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Atheism: Two Point… Oh No. – A critique of Alain de Botton’s ‘Constructive Atheism’

February 10, 2012

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There are very few people who can annoy me more than the multitudes of religionist who make demands upon others, infiltrating almost all aspects of life. Some might go so far as to say that I have a small preoccupation with trying to reduce the amount of this religious noise that permeates the world. However, one sure way to distract me… [Read more…]

Why Are There No Christian Anti-Theists?

November 22, 2011

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It is important to clarify two distinct types of rejection of religion. There is a difference between non-belief of theistic religions (a-theism), and a loathing of the beliefs and practices of theistic religions (anti-theism). The first is to think something false; the second to want it to be false. Both of these views can be attained with the same kind of… [Read more…]

How to Go to Hell and Have a Good Time

November 7, 2011

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“What if you’re wrong?” is the noise I often hear after discussing religion for a while. I take it as a synonym for, “I’m sorry, I didn’t understand a single thing you just said.” It is Pascal’s Wager, in the tone of a smug joyous threat. I maintain that the questioner makes the faulty assumption that… [Read more…]

A Censorship Problem

September 16, 2011

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While on holiday in Boston MA, I was down a public street when I happened upon a DVD perched on a walled flower bed.  Curious, I picked it up only to read ‘Understanding Islam’ on the cover. What I did next slightly bothers me.  I put the CD in my pocket, flew it back to London… [Read more…]

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