It’s already promising to be a very interesting year from many perspectives. I want to offer an article by Greta Christina (via Whyevolutionistrue) called 10 Myths and Truths About Atheism. I realize many people out there believe that atheism is a dogmatic stand-in religion for those who have problems believing in god. This is not really the case, and Greta explains why. Conveniently, she links to Sam Harris’s article on the same subject, so you’re only two clicks away from two great articles that will explain something you were probably in the dark about.
Atheists aren’t killing, stealing, raping, cheating, at any greater rate than believers. Look at countries in Europe, like France and England and Scandinavian countries, where nonbelievers make up half, or more, of the population. They’re not disintegrating into crime and chaos. They’re doing pretty well, and they treat each other pretty well, with a strong sense of social responsibility.