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?

Patrick H
Gormley


The No True Atheist argument

Atheist: Atheists do not condone evil. They do not have people murdered for atheism does not require murder.
 
Christian: But what about the likes of Mao who said they were atheists and who facilitated genocide of innocent people?
 
Atheist: But they were not real atheists at all.
 
So we have a form of the ridiculous and fallacious No True Scotsman argument.

The argument should be:

Atheist: Atheists do not condone evil. They do not have people murdered for atheism does not require murder.
 
Christian: But what about the likes of Mao who said they were atheists and who facilitated genocide of innocent people?
 
Atheist: But they were not acting as real atheists at all when they killed. They did not say, "I will kill because I do not believe in God."

There is nothing wrong with that argument.