Wednesday 22 February 2012

Evidence & logic

And another problem arises in theological arguments when someone's notion of what constitutes evidence fall far short of your own . . . . 

Tuesday 21 February 2012

"Census Christians" explained . . .

Richard Dawkins explains the results of the IPSOS Mori census research very slowly and very, very carefully. Reason personified.

How the Universe appeared from nothing . . .

. . . explained in just 3 minutes!
'The Universe is just a strange version of nothing"

Monday 20 February 2012


'Life', an oil painting, 1913, by Charles Napier Hemy RA, RWS shows 3 of his 6 sons sailing his boat "Barbara", named after one of his 4 daughters. CH was one of the finest marine artists of the late victorian/edwardian period and 'Life' was one of his most famous paintings. It is certainly very evocative to anyone who has experienced small boat sailing, especially in the days of timber hulls, hemp rigging, and canvas sails.   

CH spent many years of his early life in a Dominican Priory and remained very religious throughout his life. He also had a very unreconstructed attitude to women, even for the time, and wrote: "Women are useless as painters, writers, musicians, doctors as they would be as engineers, sailors or soldiers. A woman is only a success, can only be a success doing her proper work in her proper place". 

But I forgive him . . . 

His grandaughter, the successful writer Margaret Powell, has written a well illustrated and illuminating biography:- "Master of the Sea: Charles Napier Hemy RA, RWS"

The Order of the Planets for Sceptics


The Age of Reason is Upon Us

"Get in the fucking game and help make history"

Wednesday 15 February 2012

Saturday 11 February 2012

The Endless Naught

Dawkins & Hitchens say goodbye . . . . . .  
Well said 'ArionVII' whoever  you are . . . . 

Friday 10 February 2012

Challenge to William Lane Craig

Is William Lane Craig, the leading US Christian apologist, dishonest with the facts? John W Loftus, Craig's one-time pupil challenges him to answer three questions. Read complete article here:-


We could equally subscribe to exactly the same ideals in the UK especially with regard to the growing numbers of faith schools.