A great deal of good has been done in the name of religion, but we don’t need the dogma in order to give to donations. We don’t need to lie to every cold person before we give them a blanket. Give generously, but choose a secular charity instead.
The legendary magician and skeptic, James the Amazing Randi, talks about the importance of scientific skepticism in an age of charlatans touting paranormal claims.
What is the meaning of life? What is the purpose of life? The problem with these questions is the word “the.” As if there’s only one. Pastors often ask how you can have meaning without God. But to quote Dan Barker, this is like asking, “without a master, whose slave will I be?” The beauty of life is that as an atheist you’re free to find your own meaning – finding beauty, purpose, and happiness in the things that mean something to you.
How not to come out of the atheist closet: Avoid these 5 mistakes.