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 HUMANIST IN A RELIGIOUS WORLD
 
To be a Catholic or a Muslim for example, one has to accept all the doctrines of Catholicism or Islam as being revealed by God. So you cannot be a member of a religion and an Humanist. In bigoted areas, the Humanist can fake allegiance to the Church or a religion to dodge trouble for himself or herself. The Humanist who attends Church does it only as a spectator and not as a participant is to find a way to turn as many in the congregation away from God and religions as possible. Normally it is preferable to stay away and discourage churchgoing. One good tip is to ask awkward questions that the religionists cannot answer and which will produce doubt. Believers in religion will fall away quicker when somebody who pretends to be a friend to the Church undermines its teaching but in a friendly way. Give the Church no money with which to spread its stranglehold.

The ideal thing for Humanists is to get their names off the Church membership rolls and separate completely. In some cases, the Humanist can get her name off the books and still keep up appearances. The long lists of members that religion has, have a lot to do with the undesirable power it has for it seems to wield political clout.

The children of Humanists must be raised as no religion until they are free to decide. They can only be baptised when there is a real risk of grave persecution if they are not. Advise your parents and friends as to why you can't let the children be baptised. Infant baptism or infant circumcision is just religion taking advantage of the child's vulnerability for the child would belong to another religion and follow that if he or she were initiated into it instead. The purpose of the rite is to give the clergy the right to indoctrinate the children - a right that nobody, even parents, can ever have. Let nobody steal your child's thinking.
 
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