Much as we might wish to believe otherwise, universal love and the welfare of the species as a whole are concepts which simply do not make evolutionary sense.
Faith is belief without evidence and reason; coincidentally that’s also the definition of delusion.
If children understand that beliefs should be substantiated with evidence, as opposed to tradition, authority, revelation or faith, they will automatically work out for themselves that they are atheists.
Blindness to suffering is an inherent consequence of natural selection. Nature is neither kind nor cruel but indifferent.
It is a remarkable coincidence that almost everyone has the same religion as their parents and it always just so happens they’re the right religion.
Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.
Yes, testosterone-sodden young men too unattractive to get a woman in this world might be desperate enough to go for 72 private virgins in the next.
The idea of tiny changes cumulated over many steps is an immensely powerful idea, capable of explaining an enormous range of things that would be otherwise inexplicable.
I think what I’d really like to see would be a mass consciousness-raising movement so that we would all become vegetarian.
Our brains are separate and independent enough from our genes to rebel against them.. we do so in a small way everytime we use contraception. There is no reason why we should not rebel in a large way too.
Pantheism is sexed-up atheism. Deism is watered-down theism.
Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.