"You are an intelligent human being.
Your life is valuable for its own sake.
You are not second-class in the universe, deriving meaning and purpose from some other mind.
You are not inherently evil
- you are inherently human,
possessing the positive rational potential to help make this a world of morality, peace and joy.
[ Dan Barker,
Former minister - now with
Freedom From Religion Foundation
in "Losing Faith in Faith" ]