What an Atheist Believes

Atheism, by definition, is the lack of belief in a supreme being or power. That said, it does not exclude an atheist from believing in certain ideals of life and society. This is a common misconception of atheism. While I cannot speak for what others believe in, I can speak for myself. These are just … Read more

Scientific Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work

The debate about the existence or non-existence of supernatural deities rages on. In one camp, there is the faithful, a group of people who sincerely “believe” in the existence of a God (usually singular) despite the absence of scientifically robust evidence. In the other camp, there are the atheists who adopt the position of “I … Read more

A Secular Humanistic View of Religious Behavior

I am British, and we are not a secular society, despite the fact that we are less religious than many nations who officially are. A division has been stirring in our society recently. With more and more people casting themselves away from established religious beliefs, the people still holding them have mobilized. Freedom of Religion, … Read more

An Atheists Definition of God

What does it mean to “believe in God,” as 95% of the population professes to do? As an academically-trained linguist and a secular humanistic Jew, I’ve thought about this question for many years and listened to how people answer it. Bible God One answer I’ve observed is “I believe in Bible God:” a supernatural being … Read more

God Atheism Parenting Children Religion

I am an atheist and the father of a young daughter. I am delighted with the fact that I do not have to teach my child a thing about atheism. Nothing. The subject doesn’t even need to come up. The reason for this is that all people are born atheists. No one believes in any … Read more

Life without Meaning

Life either has a purpose or it doesn’t. If it does have a purpose, that purpose is not universally known or agreed upon. This can only mean that the purpose of life is something an individual decides for oneself or accepts as part of an overall belief. If the purpose of life is something accepted … Read more