Living Without God Campaign
March 26, 2011
This Center for Inquiry ad and billboard campaign is designed to let people know that not only do freethinkers lead good, happy, productive lives, there is community for them.
To hope, to care, to love. We have all experienced these powerful, fundamental feelings. They help define what it is to be human. These important elements of a fulfilling human life are experienced by religious and nonreligious people alike. To see the billboard and find details about how successful Secular Humanism is as a living philosophy, visit http://www.livingwithoutreligion.org/ .
Some people have parted ways with traditional god beliefs intellectually but hesitate to give up their faith because they’re afraid of what life might be like without the beliefs and practices they have found so comforting. They’ve heard myths about the nonreligious, and they may think these myths are all they have to go on. Once those religious teachings are abandoned, most feel an immediate sense of freedom and empowerment. They become personally responsible.
Today, one American out of every six has no religious affiliation. You almost certainly have friends, acquaintances, and colleagues-even family members-who already live without religion. If you’ve asked tough questions about your faith and aren’t sure where to go next, we invite you to consider how many people have already found that living without religion provides a foundation for a life that is rich, rewarding, and complete.