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
RELIGION IS FANATICAL

Fanaticism is putting beliefs and social systems before people. If religion were good it would not be fanatical. Religious fanaticism is when a religion fails to live and believe in such a way that no harm is done if the religion turns out to be untrue. Even going to Church or saying the rosary is fanaticism for you could be helping some needy person instead or doing an exercise to boost your sense of self-worth. The law protects the reputation of the slandered so religion should change because anybody who does something that does no harm should not be attacked by religion either for themselves or their actions. It is not too serious a matter if a person believes in God or not as long as the person does not follow rules just because God allegedly made them and as long as the person is determined to live as if there were no God and does not like God.

Religion is fanatical for it distorts evidence and reason to get people to believe in it and the only proof, miracles, does not work. In fact, there is no evidence at all for any religion and this is why those who frown on religious evangelism as bigoted and intolerant are perfectly correct. Religion will be right in some things but that does not count as evidence for it. Humanism is not a religion but will agree with those insights because they simply happen to be right.
 
What we need is a group that we feel part of that we meet every so often that makes us feel good about ourselves and about living in this world. We do not need religion and when religion thrives it is because of the social element when it is not fear. Religion is evil for people fight and kill over it. It is wrong to promote anything unnecessary that kills even if it condemns killing. It gives evil people an excuse for doing evil so to promote religion is to promote harm. It is better for the Roman Catholic Church for example to disband than for it to cause one death for nothing is more important than human life.
 
We must be tolerant and not be disrespectful about religion to its adherent’s faces. It is because we hate the beliefs that we have to be as nice and kindly as possible to those who follow religion. There is no other way we can get them to abandon them. It is important to be frank but not too offensive. Anyone that cares about the truth will not be offended too easily.
 
To say God exists is to say that unbelievers are offending against the greatest being, the being who should come first because he is so good he is deserving of all devotion, and committing the greatest possible evil and therefore that they have less rights than believers. It says they should be prevented from promoting their views. We have a right to be offended by religious devotion. Religious groups that teach that God gave only one true faith should claim that they have the right to discriminate against one another if they are consistent.
 
If you belong to or claim to belong to a religion that should believe evil things, then even if it doesn't, you are being evil and supporting evil. A religion that doesn't understand or admit or see how evil it is meant to be is a religion that is being praised for going against itself. It is no compliment to praise it for you are praising ignorance and disobedience. Separate from it. An example is Christianity which says its Bible is authored by God despite saying he permitted parents to have their wayward drunken and lazy sons put to death by stoning and encouraged Abraham to slaughter Isaac his son just because he asked him to!