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
WHY IT IS INHUMAN TO CONDONE GODíS PLAN

If there are good Gods or whatever then why do they create bad viruses and let us suffer?

To suffer to do good is praised by believers but this good is made less good by the fact that you had to suffer to do it. If God made you enjoy helping others better it would be more good, for if it is as good as or better than suffering to do it, God would have no right to let us suffer. But he hasnít so belief in God implies that happiness is a sin. God is therefore an evil concept. His defenders say that it is better to fight evil to achieve good than to have good on a plate which really means that the suffering is more important than the goal so good is not the goal at all. The process involving evil is better than the goal of goodness. It makes no sense then to say the goal is good. It makes no sense to say that God makes us suffer so that we will be happier to do good in future when he could make us like doing good better than we do right now and forever.

Even to say that the divine allows suffering for a reason is to at least partly approve when people are in anguish. If we denied the existence of God we would see evil as something that should not exist at all full stop. So we should not believe in God. Anybody could enact savage laws saying that God requires them to be observed for a reason only he is aware of. This still happens a lot. We might be able to bring good out of evil but that does not mean the evil should have been allowed to happen. I deny my own dignity when I believe in their God because I know that perfect happiness is my right.