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Why Rationalism Works For Me
August 1, 2012 • no comments • 567 views
Freethought

I sort of dodged a discussion today about the difference between the rational and the spiritual approach to understanding the universe. I didn’t want to engage in the discussion then because it was a derailment of an otherwise interesting topic. Instead I decided to write down some thoughts here. Firstly, I am a scientist, well a student […]

The Goddamn Particle!
July 6, 2012 • no comments • 405 views
Freethought

I don’t have much to say about the discovery of the Higgs that has not already been said, other than this: It is also quite fun to observer ignorant and clueless people post comments like these: Thanks to @leftytgirl for the last image.

Secular Woman
June 29, 2012 • no comments • 409 views
Feminism, Freethought

I was alerted to this great new initiative on Twitter today. I instantly loved it! First National Organization for Atheist Women Mobilizes Atlanta, Georgia – June 28, 2012. Secular Woman makes its debut today as the first national membership organization dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of atheist, humanist and other non-religious women. You don’t […]

The “No True Creationist” Fallacy
May 8, 2012 • no comments • 430 views
Freethought

I was once upon a time a Christian, and I had creationism – what passes for science in fundamentalist Christian circles – pushed on me from an early age. When I was a young adult and the internet came around, I spent a lot of time on websites like talkorigins.org and various creationist sites as well […]

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 468 views
Freethought

The fundamentalist’s crusade against Planned Parenthood and what they so ironically call “pro life” has been appearing a lot in my news feed lately. Last Sunday some of the more extremist of these people even bombed a clinic in Wisconsin, USA. It isn’t the first time. Of course, they are not all crazy lunatics. Some […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 678 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 […]

Three Things to Ask a Believer
November 6, 2011 • no comments • 314 views
Freethought

Here are three questions I think you should ask yourself about your own beliefs. I will elaborate on them by applying them to religion, but the principle should go for most beliefs; for instance belief in science, philosophy or politics too. 1. Why do you believe the things you believe, and when did you start […]