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
THE EVIL OF MARRIAGE

Marriage is deceit. It is wrong and demeaning because when we only do what we want we cannot really mean to be with or at least tied to a person forever no matter what. There is no marriage for the vows are insincere. You cannot say you want to be with somebody for your whole life for you do not know what changes will come upon the other person.

Marital union is not even necessary to our welfare so it is unjustifiable. There is nothing that marriage can do that some other arrangement can't do just as well. Love is just a euphemism for lust, the selfish desire to gratify yourself with another person. If it were not then we would be falling for people no matter what they looked like and love is triggered by the qualities in a person secondarily after physical appearance so it is just these you are after and not the person. Marriage, one person giving themselves to another forever, has to be exposed because this giving is not genuine for it is dependent on a changeable feeling.

Marriage vows don't bind until the couple have sex. So they are tied together because of one sex act. That clearly proves what a humiliating superstition marriage is. The wife is sold to the husband by sex. She is his because she gave him her body once. That is prostitution and to use women that way is appalling.

Marriage implies that divorce and even a legal separation is wrong for it says that even a wife who leaves a violent husband to avoid being beaten to death still has no right to have sex with anyone except her husband. To say otherwise would be saying the marriage was no more. When the husband has the right to her body which is the most important thing she has, she cannot have the right to divorce him because her right to be happy with another man is less important than the right of the husband over her body. To ban divorce and separation would be the utmost assault on her dignity and assuring her subjection to patriarchy. Marriage then is worrying and is not about two equals sharing their lives together but is meant to be about the one half deceiving and exploiting the other half.

Marriage is not for making sure a man and woman stay together because marriage is still encouraged in cultures that make it easy to get out of via divorce. The idea that it is the intention that counts is silly for intentions change and you can't make a man and woman behave like husband and wife because they had the intention to be together forever at a special moment in time namely during a wedding ceremony.

Marriage is getting the permission of society and the Church to have sex and they need only have it once for one sex act consumes the marriage and makes it valid and official. The bride and groom only debase themselves by getting married. It is superstition and not an act of love and it is none of society's business about the sex. They are bound together by a sex act and not their commitment. People may say they got married because they wanted to and seeking permission from society to have sex and nothing to do with it. Then they donít understand marriage Ė they think itís a romantic day out for it means nothing without the laws and permissions of the Church or society or both. Marriage involves authorised people telling you that you have given yourself to your spouse and now belong to her or him so it is about permission to have sex for you already belong in love and it implies that sex without this permission is evil.

Marriage implies that you should only sleep with your wife or husband for life for why have marriage and not an alternative if you may sleep around? Marriage is based on jealousy and lies. If you really wanted your partner to be happy you would not mind them leaving you and then meeting somebody else that makes them happier than you can. People's needs change. Jealousy is about trying to stop your partner being happier. Marriage is about power not love. Humanism will not drive people out for getting married. But marriage is dehumanisation and implies that unmarried people have no right to have safe sex together ever so it only supports the regime that teaches such bigoted nonsense.