The good Rev. Reed Braden just said some very nice things about us while asking why we haven’t posted in a month. Mea culpa. I shall explain.

NOTE: Theistic visitors should be cautioned that, in posting this, I probably do not represent the majority of atheists, who tend to have adopted many humanist beliefs.

As atheists, we have to deal with some common misconceptions. We’re regularly asked, individually or as a community, “If there is no God and everything is just here by chance, why bother waking up in the morning? Why help other people? Why bother falling in love or having children or trying to improve the world at all?”