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Category: Freethought

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 652 views
Freethought

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

The Most Astounding Fact …
March 23, 2012 • no comments • 400 views
Freethought

Sorry, been away for a few days. Well, not me, my computers. They have been reinstalled and have been offline for about a week. So for a quick repost from my now overfilled RSS feed here’s an awesome video. One of my favourite scientists, Neil deGrasse Tyson, was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, […]

Belonging Nowhere?
March 5, 2012 • no comments • 799 views
Feminism, Freethought, LGBT

All communities have their problems and their conflicts. Sometimes belonging to several communities that don’t always overlap can be a bit of a problem. Natalie Reed experienced this recently when she wanted to write a post titled “God Does Not Love Trans People” addressing the sentiment that god loves everyone and thus religious people who […]

Evangelicals Hunting “Witches” in Africa
December 30, 2011 • one comment • 357 views
Freethought

Nigerian skeptic Leo Igwe has written a post about the ongoing witch hunts in Africa over at randi.org titled “Evangelical Churches and the Epidemic of Witchcraft Accusations”. He writes: Witchcraft accusation of children (and also of elderly people) is ravaging the African continent like an epidemic. And Pentecostal pastors and ubiquitous men and women of […]

Those Damned Generous Atheists!
December 18, 2011 • no comments • 318 views
Freethought

I’ve been busy all week, so catching up on my blogging a little late … One of the great stories from the last week was the one that came on Monday. On the atheist sub-reddit, a challenge to donate money to Doctors Without Borders was posted. As a result, as of last Monday, the organisation […]

Them Godless Bitches!
December 9, 2011 • no comments • 362 views
Freethought, LGBT

An online friend of mine, Natalie, appeared on a podcast called Godless Bitches a couple of days ago. It is an interesting chat, about transgender issues mostly. Beth, Tracie and Jen are joined by Skepchick Natalie to discuss transgender issues from a general perspective as well as from the atheist and skeptic point of view. […]