atheism.online-VIDEOCOVER-03.jpg
atheism.online-VIDEOCOVER-03.jpg

Find Your Own Inner Voice...


“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”


- Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author

 

SCROLL DOWN

Find Your Own Inner Voice...


“I believe the simplest explanation is, there is no God. No one created the universe and no one directs our fate. This leads me to a profound realization that there probably is no heaven and no afterlife either. We have this one life to appreciate the grand design of the universe and for that, I am extremely grateful.”


- Stephen Hawking, Theoretical Physicist, Cosmologist, Author

 

 

...AND CHALLENGE YOURSELF

"Who am I? Where do I belong? What is right and wrong? Is there really a God?" When we dare to ask the big questions without settling for the answers we've been tought - usually since early childhood - we experience the awakening of our curious and skeptic mind. It's the same curiosity and skepticism that has taken humans into the modern age as we know it today. If you are still in doubt about your belief the best way to move forward is to embrace that skepticism and try to get your mind approaching your belief from a new and objective angle.

Challenge yourself and try to see the world through the eyes of others. "Why was I born into the "right" religion while billions were born into the "wrong" one? - Why do I believe in the same religion as my parents? - Was my religious belief an active choice made by me? Why do I so easily dismiss the Gods of millions of others as "the wrong ones"? - What if I was born on the other side of the earth by parents with another religion? - What if?" Embrace these thoughts and dare to experiment with the possibility of a different outcome to where you are today.

“The moment a mind closes is the moment it can no longer evolve. Intellectual inertia soon follows. I suppose that in many ways this is one of my main objections to theism; it assumes that all questions are already firmly answered. There is no room for curiosity. A closed question does not lead to other questions. Thus, there is no progression, no evolution, no molting. This is no good for me. I want to evolve. I want to progress. I want to molt. And I want to keep learning about the real mysteries of this Universe.”
- Michael Vito Tosto, Ex-Christian and Author of "Portrait of an Infidel".

READ YOUR HOLY BOOK

Read your Holy Scriptures. Read carefully and listen to the content with your curious and skeptical mind. Is it all fair and reasonable? Is it consistent and clear with purpose and meaning? Does it hold up to your own moral standards? What about the treatment and roles of women? Does it show a good understanding of the reality and nature of the world we all live in? Is it all pure love, wisdom and clarity from an all knowing and loving God? Dig in and find out, and learn about other religions. Be curious and ask questions. Here are some other helpful links:


DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF SCIENCE

Science was born out of our fundamental curiosity about the world around us, and our burning desire to know more about it. The beauty of the scientific method is that it's rooted in doubt and uncertainty. It starts with not knowing and when you have a result, a conclusion, this is always open to be challenged and disproved by anyone, anywhere and anytime - through peer review. This is the core of science. It's open and honest. This is why we can trust that the discoveries will be verified, challenged and cross-checked - maybe even refuted- many times before the findings become acceptable as scientific theories - or laws - that to our current global collective knowledge best describe the reality we all live in.

"For a hypothesis to become a theory, rigorous testing must occur, typically across multiple disciplines by separate groups of scientists. Saying something is “just a theory” is a layperson’s term that has no relationship to science. To most people a theory is a hunch. In science a theory is the framework for observations and facts."
- Jaime Tanner, Professor of biology at Marlboro College

Based on these scientific laws and theories we have the possibility to make wise decisions, assumptions and plans for our future. We can invent new things, improve the world and deal with problems in a safe, sound and effective manner.  Religion does not offer any help. Prayer does not work.

"One of the greatest features of science is that it doesn't matter where you were born, and it doesn't matter what the belief systems of your parents might have been: If you perform the same experiment that someone else did, at a different time and place, you'll get the same result."
- Neil Neil deGrasse Tyson, Astrophysicist, Cosmologist and Author.

INDULGE THE REALITY

Ironically, but not surprisingly, many people who lose their faith do so when thoroughly studying their Holy Scriptures - and for some it only takes one science class. But for the most people, their doubts slowly starts to grow on them when their reality, personal moral and own experiences - time and time again - collides with the teachings of their beliefs; when the tension becomes too great between what they want and need to live a rich and fulfilling present life - and what religion tells them they should want and need in order to be rewarded when this life is over.

thumbRNS-PRRI-SURVEY092116e-771x529.jpg

COME OUT AND GET INVOLVED

Getting involved in a local secular group or organization can be very rewarding and gives you the possibility to speak openly about your atheism and hear the stories of others. This togetherness is very empowering and will for the many not only lead to new friendships but also to less stress when the burden of guilt and sometime confusion, because of not believing, wears off. As you get more involved and confident as an atheist you may want to participate in, or arrange rallies and projects that promote and explain atheism and secular ideas to other people.

There are several secular organizations for students around the globe that have local groups you can contact. Should there not be a local group where you happen to live, maybe you could start one? Atheists are everywhere!

To find international and national organizations please go here. For US citizens, students and other special projects and services The Secular Directory and United Coalition of Reason are great sites that will tell you “where to go” if you are seeking local groups where you can meet others of like mind and interests, or if you want to find local US organizations that can give you a larger voice in your culture.