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
BELIEF IN GOD THRIVES ON LOW SELF-ESTEEM

When you serve God you are doing it to make yourself happy. You are not really serving him at all. The power to be happy lies within yourself and real happiness is won by drawing upon these inner resources for God is a crutch, a crutch manufactured by prayer and trusting in him and serving him, and so is religion. Using God and religion is as abnormal as using crutches when you can walk without them.

Persons making use of God and religion think that they are not strong enough on their own and need supernatural assistance. This is a thought that stems from cynicism about themselves and lack of regard for their abilities and can only be harmful and by implication it makes them cynical about others too and leads to prejudice against everyone and especially unbelievers. You need to change your attitude to life to help yourself and not resort to prayer or magic. And if you need to attach yourself to a perfect God who cannot do wrong then people are not good enough for you.

Belief in God and religion are evils you must be master of your own psychological destiny. Your subconscious mind is far smarter than you are. It can create books that you read in your dreams. When you refuse to think rationally and carefully you are degrading yourself and the mind knows that on a deep level and the result is anger and fear and guilt which cause every problem in us. You are rebelling against what you are, a person that is meant to be rational, and you are attacking your self-esteem, and self-esteem is the originator of all that is good in humanity. You must harmonise your intellect, your intelligence, with your emotions. The disharmony between your intelligence and your emotions is the origin of all evil and mental sickness of which evil is a manifestation. Ill get to the point: belief in God donates more strength to evil and any good it has done has taken place in spite of it and not because of it and there would be more good without it.

To value yourself because God values you is really to give God all the value for that is who you are trying to please. That is robbing you of the love you should and can give to yourself and you should value yourself because you see your value. Therefore to think you need God is a serious mistake. To give God the love you could give yourself is an indication of fear so loving God is intrinsically evil as is allowing yourself to be tempted to love him. It is always bad for then you are afraid of God that he will be displeased if you ignore him and you are afraid to love yourself. We know that fear and guilt are the cause of all human evil and are responsible for everything bad that humans have ever done or will do and accordingly the system that sponsors them is asking to be considered responsible for all this suffering and terror. It is unjust discrimination to prefer God to yourself or others or both.