Christian Claim: “atheism in the US has remained flat for over seven decades”

As might be expected, in response to the latest Pew research report that highlights a huge growth of nones and the decline of belief in the US, many believers are popping up to claim that the numbers are all wrong. An example is Jerry Newcombe popping up on the Christian Post with the claim that atheism … Read more

#BBCTBQ asks – Have human rights laws achieved more for mankind than religion?

Today’s BBC The Big Question looks to be a very interesting one, it asks just one question, “Have human rights laws achieved more for mankind than religion?” Those taking part include … @andrewcopson  Andrew Copson Vice President at International Humanist and Ethical Union, and Chief Executive at British Humanist Association @PeterTatchell human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell @MaryamNamazie  Maryam Namaze from the … Read more

Clocks back 200 years in Indiana as they sign in the right to discriminate law

The signpost above is of course a joke and does not actually exist, and while we might laugh, we also need to remember that a rather serious point is being raised. So the context here is that Republican Gov. Mike Pence has just signed into law the freedoms for religious beliefs law. The very vocal opposition that … Read more

The CNN Atheist Report … the YouTube copy and a few notes

If you missed it, or you live outside the US and don’t have access to CNN, then here it is … How does it play out? We get to meet Mr & Mrs Gormley, and then their son David who is, unlike his parents, not religious, and that has been quite distressing for his parents. They then … Read more

Shock / horror …. Apparently Iran has now occupied Tehran

According to Tom Cotton, the newly elected senator, the justification for his now rather infamous letter is clearly demonstrated by Iran’s quest for regional domination, and as evidence for that claim he points to the fact that Iran already occupies Tehran. Yes you read that correctly, apparently Iran has demonstrated their quest for regional domination by taking over Tehran. Did he … Read more

The “Militant Atheist” shooting

It is all rather bizarre. The background story is perhaps known to most – a gun loving redneck named Stephen Hicks has an ongoing dispute with his neighbours over parking, and rather tragically blows his top over that issue. In a fit of unbridled rage he ends up pulling the gun he always carried on his hip … Read more