“Atheism is not a philosophy; it is not even a view of the world; it is simply an admission of the obvious. In fact, ‘atheist’ is a term that should not ever exist. No one ever needs to identify himself as a ‘non astrologer’ or a ‘non-alchemist’. We do not have words for people who doubt that Elvis is still alive or that aliens traversed the galaxy only to molest ranchers and their cattle. Atheism is nothing more than the noises reasonable people make in the presence of unjustified religious beliefs. An atheist is simply a person who believes that the 260 million Americans (87 percent of the population) claiming to ‘never doubt the existence of God’ should be obliged to present evidence for his existence-and, indeed, for his BENEVOLENCE, given the relentless destruction of innocent human beings we witness in the world each day.”
Sam Harris, “Letter to a Christian Nation”
DEATH & RELIGION
Have you ever looked back into history to discover how many deaths occurred due to religion? Religious wars were not created by God; they were created by Man. And the only reason for the wars was disagreement about scripture, belief systems, etc. NONSENSE, shouldn’t we be able to respect other people’s opinions….
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For some reason, many people have the idea that atheism is itself some sort of religion. It’s an assertion which maybe it is because these people are so caught up in their own religious beliefs that they cannot imagine any person living without religion of some sort. Maybe it is due to some persistent….
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Religion Has No Place in Politics. Period.
Although 14 major Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu and Sikh organizations have come together and share the same opinion UUO does regarding religion and politics, it’s clear the intentions are different. This religious committee has released a “statement of principles” on religion in political campaigns that calls on candidates vying for office to feel comfortable explaining their religious conviction to voters but also warn that “there is a point when an emphasis on religion…” [ Read More → ]