't believe in a god have no moral compass? 16....
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What is the punishment for simply being an atheist and not committing blasphemy?

I want to know what punishment is given simply for being an atheist. I don't want to know how atheism is accepted, but rather what the scriptures hold against you, if you practice atheism and do not ...
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Why materialism is bad in Hinduism?

Why materialism and materialistic people are bad. One can be materialistic by enjoying all kinds of legal thinks like alcohol, cigarette, meat and party and girls(i. e sex). As Long as you are not ...