The philosophical foundation of evolution
naturalism is the "idea or belief that only natural (as opposed to supernatural or spiritual) laws and forces operate in the world." Adherents of naturalism assert that natural laws are the rules that govern the structure and behavior of the natural universe, that the changing universe at every stage is a product of these laws.
Everything in nature is the result of fixed laws.
Methodological naturalism is strictly the idea that all scientific endeavors - all hypotheses and events - are to be explained and tested by reference to natural causes and events.
Naturalism is not of to-day or of yesterday, but is very ancient... Even in its most highly developed form we can see that it did not spring originally from a completed and unified principle, but was primarily criticism of and opposition to other views. ... Naturalism has always arisen in opposition to what we may call "supernatural" propositions.
If God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.
I want atheism to be true and am made uneasy by the fact that some of the most intelligent and well-informed people I know are religious believers. It isn't just that I don't believe in God and, naturally, hope that I'm right in my belief. It's that I hope there is no God! I don't want there to be a God; I don't want the universe to be like that.
The New Atheists
New Atheism is a social and political movement that began in the early 2000s in favour of atheism and secularism promoted by a collection of modern atheist writers who have advocated the view that "religion should not simply be tolerated but should be countered, criticized, and exposed by rational argument wherever its influence arises".