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

HOW TO LOVE YOURSELF

The First Principle of Self-love is to see that you want to be happy.

The Second Principle of Self-love is to see that you can be happy.

The Third Principle of Self-love is that love for yourself alone is only right and nothing else is possible and nothing else can cause you to be happy.

The Fourth Principle of Self-love is seeing that fear of unhappiness is the cause of all human evil for you do evil for you think it is going to make you happy and fear is caused by ignorance. Because self-love or happiness is the root of all good fear, has to be the origin of evil as manifested by humankind.

The Fifth Principle of Self-love is the recognition that you cause the fears you have and so only you can undo them and that nobody or nothing can make you unhappy unless you let them get them get to you.

The Sixth Principle of Self-love is not to try and force yourself to be happy or happier but to just let it happen and accept whatever amount of happiness you have. This avoids stress and fear which both increase unhappiness.

The Seventh Principle of Self-love is that you must reduce your needs. Be easygoing.

The Eighth Principle of Self-love is that you must do good to yourself and others and that will break down the barriers inside your head and heart that prevent happiness in yourself from emerging but do it to see that you are good not to earn a sense of that you are good.

The Ninth Principle of Self-love is to see that you must do everything altruists say you must do but the only difference is to have respect for yourself. This way you manage to retain the benefits of altruism and improve it by putting in the best of egoism. Neither altruism or egoism is perfect but egoism is the best of the two.

The Tenth Principle of Self-love is that you will be happier when doing kind deeds, if you forget what is in it for you and this act of forgetting is itself an act of self-love. When you have problems no matter how small it always helps to get your mind off yourself by keeping busy. This is a selfish act for you seek the pleasure of forgetting about what bothers you.

The Eleventh Principle of Self-love is that you should never condemn yourself no matter what you do but believe that what wrong you do is not you but faults in the programming in you. This attitude will remove guilt gradually.

The Twelfth Principle of Self-love is that you must not worry about what others think but just do good so that what bad things they think become insignificant. This involves the abandonment of the concept of a nosey God.