"God is an unnecessary postulate for which there is no evidence."
- There is no need to propose the existence of gods - there are simpler explanations for everything. (See below.)
- There is no evidence for the existence of gods - holy books are not impartial and are not evidence!
- There are no gods - other than in the minds of those who need them.
Atheists do not have to prove "not god" - that would be like asking religious people to prove that the Universe was not created by an invisible and intangible dancing pink hippopotamus.
Those who propose an idea are obliged to prove it. We can answer "the big questions of life" to our own satisfaction without need of gods and religions.
Faith does not require proof - it is blind in the face of logic or evidence - so religious people are rarely willing to argue with atheists.
Please click here for the classic arguments about god.
Where did everything come from?
Everything changes over time, the Universe is never the same from one nanosecond to the next. The atoms in the Universe are recycled for ever, forming one thing now and a different thing in the future.
Nothing "pops" into existence out of nothing, there was always something before and there will always be something afterwards.
The Universe has always existed, in one form or another, and will continue to exist, in one form or another. There is no need to propose a "beginning" or "end" - things just change over time.
What happens after death?
Death is the end of consciousness, the end of life, the end of you.
There is no life after death - look at the TV news to see the violence and damage done when people believe they will have a better life after death.
When you die your body will be buried or burnt and the atoms that were once part of you will become part of something else in the never ending recycling process that is the Universe. Someone romantically said "I am made of stars and I will return to the stars". That's awesome enough for us.
What is the meaning of life?
Humans are social animals - we enjoy life better in the company of others and our moral values develop to enable society to function harmoniously.
The purpose of life is to be fulfilled and happy and to do everything possible to help others be happy - the best way of doing that is to lead a good and responsible life.
A personal moral code is better than one dictated by ancient holy books.
We make no claims to being perfect, we are human and subject to all the usual human weaknesses - however, we try to do our best.