Brandon Fibbs describes his journey that led to abandoning faith. Very well done.
Razib Khan’s thoughts on the Islamic states in the Middle East and their fundamental failings in modernity and morality. He also expresses the dangers of partnering with various states and groups.
I am not a fan of allying with an enemy of your enemy. We can be better than that.
Sad news of the death of Victor Stenger.
- Victor Stenger, Physicist and Prolific Atheist Author, is Dead at 79
He was a big influence on me, particularly with respect to clarifying that science is a methodology of explaining observations, an explanation of reality through analysis of evidence, and that this encompasses all phenomena whatever their classification, be they so-called “supernatural” phenomena or other. In order words, the concept of “non overlapping magistaria” is a pile of crock.
Stenger’s book “God: The Failed Hypothesis” is one of those books that everyone should. A real classic.
It would be cool if someone could do this DarkMatter2525 animation but with a Muslim or a Hindu, for example, instead of a Christian. They all fit the pattern.
Are they serious? According to the Brunei Times, the Brunei legal system states that it is “an offence to propagate religions other than Islam to a Muslim or atheist”. And this bit:
Additionally, it is a crime to expose the child to any ceremony, act of worship or religious activity of any religion beside Islam, or to participate in any activity held for the benefit of other religions.
Go read the rest at the Brunei Times!
Far-right Hindu organisation forces Penguin India to recall the book “The Hindus” from India.
- Penguin’s withdrawal of The Hindus causes international outcry
Those laws to “protect” religious feelings are a monstrosity.
Channel 4 in censuring farce!
Did you know that you are highly likely to receive death threats if you posted this image?
It happened to Maajid Nawaz, see http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100256024/in-defence-of-maajid-nawaz-blasphemy-and-funny-cartoons-of-mohammed/
More Jesus and Mo cartoons available at http://www.jesusandmo.net/
The correct moral thing to do was obvious. So why did the LSE take so long to admit that they may have been wrong? Summary by Jerry Coyne available here:
- Secularism wins again: LSE apologizes (sort of) to students forced to cover up their Jesus and Mo shirts
Not good enough.
Here’s one of my previous blogs on the LSE:
- There’s something not right at the London School of Economics Student Union
Anyway, I subscribed to “Jesus and Mo” quite a while ago as its light-hearted humour are very insightful. Go meet them! Here’s one that’s quite apt: