The simplest definition of our position is:
"No need, no evidence, no god"
- There is no need for the god idea because everything explained by it (where we came from, what happens after death, the purpose of life) can be explained simpler without it.
- There is no evidence for the god idea - holy books are not evidence.
- Therefore there is no god.
William of Ockham (1287 -1347)
William came up with an elegant idea:
"The simplest explanation is usually the best -
the one that requires the fewest assumptions
and the fewest new ideas."
From this, "Occam's Razor", we conclude:
- God is an unnecessary postulate for which there is no evidence.
- Things explained with god are explained simpler without god.
- The universe is ever changing, it has always existed, in one form or another, and will continue to exist, in one form or another. (* see note below.)
- Upon death your personality and consciousness cease to exist and the atoms that make up your body are recycled in the universe.
- You only have one life so make it a happy, fulfilled and responsible one while helping others to do the same.
- The basis of morality is empathy and treating others as you would like them to treat you.
* Note: most religions propose an ever-lasting god - we make it one step simpler by dropping the god bit.
You can find out more about our aims and beliefs on the rest of this site.