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
EROTICA IS HARMLESS

Erotica is written or auricular or visual celebration of human sexual enjoyment. Anything that involves force is pornographic and should be prohibited. Erotica should arouse sexually but in a way that wants to bring happiness to yourself and others. It needs to involve some kind of love or goodness. Erotica will not corrupt a person unless that person is already corrupt in which case erotica is a good thing that is abused. You canít condemn what can be abused for anything can be abused.
 
Is it wrong and unhealthy to savour erotica? Everything sexual is wrong and should be made illegal if it is for it fills the mind with erotic fantasies. Erotica does no harm for unlike pornography there is no degradation or turning people into depraved monsters as violent television programmes do. Those who blame it for turning them into practicing perverts have heard of masturbation. They are kidding themselves.
 
Religion says, "Appearing in erotica is being treated as a body for the titillation of others not as a being to be valued for being a person." It doesn't have to be as long as it is about the beauty of the body and sexuality. And if that is demeaning so is liking a person for being friendly for you like them not for their qualities but for YOUR perception of their qualities and not just because they are persons for if they were nasty you would not like them. You can gain pleasure from a person without desecrating the dignity of that person. When you like another person it is only yourself you like for you invent your perception of them that you like. If you think of the person in the naughty pictures as a mere object the only evil involved is in your attitude which you need to change not in looking at the pictures.

We have to permit degradation to check more serious degradation or the degradation of a bigger number. If we ban "dirty" pictures and if it is true that they are always degrading then we will be degrading far more by taking away their fun and degrading the models by putting them out of work. They say it is not unbecoming for a husband to make love to his wife when he does not like her - you cannot like everybody all the time - which shows the hypocrisy of their carpings.

Humanism will use erotica to attract people to our beautiful purified Atheism and get the precious message of godless redemption across to the world.