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2009 Presidential Inaugural Address

“We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and nonbelievers.” - President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, January 20th, 2009


What We 'Humanists' Believe


What Atheists Believe

Atheism Is Mental Freedom

Atheism is a vigorous and a courageous philosophy.

It is not afraid to face the problems of life, and it is not afraid to confess that there are problems yet to be solved.

It does not claim that it has solved all the questions of the universe, but it does claim that it has discovered the approach and learned the method of solving them.

It has dedicated itself to the passionate quest for the truth.

It believes that truth for truth’s sake is the highest ideal and that virtue is its own reward.

It believes that love of humanity is a higher ideal than a love of God. We cannot help God, but we can help mankind. “Hands that help are better far than lips that play.” Praying to God is humiliating; worshiping God degrading.

It believes in Ingersoll, when he said: “Give me the storm and tempest of thought and action rather than the dead calm of ignorance and faith. Banish me from Eden when you will, but first let me eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge.”

Atheism is a self-reliant philosophy.

It makes a man intellectual free. He is thrilled to enthusiasm by his mental emancipation and he faces the universe without fear of ghosts or gods.

It teaches man that unless he devotes his energies and applies himself whole-heartedly to the task he wishes to achieve, the accomplishment will not be made.

Is it not better to place a question mark upon a problem while seeking an answer than to put the label “God” there and consider the matter solved?

Joseph Lewis
Author, ‘Atheism and Other Addresses’ 1941


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Freethinker Quotes:

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear." - Thomas Jefferson


"I am an atheist, and that's it. I believe that there's nothing we can know except that we should be kind to each other and do what we can for other people." - Katharine Hepburn


"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."

- Galileo Galilei


"The greatest tragedy in mankind's entire history may be the hijacking of morality by religion."

— Arthur C. Clarke

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