Poster via Carol Long
Is it not interesting that religion requires obedience. Atheism requires only that one lacks belief in god/s.
Born with faculties of mind, body and emotion, all these exist to bring information into a person's awareness. Being aware, being a person with information from outside one's body, as well as awareness of one's feelings, a human being can think, feel, and act according to the best information available at the time.
I don't know if I've seen that concise quote from Dawkins before, but I very much like it and saved it. Thanks.
This is a quote from Michael Shermer's piece in which he quotes Dawkins:
"Dawkins’s always poignant prose, “raise consciousness to the fact that to be an atheist is a realistic aspiration, and a brave and splendid one. You can be an atheist who is happy, balanced, moral and intellectually fulfilled.” Amen, brother."
There are many other citations and they all point back to the book, Richard Dawkins’s The God Delusion (Houghton Mifflin, 2006).
I love Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion. It was the final blow that killed the religious delusion in my mind.
Daniel, thank you for those great further reasons to be proud. I'm saving your post as well.
Daniel, Excellent! This is a keeper! May I re-post on Facebook?
What you said, Daniel! EXCELLENT!
The wisdom and compassion revealed in this group of people astounds me. I am so proud to even have my name associated with each one of you.
Daniel, like Spud, I'm saving your words. If you ever get on my computer, you'll find in the same folder where I kept Carl Sagan's Reflections on a Pale Blue Dot.