Once again the time of year when the most prestigious award, the Nobel Prize, spotlights individuals who have contributed to our understanding. Yesterday, Mon 1st Oct, kicked off the proceedings with the following press release details … The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018 was awarded … Read moreNobel Prize 2018: Medicine
The author and Broadcaster, Eric Metaxas, has chipped into the debate regarding the latest quite frankly rather daft claim within a new book by Larry Alex Taunton that claims that well-known Intellectual and Atheist Christopher Hitchens (pictured above) was seriously pondering the idea of a death-bed conversion just before he died. Given that his article is entitled, … Read moreAre Atheists Afraid of God?
It is perhaps inevitable that claims of deathbed religious conversions pop up for most well-known people, because religion is basically an emotional experience and not an intellectual one, so an appeal to your emotions that runs along the lines of “Look, here is somebody famous who converted, you should do so as well”. The problem … Read moreThe non-conversion of Christopher Hitchens
Religion Is Absurd – Christopher Hitchens Religion will always retain a certain tattered prestige because it was our first attempt as a species to make sense of the cosmos and of our own nature, and because it continues to ask “why”. Its incurable disability, however, lies in its insistence that the answer to that question … Read moreEssay: Religion Is Absurd – Christopher Hitchens
Last April Christopher was unable to attend the American Atheists conference, so he wrote them a letter instead … here it is. You might have already read it, but I find it well worth pondering over and reading again, Why? Well, believers will often retort at the end of some discussion they have just lost … Read moreLetter from Christopher Hitchens to American Atheists
We knew this day was coming and could not be avoided, and yet perhaps we also all hoped for it to be postponed for a lot longer, and so having clutched that hope, today’s news was indeed one of sorrow. Many have written much, and so I shall simply point out some of the best … Read moreChristopher Hitchens is gone