Category Archives: Atheism

Is religion the major cause of wars? Karen Armstrong argues “No.”

One only has to turn on the TV these days, or go to any internet news feed, to be confronted by horrific images of religious violence in the Middle East.  For those who saw the images of the Charlie Hebdo … Continue reading

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Should the state kill you for being an atheist?

In seven countries, there’s a belief to do with religion that can land you in jail, or get you killed. It’s not that you belong to a different religion to the rest of your country, or even a minority group … Continue reading

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Differing methods of deciding what’s true

Here is an excellent video by Stephen Fry about different ways by which people claim to “know” what’s true. He talks bout scientific method: formulating a hypothesis,  conducting experiments, and testing the results against the theory. Other people claim to … Continue reading

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Does Siri believe in God? It’s a definite maybe.

My interview with Siri. Some of you may have read of the funny answers Siri, the operating system on the iPhone, gives when you ask her questions about her own beliefs. Somebody has programmed her to give very evasive answers … Continue reading

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A day in the life – visiting Kenya

Originally posted on The Land of Increasing Sunshine:
At last The Very Long Walk is but a distant memory and I’m walking properly again. It’s Sunday, so off to church we went, along with a fairly high proportion of the…

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When ‘Art’ insults Religion; where are the limits?

Contents of ‘When ‘Art’ insults Religion; where are the limits?’ Piper Bayard has written in  her blog  about the current  film on Youtube which has resulted in riots and protests in several counties. Bayard states that “…religion, like politics, is … Continue reading

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