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 PRAYER OFFENDS AGAINST HUMANKIND

Prayer is wrong because it implies there is a force that can stop suffering but which is right to let it happen which is a direct assault on human dignity. It implies that if we invent a pill that makes everybody free from sickness and ageing and death and from evil intentions that we shouldn’t avail of it which clarifies that prayer and spirituality put doctrine and allegedly supernatural forces before us. Some object that if life were perfect it would be boring. But that is because nature reduces the pleasure we take in something if we have too much of it. But what if our human nature could be altered to maintain the pleasure? Life would then be anything but boring.
 
Prayer contradicts the fact that faith should never come before people - ever.
 
Belief in magic spells or prayers that are intended to get answers from Heaven is foolishness because all you need to do to be happy is do what this book tells you. Magic seeks after things like sex and money and does not work when it cannot give its practitioners what is better, the philosophy in this book. It does not give them an unusual rationality. Occultists say magic has to be in accord with your deepest desires and therefore the most important ones to work, for desire is an ingredient. The fact that knowledge not magic is needed shows that magic cannot work if this rule is true. There is no wisdom in wasting magical power for it would be handy in an absolute emergency so this abuse would be black magic. Magic and prayer would be pacts with the Devil if there were one for the true evil being is the one who schemes to destroy wisdom.
 
Spells and prayers are evil for what you get is the product of a domino effect. I mean you would not have won that car last night had not the woman next door survived her suicide attempt for every event changes everything else. They are fanaticism for they try to get you some benefit at the expense of other people which is terrible for you need absolute proof that a good power is answering your prayers and you cannot have this proof. Appearances deceive which is where the benefits come from. The are not benefits then are gained at a terrible price: the approval of fanaticism.