Too many religious groups promote guilt and fear while working against science and medical advances. Too many religions oppress women, abuse children, and vilify all who disagree. Nearly all religions insist that their adherents demonstrate a faith that is not based on evidence. Faith which is not constrained by observable facts leads to a false view of the world, and is the source of all kinds of bad behavior.

Far superior is a worldview based on real life instead of religious faith, one grounded in confidence, compassion, and creativity. That would encourage people to live well, to enjoy the company of their fellow human beings, and to boldly explore the magnificent complexity of our cosmos. Such a worldview is a robust basis for successful living that needs no sacrosanct guide book or phantasmal gods.

The aim here is to unveil false beliefs and consign them to their appropriate place as odd and hurtful elements of our common history. The goal is to develop principles that will generate better ways of living in the real world, eliminating our hateful and destructive impulses and encouraging that which is good in us, creativity, courage, and compassion.


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