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
RULES IF YOU WANT THEM!
 
These are the laws of Humanism for those who want laws. Different systems can create different rules.

It is important to encourage the development of flexible humanist societies in every area. However, it should not be necessary to be an official member of any Humanist body to be an Humanist.

For societies that want to base themselves on this book, all members must agree that this book is at least a fairly good interpretation of the truth that Atheism is love. They can hold that it has the right to be the standard work and the textbook from which all teaching is done. Whoever accepts the basics and no more will be admitted as long as they are open to let their reason see that what we teach is correct.

This book, The Gospel According to Atheism, is not to be altered or added to, except by the author. Without this book we are nothing for it is the voice of simple and undefiled wisdom and is enough to refute all religion and similar nonsense with their convincing books that are full of clever lies and half-truths and which offer evidence while ignoring the stronger evidence that says the opposite so we need to depend on for it alone with its straightforwardness can be our fortress against the cannons of the deceivers. Nobody shall add to this book or subtract anything from it for the building of Humanism needs a rock to repose upon making it impregnable.

We will throw fortnightly parties which are centred on learning from this book to spread the word and to which outsiders will be invited. Every Humanist must be there except for a good reason for we need to reflect and meet one another to build up and maintain our self-esteem through mutual support and advice. We cannot have a Society and a revolution without regular meetings. One idea is for the Humanists to choose a house to meet in and invite the Tutor of Humanism to visit the house on a Sunday every fortnight and lead a meeting and celebration then. Interested neighbours and friends should be welcomed and encouraged to come.

Nobody can be expelled - ever; except when it happens that they renounce the teaching when they disfellowship themselves. These must be won back by being listened to and by friendliness and kindness. A Tutor will be available in every area and will visit anybody who is in danger of being won back to religion. One of the conditions of membership is agreeing to avail of their assistance.

All have a vital part to play and all are equal. Leaders are necessary but they must serve and not be served or to tell anybody what to believe.