Thoughts and Reflections version 2 of the GNU General Public License the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License

Very much in the vein of coffeeghost’s post titled “What One Atheist Believes”, I will discuss what I believe. Here I use the verb to believe with the meaning to act as if something were true.

I believe that no gods exist.

I believe that it is impossible to know whether one or more gods exist.

I believe that people have a natural tendency to be good.

I believe that not everyone makes use of that tendency.

I believe that our society has too many failed marriages that could have succeeded.

I believe that we should judge people on the content of their character, as Martin Luther King would have us do, and not on their race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

I believe that judging people solely on the content of their character is very hard to do.

I believe that our society encourages emotional neediness from females and emotional numbness from males.

I believe that nobody is perfect.

I believe that some people seem perfect, but most of those people are actually very far from it.

I believe that the purpose of language is to communicate.

I believe that bicycles are an almost ideal form of transportation.

I believe that the artistic and scientific fields are not intrinsically opposed.

I believe that many things get done solely because someone is passionate about them.

I believe that Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a terrific book, even though I haven't finished reading it yet.

I believe that all religions have the same good values.

I believe that I am tired and will stop here.