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 […]
Posted by @center4inquiry on Twitter today. Moderator: Annie Laurie Gaylor Speakers: Sikivu Hutchinson, Rebecca Watson, Ophelia Benson, and Jennifer McCreight Filmed at the Center for Inquiry’s 2012 Women in Secularism Conference. www.centerforinquiry.net www.womeninsecularism.org Copyright 2012 Center for Inquiry Video produced by Adam Isaak with assistance from Bill Goodwin.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This video lists some of the things Christians say to atheists. I’ve heard them all – and they are pretty much all said out of deep ignorance. My “favourite” is the strange idea that without a god there’s no one to tell you what you can and cannot do. Like: who or what prevents an […]
Time for another list of interesting articles and posts from my RSS feed. Since I’ve been busy for well over a week, I have nearly 700 entries to go through in my reader! Here’s a few number of highlights: Atheism Several flower shops refused to deliver flowers to Jessica Ahlquistwho recently won a lawsuit against […]