Saturday, 31 December 2011

Rosa Rubicondior: Beyond Belief.

Rosa Rubicondior: Beyond Belief.: How many chances does the Judeo-Christian god need for goodness sake? First it goes to all the trouble to create a vast universe out of...

Monday, 26 December 2011

The arrogance of religion

"The fact that stares one in the face is that people of the greatest sincerity and of all levels of intelligence differ and have always differed in their religious beliefs. Since at most one faith can be true, it follows that human beings are extremely liable to believe firmly and honestly in something untrue in the field of revealed religion. One would have expected this obvious fact to lead to some humility, to some thought that however deep one's faith, one may conceivably be mistaken. Nothing is further from the believer, any believer, than this elementary humility. All in his power ... must have his faith rammed down their throats. In many cases children are indeed indoctrinated with the disgraceful thought that they belong to the one group with superior knowledge who alone have a private wire to the office of the Almighty, all others being less fortunate than they themselves." ~ Sir Herman Bondi

Happy Boxing Day

Traditionally, Boxing Day is a secular holiday, and though there are a lot of theories about where the term 'boxing' came from, the tradition has long included giving money and other gifts to those who are in need.

Historic mentions of Boxing Day include one from diarist Samuel Pepys, who recorded in his entry for 19 December 1663:
'Thence by coach to my shoemaker’s and paid all there, and gave something to the boys’ box against Christmas.'

Friday, 23 December 2011

Tim Minchin - "Woody Allen Jesus"

Peter Fincham, Director of Televison for ITV ordered this to be cut from the Jonathan Ross, fearing it might cause offence! 

Monday, 19 December 2011

A victim of Dutch Church speaks . . .

If religion does not temper even the behaviour of its priests why does David Cameron recommend it to the rest of us?

The Meaning of Life

Carl Sagan, 1934 -1996
“The significance of our lives and our fragile planet is then determined only by our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life's meaning. We long for a Parent to care for us, to forgive us our errors, to save us from our childish mistakes. But knowledge is preferable to ignorance. Better by far to embrace the hard truth than a reassuring fable. If we crave some cosmic purpose, then let us find ourselves a worthy goal.” ~ Carl Sagan

Friday, 16 December 2011


"What binds us together, what gives us our sense of empathy and compassion - our goodness - is something far more important, more fundamental and more powerful than religion: it is our common humanity, deriving from our pre-religious evolutionary heritage, then refined and improved by centuries of of secular enlightenment." ~ Richard Dawkins. "Do you get it now Prime Minister?" New Statesman, 19/12/2011

"Godless" - movie trailer

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

New American Atheists poster

Catholicism . . .

"Catholicism, that stodgy humbug and haven of horrible old men who think they’ve found love in the rape of children, that citadel of cowards who retreat from reality to find meaning in the dust and lies of antique theology." ~ P Z Myers