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
GOSSIP IS A CANCER

We should seek out good intelligent friends who we can talk to about anything. Once we have them we should not let gossip get to us. Victims of gossip must do good works to counteract gossip and treat the gossip as a joke and it will soon stop and will fade into insignificance. Enjoying gossip is incompatible with egoism because you enjoy it because you have been bad yourself and want others distracted from your own faults. To enjoy going behind the back of another to listen to evil gossip and what does not concern you is incompatible with real self-esteem which celebrates and tries to learn from the good in people and with trying to cause the fear that there are so many people around you who might harm you to lose its grip on you. When somebody is so silly and malicious that they will gossip and degrade themselves they make a show of themselves and really only hurt themselves so do not worry about them. The person who uses some terrible information to get a gossipy kick from what somebody did is really as bad as that person for taking advantage of the offence. The egoist should have better self-confidence than that. Gossip breeds gossip and gossip breeds suffering. Tell nothing bad about anybody except for the greater good of another or themselves or yourself and reading gossip in newspapers is wrong except when you know you won't take what you read too earnestly. We all have defects and many of them amount up gradually to making a lot of harm. We forbid backbiting for we all have weaknesses and have done terrible things or would have done them given the chance.