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Death and belonging

Death and belonging

This is another post that’s being pulled from the draft folder. The first draft was written a couple of years ago. My grandfather had just died and on the day after the funeral something popped up in my RSS reader. It was a smug and rather vicious piece by a...

Religious Accommodation is a Political Issue

I’ve been sat on this post for a couple of weeks. One reason for not putting it up is I’ve been busy and this post might annoy a few people. Kicking off a discussion and then ignoring it is impolite, so it has had to wait. Another reason is that it’s...

The Negative Influence of PZ Myers

Does a supermassive blog illuminate or destroy? Photo (cc) Dana Berry. There’s a new flap going through a few Science blogs following the publication Unscientific America. One chapter of the book* argues that New Atheists in general and PZ Myers in particular are...

Well, someone needs therapy

Still too busy to blog and when I do return it won’t be here. Possibly back in late June. Someone posing as Creationist C. David Parsons went on a bit of a spree last night posting various homophobic comments across a number of blogs. They seemed to have a bit...

Atheism with one god less doesn’t work

Christian Atheism. Photo (cc) zorilla. The Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, has spoken out this Christmas against fundamentalism, including fundamentalist atheists. It’s the kind of message I agree with, or at least I would if I knew any fundamentalist atheists....