Tag Archives: religion

The Kevin & Jeff exchange re: Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus video

Given the amount of nasty inter-Christian fighting that's been going on this past week* this, from Kevin DeYoung really made my day. No doubt, you've all seen the Jesus vs Religion spoken word (isn't it just a poem said with a ...

Hitchens for the win?

Unless you've been living behind a government firewall, you've probably read that the "rock-star" journalist and provocateur Christopher Hitchens has died from complications related to his battle with cancer. It's sad news, and this from his brother Peter is well worth ...

Ban religion! An own goal?

Have a watch of this (via Godless.biz): Now, I've never seen this show before, but going on what he says, this is a regular segment to 'sell the unsellable'. It's very interesting, then, that he should compare a call to ban ...

Pasta-dish hat in driver’s licence – for confessional reasons of course…

The BBC reports of an Austrian man who has had his driver licence photo taken with a pasta strainer on his head... because he's a Pastafarian. If you're wondering what that is, it's a fictional religion, said to involve the worship ...

Bad Sound Bite: You only believe because you were born in…

  This line gets trotted out quite often: “If you’d been brought up in India you’d be a hindu”. This is a fallacy. Yes, the chances are certainly higher, and it is often a contributing factor, and no doubt there are people who ...

C.Hitchens’ epistle to the ‘church’ in Des Moines

Christopher Hitchens has written what can only be described as a pastoral letter to the American Atheists Conference in Des Moines ; it wouldn't surprise me if he is intentionally drawing on a Pauline style epistle. In it, he laments ...

Atheists Jewellery…?

A lot of Atheists get very annoyed when it is suggested that Atheism is also a religion - and of course, it isn't, but that doesn't stop some Atheists appearing rather religious, or at least aping many of the things ...

Bad sound bites: No one kills in the name of atheism

I'm going to outsource this one, because, well, why not - Neil, on his blog A faith to live by, has already done a superb job of rebutting this soundbite. Delving in to the historical literature, he shows examples of violence ...

Bad Sound Bites: Atheism is a religion

This one was spurred on by this tweet: In fact, it's a double-bunger, as I think the response echoes another (somewhat) bad sound bite. Ok, firstly: no, Atheism isn't a religion. It simply isn't. While one often sees Atheists and Atheist groups ...

Speration of Church and State

I'm not American.. but this was amusing and interesting: Some good thoughts there - though he'll no doubt have a bunch of Atheists frothing at the mouth by saying it's a religion (it's not, though it certainly involves a view of ...