The How of Atheism?

Why the promised peace eludes the churches through fear

How is that atheism mitigates fear better than the purveyors of hope? How is it that through a belief that is intended to pacify fear has you looking over your shoulder and hoping for the future that never comes. All we can reasonably experience is right now. Religion does not comfort fear but exploits it. After examining your life with god, it’s no wonder there is no peace.

Atheism is systemic of trusting your own judgement—looking at evidence vs bandwagoning on the coattails of hormones and hope. Not believing is no license to evil, but a permit to think and act in the best interest of the moment.

Atheism stems from understanding that humans are easily deceived by promises and easily racked by accusations of guilt and future punishment. Atheism is innocence until proven guilty, not convicted at birth for merely being born.

Atheism accepts reasoning with confidence—the ability to win an argument with oneself and prevail over insecurity.

Atheism does not subscribe to original sin and self deprecation. Personal peace is achieved by self worth, not the merry go round of confessionals. People are actually born awesome—humanity is better-off without dragging the ball and chain of past guilt and future consequences.

Atheism accepts things without the audacity to challenge nature and its cycles. Your mind and consciousness is all you possess. Death of the body is inevitable. Now is the only experience. What things can you do where you live in the moment, and not thinking past or future? Don’t waste it living life in fear on the terms of the churches.

Atheism is a way of accepting responsibility for the good and the bad as a product of human nature and complicated wiring.

Atheism does not deflect personal responsibility by gifting third party recompense without the consent of the offended—taking full responsibility for our actions is a byproduct of unbelief.

Atheism is evidence of things seen, the continued discovery that we can eventually know all things, and the dismissal of cleverly worded dogmas that are wrought with layered and meaningless contradiction. Absence of evidence is evidence of absence. No truth needs an addendum.

Atheism fails to live in fear of the unanswered questions, examining evidence and adjusts its ideas to further discovery.

Atheism embraces unique perceptions, talents, and varieties that individuals can use to chart their own path using their own intuitions.

Atheism is a personal conviction of integrity. Unbelief restores what was taken by the churches, always focused on solving the inevitable causes of nature by inciting impending doom. “Oh death where is thy sting”? How about the constant reminders and threats posed by religion because you are a fallen, totally dependent, group deprecated creature that deserves endless punishment?


Author: jimoeba

Alternatives to big box religions and dogmas

26 thoughts on “The How of Atheism?”

  1. Atheism is having enjoyable/loving sex, and if a baby results, there is nothing dirty about it. Theism says sex is dirty, and babies are therefore born dirty, in sin. I am surprised so many preachers have children at all, being as sex is dirty. Each child born contradicts the lie. There is nothing dirty about sex.

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    1. Religion has done more to ruin perceptions of sex and self worth than anything I can think of. Maybe colonialism has ruined more lives by making them better than religion itself, but is a byproduct of faith anyway

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  2. Atheism creates unbridled imagination. Self determination and personal responsibility free atheists to see the future as a glass half full, not empty. Life bursts with possibilities, not fear of damnation. Inclusion, compassion and empathy are effortless avenues of joy, not debateable interpretations of scripture constantly twisted by religious corporations. Sigh.

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  3. Well said, Jim. What’s always struck me, even when I was rather young, was how afraid religion made everyone, including me. Despite all of the “Jesus loves me” chanting in church and from the pulpit, there was always that undercurrent of fear through everything they said and did. Fear, guilt and shame. They’re afraid of everything. They’re afraid of death, even though dying is supposed to take them to heaven. They’re afraid of sex, afraid of strangers, afraid of new ideas, afraid of people who are even slightly different than they are, afraid that their “loving god” is going to condemn them to an eternity of suffering on little more than a whim

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    1. There’s enough fear that it will compel parents to strike the ones they love because of belief. I saw it happen badly to my brothers. I decided to believe earnestly because of those beatings

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    1. Born awesome and blank slates easily toyed with. Having a myth presented as fact becoming your first convictions, anchoring bias sets a life of fear. The only benefit to fear is buying you more time, then turning fear into an endurance contest.

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  4. “Atheism is a personal conviction of integrity.”

    Indeed. Christianity, and quite a lot of religions, are based on the morality of “might equals right”, nothing more. My integrity doesn’t allow for believing in that nonsense.

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    1. Thank you very much. Religion does nothing but exploit weakness and drag out empty promises through fear. The only thing fear does is buy some time, but that time is useless when we fail to live in the moment.


  5. This is one of your best pieces. I agree that knowing where one fits into nature … really … leads to a certain tranquility and sense of responsibility for one’s actions that one doesn’t get from artificial schemes.

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    1. Thanks Steve. It really is unbelievable until unbelief sets in. Then you can only shake your head and wonder why mere belief is so disruptive to peace, yet embraced like a virtue. By far the most objective experience comes when you have no dog (or team or religion) in the fight.


  6. I agree with Steve. A VERY good post that clearly and unemotionally lays out the merits of NOT believing in creeds established thousands of years ago by superstitious and frightened individuals who didn’t understand that LIFE is made up of all sorts of unexplained mysteries.

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    1. And really, each person can adopt a belief that suits the variety of circumstance and perceptions. Fluidity and adaptation that is non-existent monotheism and the threats that come with it. Believe it or else, in spite of personal integrity that knows better or even having a superior outlook on the world.


  7. I think I feel a co-post or least kinda more brewing in my head. Maybe next week sometime. Well done and well stated, Jim. Once a person is convinced by others that they are evil or bad, then what? I am not going to hang that on the religions, but on many of the religious.
    This, however, “Atheism does not deflect personal responsibility by gifting third party recompense without the consent of the offended—taking full responsibility for our actions is a byproduct of unbelief.” takes away our handy-dandy scape goat. Shucks.

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    1. That’s quite a compliment. Thank you very much. It might be an opposite field home run in a small park, but I’ll take it as a win. Been enjoying your blog as well. Thanks.

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  8. This is a great post. Everyone should read it and start taking responsibility for their own actions and choices. Take the fear out of your life and be the person you always wanted to be. Be kind, compassionate and helpful to all others. Religion (in whatever guise) does not teach this… It teaches only love for a ‘God’ righteous falsities, and materialism. We can find the real ‘God’ within us.

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