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
THE IMPORTANCE OF EVIDENCE, WHY POSSIBILITIES DON'T MATTER AND PROBABILITIES DO!

We can realise and believe things subconsciously. That is, the beliefs and perceptions are forgotten but they are still there in the recesses of the mind. The subconscious mind can realise the implications of things that are not consciously realised so it knows that certain opinions and beliefs you have, like in God or in self-sacrifice, are evil and hostile to logic and reason that will fill you with evil and manipulative tendencies. The salvation of humanity is the growth and development of the rational nature and to draw the emotions into rational expression. The evil of fear is caused by irrational thinking and ignorance and fear is the father of lies and the father of evil. Evil is non-intelligence. Intelligence in the key truths will elevate woman and man from humanity to godhood.

Belief is thinking that something is likely to be true. You should not however be saying what you believe is true, thatís arrogance, but that it is likely to be true as you see it. There is no belief without evidence only feeling that it is true which is a different thing. The more evidence you gather in relation to important matters the better it is for then the more it is you respect yourself for error can do harm and you are trying to be as safe as possible for it is better to suffer for truth than for errors or lies. Error has to be exposed for it always wastes time and energy. It often does worse than that. To leave error alone means that itís problems and the pain of dealing with it are being relayed to somebody else and that is totally unfair. People will not be fooled forever but if you do not expose error you are increasing the harm it will do for through your silence more people will be sucked in.

Minds are for protecting ourselves by learning what is factual and how to think properly and to shield ourselves from our unruly feelings.
  
If we say we believe anything important and donít have good enough evidence for it or perhaps no evidence at all then we are wounding our intelligence and therefore our whole selves for the surer we are the better. We are saying that we should live as if it were true. But it is pure self-abuse to bleed and cry about something you have insufficient evidence for or anything you have evidence for which you have not validated or checked yet. A truth cannot really be important to you if you have little evidence for it. The more agreement among people who know how to think the better. Division is a terrible thing but only truth can fix it and keep it fixed. Listen to others and they will have to listen to you and the person who does not want to hear the truth does not want to let you feel you are doing something for yourself and your own dignity and that is a most serious insult. The only time we should let others think for us is in an emergency when there is no time to do it ourselves.