Do we prevent somebody being hurt by superstition or faith by rejecting and challenging those things? 

Is it mistaken to support organised religion in membership or donations?

If people do good because they are human, not because God prompts them then is it right to risk giving God any credit when they alone own their good?

 


  Gospel of Atheism
1 Salvation by atheism
2 What is self-esteem?
3 Why is self-esteem important?
4 How to love yourself
5 You want to be happy
6 You can be happy
7 To love yourself means loving yourself alone ultimately
Fear is the father of evil
9 Nobody makes you unhappy but you
10 Let happiness come just pave the way and trust yourself
11 Be easy to please and life will be better
12 You just need to see your worth
13 Egoism is the way to go!
14 Distracted selfishness is your salvation
15 See that you are not a sinner
16 Be your own person
17 Only God you need is you!
18 You have a will but it is not free in the religious sense
19 Proof that there is no free will and we don't really want it
20 Belief in fate is not really that bad
21 Liberation and guilt the gospel of atheism
22 Forgiveness in the popular sense is a snare!
23 Hatred in disguise the gospel of atheism overcomes it
24 The importance of evidence and why probability not possibility is what counts
25 Using reason correctly means protecting yourself correctly
26 There is no God - be your own God
27 Show the oppressive God belief the door!
28 Belief in God thrives on attacking your self-regard
29 Why it is inhuman to condone God's often cruel plan
30 Religion is fanatical superstitious and therefore harmful
31 Why prayer offends against decency
32 Why it is bad to believe in revelation
33 Miracles are a toxic belief
34 Fast inner transformation for the atheist
35 Don't expect too much
35 Affirming atheism in a positive way
37 Humanist meditation - transforming your inner self
38 Feeling that life is meaningful
39 On optimism - the atheist and mature optimism
40 Why there is danger and irresponsibility in the afterlife doctrine
41 Telling the difference between right and wrong
42 Being fair
43 On value on human life
44 Can an egoist be a martyr for others?
45 Animal rights
46 Ways of being complicit in society's evil
47 Lying and stealing
48 Gossip is a plague
49 The need for social regulation
50 Proper relationship of church and state
51 The value of education
52 The evil of marriage
53 How to have a happy love life
54 Erotica is harmless and to be enjoyed
55 The bare essentials of atheism
56 About Humanism
57 Humanism is not a religion or a faith position
58 Atheists here are the rules if you want them!
59 Being an atheist or humanist in a religious world
60 Making friends for humanist atheism
61 How we must spread the good news of atheistic humanism
62 The end goal of atheistic humanism
63 Ultimate truth - the theorems of atheistic humanism
PRINCIPLE 11, SEE THAT YOU ARE NOT A SINNER

The Eleventh Principle of Self-love is that you should never condemn yourself no matter what you do but believe that what wrong you do is not you but faults in the programming in you. This attitude will remove guilt gradually.

Try your best and do not feel guilty if you fail for you did your best. You have learned from the experience and you will do better in the future if not at this thing then something as good or better. Good is all about making yourself happy the right way Ė when you do evil you were trying to do this but were just wrong. Focus on what you got right for it is what counts. Nothing you do is ever all bad.

Every experience be it bad or good means you are a success. Doing wrong does not make you a bad person but a person who does bad things and you have what it takes to succeed when you can do bad! You are still a person that has tried to do the wrong kind of good and you still have much to praise yourself for.

Donít want to be perfect and that will enable you to do the equivalent of forgiving yourself. Nobody likes people who come across as perfect. Just accept yourself as you are and since you love yourself in doing this, changes for the better will take place automatically. Start accepting yourself right now this very second even if you have done something awful in the last five minutes because you can and why wait? You have done the most meaningful thing ever for yourself and others by accepting yourself that you could do so that means just accepting yourself and your past which you cannot change entitles you to praise and adore and love yourself for it is the supreme good work and blots out the bad deeds. Many people would find your bad points to make you a more interesting person and you can find a way to make them win friends and respect for you. Better to have people gossip about you behind your back for they enjoy it meaning they are glad to have you around than for them to find you boring.
 
Improve yourself as much as you can. But remember you will never be perfect and big deal! Improve yourself as best you can but like the faults you have left. Be sure to let your dark side emerge in the best way possible for you. This evil is not really evil then. What it is, is neutral for you cannot live without having some faults and you need to be a little nasty now and again.