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THE GATHERING: ALT.ATHEISM ATHEIST INFORMATION AND SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY INFORMATION

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The alt.atheism weekly Questions and Answers are hereby presented for your perusal. Up to 15 answers will be chosen for each question, I hope you enjoy this website as much as I enjoyed putting it together. I'd like to thank Susan Osthaus, for her time and patience teaching me how to put a website together. Without her help, this website would not exist. I'd also like to thank some of the folks from alt.atheism for their assistance at times when I was ready to pull my hair out, especially Fish, Maria, Lori and Rian. And I would like to thank Scott Balneaves for helping (a lot) to bring this website back to life. My thanks to you all.

MY BELIEFS

  • I don't believe in the supernatural - gods, devils, heaven, hell, creationism, astrology, life after death, etc., but I do believe in respecting the right of others to follow their own beliefs, as long as their beliefs don't harm me or others mentally or physically.
  • I don't believe in proselytizing. If someone wants to learn about a religion or philosophy, they should be free to seek knowledge on their own.
  • I believe in the Golden Rule in the form of the Wiccan Rede - 'An' it hurt no one, do as you please.' - and that when the mystical and power-seeking aspects of nearly all religions are removed, the Golden Rule is what is left.
  • I believe that evolution is an ongoing process and that we are related to all living things and responsible for their continuance.
  • Like Confucius, I believe in studying the social affairs of humanity and searching history for clues as to how to improve things.
  • I believe that law should be ethical and protect and guide people and not enslave them.
  • I believe in equal rights for men and women and that children are not possessions but individuals with their own rights.
  • I believe that people should be educated to the best of their ability.
  • I believe that, if a job becomes obsolete, free training should be available to prepare for a new job.
  • I believe that free medical care should be available for everyone.
  • I believe that a healthy, educated populace is the backbone of any society.
  • I believe in freedom of thought for everyone.
  • I believe in the sharing of ideas and knowledge.
  • I believe in people working together peacefully to achieve common goals.
  • I believe in honesty and truthfulness.
  • I believe that when reason and creed conflict, creed should give way to reason.
  • I believe that there is nothing evil in sex, as long as no one is hurt, coerced or misled.
  • I don't believe that there is such a thing as an 'unnatural' sexual orientation.
  • I don't believe in the concept 'unnatural'. If something exists, it is natural. This has nothing to do with good or bad.
  • I believe in self-discipline.
  • I don't believe in salvation through a deity but through the way you live from day to day. This isn't a reward; it is a constant.
  • I don't believe in divine inspiration, but do believe in being inspired by admirable people.
  • I believe that the 'neighbor' in 'Love thy neighbor” is the entire human race.
  • I believe in the right of the individual to control their own body, including abortion & suicide in the case of endless, painful illness.
  • I long for world peace and an end to bigotry, prejudice and ignorance.
  • I believe that the future of humanity lies in humanity.

Another belief was suggestered by Yap Honghor with which I agree:

  • I believe that each and every human should act in compliance with their respective local and national laws. Should any law be deemed unjust, the individual should have the right to protest through legal means, in a civil manner acceptable to all.
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