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

WHY WE SHOULD MAKE FRIENDS FOR HUMANISM

Everybody agrees that the important truths should be passed on to other people for people have a right to know them and we must not wait until they come to us for they need to know we are here. The law of the land is for enforcing the important truths on us. The most indispensable truth of all is how self-love can be possible and that only through standing on one's own two feet without a God or magic is it attainable. In our example and in our talking we must get that truth across gently and without seeming too zealous.

Should you try to convert people who depend on their faith like a prop as they stumble through life? No. What you do is guide them to teach themselves. We don't make converts though we will try to spread the good news at every opportunity and make opportunities for this.  If they will listen to you they consent to any problems that will result but you must be there to help and console them. Humanism is good news and will be an excellent replacement for their crutch except this time their hopes are pinned on knowledge and not guesses and fairy-tales which is the way it should be. They know that it is better to be comforted by something that is true and not just guesses. We all have to live in the real world. No matter how silly their beliefs are they must consider them rational in some sense for no other kind of religion could make anybody happy so if they care about reason or truth then they should give us a hearing and if they see the truth they should have the honesty to separate from the religious system they claim to be a part of. Try to bring the light to people without them noticing if they are likely to be antagonistic towards the truth.

There are random forces that kill and harm. They strike when accidents happen. Given the power to redirect these forces people would make them strike people who were in error or who were considered immoral on the basis that it is better for the wisest and finest people to survive. This shows us the utmost importance of being right for being right and living in accordance with it are necessary for our human dignity to be fully respected rather than get two-faced respect. You cannot divorce concern for truth from right and wrong.

Everybody tries to reach everybody else with their opinions anyway so why can't we do it for our philosophy? As long as we do not try to reach those who will listen we are tarnishing our own self-esteem for we are not trying to protect ourselves by teaching others to be happy so that they will not harm us or despise us because of the principles we represent. It is only self-defence. When anybody thinks you are wrong they oppose your belief so it is an insult to you if they will not listen to you and hear your side.

Life is the absolute value and accordingly every moment of life is just as precious. Therefore we must battle against error for error is always a source of bother.
 
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