I agree with Pat Robertson … (A story about creationism)

Pat Robertson is perhaps seen by many as an incarnation of complete and utter lunacy and so you are more or less granted an iron-clad guarantee that anything and everything he ever says will be either weird, bizarre or utterly absurd. But hey … that thought turns out to be wrong, because he has in fact said something that I find to be rational, reasonable and very agreeable. The context is that there is a group of young earth creationists who have somehow […]

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Saudi Arabia to arrest bloggers for the “crime” of atheism

The news from Saudi Arabia is as dire as ever, Gulf News reports … Manama: Saudi Arabia’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice has asked the interior ministry to arrest several people for apostasy and atheism. The commission did not divulge the number of people whose arrest it requested, but it said that they insulted God and Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). This is of course outrageous and a gross breach of some rather basic human rights, namely […]

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How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian 1

If you have not yet come across wikiHow then you should check it out, it is a web-based and wiki-based community, consisting of an extensive database of how-to guides. wikiHow’s mission is to build the world’s largest and highest-quality how-to manual. So on Wikihow I’ve come across a How-To that leads me to doubt the claimed “highest-quality”, it is entitled – How to Persuade an Atheist to Become Christian. Ooooh … this should be fun. The most obvious solution would be to simply present credible objective evidence […]

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Poetic Justice

Meet conservative firebrand attorney, Jonathan Saenz, and also head of Texas Values a very vocal group of anti-gay bigots. He is a complete and utter nut and has been one of the most vocal opponents of LGBT rights laws, alleging that they “terrorize women and children” and pave the way for Christian concentration camps. (yes really … see here, and also here). Life will sometimes take a rather delicious and truly glorious unexpected left-hand turn and this is one such time. The […]

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Is Humanism a religion? – #WHC2014 1

Andrew Brown (yes he is at it again) has an article in which he asks if Humanism is a religion without a church. OK, lets get a few quick points out of the way … The short simple answer is “no” it is not (but since you have a bit of common sense you had most probably worked that out already) The context for Mr Brown’s article is that he attended the World Humanist Congress that took place in Oxford last weekend […]

Sheldonian Theatre ceiling shows Truth descending upon the Arts and Sciences to expel ignorance from the University Streater evidently knew that the Theatre was to house the University’s printing presses as he included the figure of ‘Printing’ in among the personifications of various virtues and vices.

Do You have suicidal feelings?

If you have suicidal feeling, help is just one phone call away … US – Please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). UK – Please call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 Links Robin Williams’s death: a reminder that suicide and depression are not selfish

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