For many religious believers, belief in God is as fundamental as my belief in my own body. That is because the believer thinks that belief in God is a necessary condition for living a meaningful life. This paper argues that belief in God is not necessary for living a meaningful life. Morality, meaning, and love are all independent of God. All that is required for a meaningful life is a sustaining belief that humankind is worth something. This kind of faith is available to an atheist.
"The ‘Faith’ of an Atheist,"
Philosophic Exchange: Vol. 32
, Article 4.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/phil_ex/vol32/iss1/4