What should an Atheist do at a religious funeral?

I’ve come across a rather nice answer to a letter written within The Star, a paper that is part of the Canadian Toronto Star Newspapers Limited. The question submitted was as follows … How is one to conduct themselves at a funeral when one doesn’t practice the religion? I am a 55-year-old atheist. I know many … Read moreWhat should an Atheist do at a religious funeral?

Claim: Photo of a Floating Spirit captured after fatal crash

A couple of days ago Saul Vazquez, a Kentucky truck driver, passed an accident that looked really bad, so he took a picture (see above), posted it to Facebook, and advised all reading it to take care out there. It has been shared 13,295 times, and is also all over the media now. Why? Well, apparently he … Read moreClaim: Photo of a Floating Spirit captured after fatal crash

Leila Alaoui – The artist who was killed by jihadists

The Independent has a moving tribute to Leila Alaoui, the talented young photographer, who was shot dead by four heavily-armed thugs in an al-Qaeda attack on a popular café in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso … Scores of women were among the crowd saying goodbye to an artist and human rights campaigner whose death has sent shockwaves … Read moreLeila Alaoui – The artist who was killed by jihadists

Saudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Who is Ashraf Fayadh and what has happened? He is a 35-year-old Palestinian poet who has been sentenced to death in Saudi Arabia. His “crime” is apostasy – renouncing one’s faith.  Human Rights watch has the details … A Saudi court sentenced a Palestinian man to death for apostasy on November 17, 2015, for alleged blasphemous statements … Read moreSaudi Arabia to murder Ashraf Fayadh … exactly like ISIS

Health Warning: Believing the Bible can cause you serious harm or even death

There is a verse within the bible that reads … they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; – Mark 16:18 … and rather astonishingly there is a strand of religious belief that picks this up, quite literally, and runs with it as a … Read moreHealth Warning: Believing the Bible can cause you serious harm or even death

Killing People for Apostasy is really not a good idea by any standard

Kashif N. Chaudhry, a member of the fringe Ahmadiyya sect, writes in the Huffington Post to defend the idea that the Quran does not specifically endorse the idea of putting people to death for Apostasy. He makes a reasonable argument for this stance, and the fact that this is a non-violent stance is of course … Read moreKilling People for Apostasy is really not a good idea by any standard