Philosopher of science, Daniel C Dennett, author of such works as “Consciousness Explained”, “Darwin’s Dangerous Idea” and “Breaking the Spell: Religion as a Natural Phenomenon” delivered this lecture at the AAI Convention in Burbank California. He talks about purposely-confusing theology and how it’s used. He also describes his new project interviewing clergyman who secretly don’t […]
About 300 protesters held a candlelit protest outside a Glasgow theatre over the staging of a play which portrays Jesus as a transsexual. The protest was held outside the Tron Theatre, where Jesus, Queen of Heaven – in which Christ is a transsexual woman – is being staged. It is part of the Glasgay! arts […]
A talk by evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne
The following is a story on the BBC’s News Magazine: Is being a Jew a matter of bloodline or religious practice? The UK’s new Supreme Court is debating the subject this week, in a case that could have a wider impact on faith schools, says Tim Whewell.
At the Atheist Alliance International Convention in Burbank California
I was talking to a Muslim friend of mine a while back and he informed me that his god, Allah, was infinitely merciful, infinitley just and yet still sends sinners to an eternity of hellfire. This is a new twist on the Omni god (omnipotent, omniscient, omnibenevolent, omnipresent etc) which is logically impossible, cannot and […]
From The Guardian 27th September 2009 It is a book about Christmas but there’s not a manger, virgin birth or angel in sight. Buoyed by the success of their campaign which proclaimed There’s Probably No God, Now Stop Worrying on the side of London buses, some of Britain’s most prominent atheists have come together to […]
The Right to Offend by Henry Porter From The Guardian 23rd September 2009 “Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion,” says the Human Rights Act. This freedom includes “the right to manifest his (or her) religion or belief in worship, teaching, practice and observance.” That’s a fine aspiration but of course […]