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

PRINCIPLE 2, YOU CAN BE HAPPY!

The Second Principle of Self-love is to see that you can be happy.

The natural state of every person is happiness. It is just that we let wrong thinking cloud our minds to this fact and warp our feelings and ideas to make us feel sad and angry and fearful.

The only exception would be people who suffer from a chemical disorder in the brain that prevents happiness. These people need medical help in unison with the secrets of happiness that Humanism offers. Nevertheless it is normal to be happy but if the disorder cannot be entirely cured they have to accept this for their own good. Nature does not always respect normality.

Happiness is not found in any person or thing for it is innate and all you have to do is let yourself experience it. It is part of you. It is there for the taking because it is already there and is just suppressed. Only you can make yourself happy. Nobody and nothing can get you down unless you let them or it. Even when it is impossible to feel good this remains true because you learned the habits that made it impossible over time and it will take a lot of un-learning to be free.

The proof that all you have to do to be happy is to decide to be is that when you find joy in God, people and things it is your judgement of them based on your intelligence, perception and your feelings that gives you the joy not them. It is just you using them for thrills. It is all you and about you. When it is all you to start with, it can be all you - period!

It is important to know that the prize of happiness is inside you for it encourages you and shows that there is every reason to be hopeful of attaining happiness.