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Teaching Astrology in a Faith School

January 26, 2012

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[The image above is purported to be from a Croatian Church (unsourced). For other examples see the 'Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri' in Rome] ———————— As Richard Dawkins pointed out in his Channel 4 documentary ‘Age of Reason: Faith School Menace’[1] (aired August 2010), around one-third of all schools in Britain has a religious affiliation. In this one-hour… [Read more…]

The Two Euphemisms of ‘Reason’ and ‘Evidence’

November 23, 2011

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If you’re a Christian or other theist, don’t get too excited. I’m not going to do you that much of a favour. What I am going to do, is to offer a stronger case for the opposition. If you are a non-beliver, I predict that you are likely to disagree with what I am about to say. Indeed,… [Read more…]

In Conversation with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (Part 2)

November 18, 2011

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Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is a 20 year-old Middle-Eastern Humanist. If this were not rare enough, in September 2010, Faisal created the ‘Global Secular Humanist Movement‘ Facebook page with aim to, “promote public understanding and acknowledgment of the secular humanistic worldview, including equal individual rights and acceptance for people who hold it.” In just over a year, his… [Read more…]

In Conversation with Faisal Saeed Al Mutar (Part 1)

November 17, 2011

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Faisal Saeed Al Mutar is a 20 year-old Middle-Eastern Humanist. If this were not rare enough, in September 2010, Faisal created the ‘Global Secular Humanist Movement‘ Facebook page with aim to, “promote public understanding and acknowledgment of the secular humanistic worldview, including equal individual rights and acceptance for people who hold it.” In just over a year,… [Read more…]

The Continuing Cowardice of Western Media

November 2, 2011

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Today, we hear of the threatening of an editor, hacking of a website and burning of the offices of a French satirical magazine.  Reading the Islamic threats on the magazine’s social media pages, it is likely to be an response to its recent depiction of Mohammed. Here is the cover of their recent issue of the magazine in… [Read more…]

My Favourite Insults (Part 1: Disraeli, Schopenhauer, Hitchens)

July 17, 2011

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Disraeli on Gladstone In 1852, Benjamin Disraeli became Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Conservative Parliament of Lord Derby.  Very shortly the budget failed, and the government fell. William Gladstone‘s criticism of the budget, his subsequent dismissal from the Conservative Party, and his succession as Chancellor in the Liberal opposition’s new government, began of a life long political and personal feud… [Read more…]

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