Category Archives: Positive Atheism

Wisdom of the Great Mr. Ingersoll

“This is my doctrine: Give every other human being every right you claim for yourself.” ― Robert G. Ingersoll, The Liberty of Man, Woman and Child “To hate man and worship God seems to be the sum of all the … Continue reading

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God Is What You Decide He Is (Which Means He Isn’t)

Religions are optional and people change their beliefs over a lifetime. Some do this many times. Ever notice we always find one which agrees with our sense of morality? Most of us are given our first religion by our parents. We pick from the holy book particular verses and notions … Continue reading

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THE CURTAIN OF RELIGION

It can be hard to look at ourselves in the mirror. It takes courage to face our reality. Religion offers us a fuzzy curtain to block the view. We all have some degree of fear of responsibility, loneliness, death, insecurity about society. We also have some degree of … Continue reading

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Hug a Believer – Questioning Religion is not Bigotry

A GOOD PERSON QUESTIONS BAD IDEAS Most Atheists are compassionate and care about other people – it is how many of us became Atheists in the first place. And to challenge a religious claim or idea can be an act of compassion. Religions are comprised of extraordinary, … Continue reading

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8 Reasons why “I AM BLESSED” is a grossly immoral statement

Feeling awed and grateful for the good things in one’s life is entirely appropriate. But for one to say he “is blessed” is fundamentally despicable: 1. You are claiming an all-powerful God LITERALLY interceded in your personal life to grant you a special gift. … Continue reading

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Profound Biblical Contradictions #2 – THERE IS NO AFTERLIFE

What happens after we die? According to the religious, the entire purpose of this life is to love and worship God – it is a set up for your Afterlife. Heaven and Hell are in the balance. Every detail of your life must be lived with an … Continue reading

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The Illusion of “God’s Will”

Where is God’s Will? Religious Extremist – “Religion is 100% good. There are no evil parts. I decided this using my own judgement.” Religious Moderate – “Religion is not perfect. But where the Bible says something terrible I ignore it. I use my own judgement.” Atheist – “I use my own judgement”   … Continue reading

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Profound Biblical Contradictions – #1

“Thou shalt not bear false witness…” – YAHWEH (Exodus 20:16) “Blessed are those who have not seen yet believe” – JESUS (John 20:29) The Exodus commandment forbids claiming things you have not witnessed. One of the few decent ideas in the Bible. But … Continue reading

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Dangerous Thought #13 – FAITH IS A TRICK, Not a Truth

Belief in Belief You are probably a good person. Most people are. And doing good for others makes you happy. Humans evolved this reciprocal social attribute over millions of years. But religion subverts this good heartedness for its own ends by using the Faith Trick. … Continue reading

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Dangerous Thought #11 – God Corrupts Our Natural Empathy

When we see someone in trouble we want to help. But when we bring God along, it is often counterproductive. Suppose a person has suffered a terrible loss: Christian friend: “I heard you are in need, I’m going to pray for you.” … Continue reading

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