i believe in nonbelief

Secularism suffers from second-class status not just in my own culture, but in nearly every culture around the world. People of reason are routinely excluded, derided, and feared, often by their own families. Worse, it seems that people of faith have no idea that this is a problem, or that it's even something they should think twice about.

Yet nonbelievers are some of the most thoughtful and ethically-driven people I know. We are, as a rule, great folks. As more of us step forward, the world will see a third way besides the "goodness" of religiosity and the "evil" of heresy. Instead we can follow the compassionate and undeniably moral path taken by the many varieties of freethinker: the atheists, skeptics, nones, humanists, agnostics, brights, naturalists, and all the rest of this fantastic crew.

I hope you'll read Wonderful Without Religion no matter what you believe. Set aside your preconceptions about freethinkers and take the plunge. Consider that the world might be a far better place when we turn away from supernatural fantasies and focus our thoughts and acts on goodness in the here and now.

Let me know what you think.