Well, I'm side tracking again from looking at various products. Now that I have a little baby girl, the world expands in a whole new way, I have emotions that are more powerful than I have ever experienced, and things that used to not bother me, really bother me now. Law and Order: SVU used to be just entertainment to me, now its hard to watch.
Every once in a while I come across a video that really hits home with me. The folks that produce these videos do a damn good job of explaining the effect of things from a child's point of view (well these first two at least). The great thing about it, and contrary to what many religious folks will have you believe, you don't need to make up a god and refer to a book of legends to get your morality or to teach your children. Its right there in front of us, we just have to realize it.
I'm calling these "atheist videos" only because they make a clear case, and delineate a clear message, without referring to Daddy in the sky. I'll be updating this post as time goes on and I find more vids like these, so check back on it every once in a while.
My wish is that Athiest organizations would adopt these videos and pay for them to get on television. Right now, 74% of republicans and 50% of democrats in this country wouldn't vote for an atheist president. That's more than those who would not for for a pro-choice president, pro-gay, or even a Muslim president. Atheists, need to make clear that we see morality as a function of how to improve and expand humanity, while reducing suffering, increasing happiness, and maintaining or improving free will. We need to make clear that our goal is NOT to take away your religion from you.
We'll start with these two, both I found originally from Back Flipping Forward.
I checked out another Dove Self-Esteem fund vid and found this one... also good
Jeez, you might as well be attracted to a cartoon.
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