After Atheism, What’s Next

Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all. – Albert Einstein

Once you realize that a personal God makes no sense, and that the Bible is just another book by fallible men, then what’s next.

Atheism is not a religion, and it is no philosophy of life. Atheism is simply the rejection of the claim that an all-powerful, all-good personal God exists.

Most atheists move on to embrace Humanism. The Humanist Manifesto III states, “Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good.”

But you won’t find much about developing your spiritual life here. It will not guide you into flourishing or reaching your full potential.

From here some atheists adopt Buddhism or Stoicism. Some may even pursue a philosophical version of Daoism. They are a lot fuller philosophies of life. Here you learn about meditation, going with the flow, and accepting what is not under your control.

But what if you find elements of truth in all four? Is there a philosophy of life that embraces all four, attempting to integrate them into a holistic system? Introducing Bodhidaoism, the way of awakening philosophy of life.

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Jay Forrest

Jay N. Forrest is an IT professional, an ordained Humanist minister, and a Certified and Accredited Meditation Teacher.