Life Manifesto – From the View of an Atheist Parent Part II

Part I is here.

I VALUE REASON     Practice critical thinking.  Define truth as displayed in verifiable evidence.  Learn to listen to criticism calmly and use differing opinions as a tool for learning. Fight the perniciousness of irrational thinking, both within yourself and in society.  Be an advocate for the scientific method.

I THINK THE WRITTEN WORD MAKES US HUMAN     The ability to communicate beyond the confines of time and space is our greatest achievement. Hone the craft of writing, for your ability to accurately convey an image or an idea is one of the most important life skills you possess.  Turn off the television and read.

I STRIVE TO BUILD COMMUNITY     There is a distinct satisfaction that comes from working on a task in a group.   Engage yourself with others and be an active member of your organizations. Be friendly to strangers and compassionate to friends. Expand your sense of connectedness beyond your personal borders and understand that this is the only way we can save the world.  Honor altruism and work for the betterment of society.


About Brick Window

A mother and an atheist--Just trying to do the best I can in a suburb full of believers.
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6 Responses to Life Manifesto – From the View of an Atheist Parent Part II

  1. prosey says:

    *will share thoughts when my head is cleared from the day* 🙂

  2. prosey says:

    On thinking about this one further…reason and written language are so vital to who we are and what separates us from the beast of the field. Understanding, too, that the selection of words for precision and accuracy is *so* powerful, and can truly only be expertly employed through the application of reason. Brava!!!

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  4. Jay Walker says:

    Of course, I completely agree with Prosey. She, possibly more than anyone else, knows how I value writing. I couldn’t imagine not being able to write. It is so much a part of who I am and how I communicate. Aside from the personal impact , writing is the most powerful tool we have to really communicate our thoughts and ideas with others.

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