常常聽到一些人說無神論自私等等的評論，這些評論往往都不正確，我們來看看真正無神論者的想法吧，這是由美國無神論協會創辦人Madalyn Murray O'Hair在法院上所提出的：(翻譯有誤的話,請多見諒)
"Your petitioners are atheists, and they define their lifestyle as follows:
An atheist loves himself and his fellow man instead of a god. An atheist thinks that heaven is something for which we should work for now — here on earth — for all men together to enjoy. An atheist accepts that he can get no help through prayer but that he must find in himself the inner conviction and strength to meet life, to grapple with it, subdue and enjoy it. An atheist thinks that only in knowledge of himself and a knowledge of his fellow man can he find the understanding that will help to a life of fulfillment.
Therefore, he seeks to know himself and his fellow man rather than to 'know' a god. An atheist knows that a hospital should be built instead of a church. An atheist knows that a deed must be done instead of a prayer said. An atheist strives for involvement in life and not escape into death.
He wants disease conquered, poverty vanquished, war eliminated. He wants man to understand and love man. He wants an ethical way of life. He knows that we cannot rely on a god nor channel action into prayer nor hope for an end of troubles in a hereafter. He knows that we are our brothers' keepers in that we are, first, keepers of our lives; that we are responsible persons, that the job is here and the time is now."
小故事：美國無神會協會的創辦人之所以會創辦這個協會是因為當初她兒子的學校強迫她兒子去修讀聖經閱讀課程，而且當抗拒時還被校方和老師騷擾，所以她決定對學校提出告訴，最後也勝訴了，後來這個協會在美國各地也打贏了無數宗教侵害的官司，目前也在大力鼓吹Separate church and government(政教分離)