Faith is belief without evidence and reason; coincidentally that’s also the definition of delusion.
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.
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.
Although atheism might have been logically tenable before Darwin, Darwin made it possible to be an intellectually fulfilled atheist.
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.
Religion teaches the dangerous nonsense that death is not the end.
Science shares with religion the claim that it answers deep questions about origins, the nature of life, and the cosmos. But there the resemblance ends. Scientific beliefs are supported by evidence, and they get results. Myths and faiths are not and do not.
Being an atheist frees you up to live this life properly, happily, and fully.
I don’t think God is an explanation at all. It’s simply redescribing the problem.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.