The Value of Human Life in Atheism

I would certainly agree that humanity is worth quite a lot as God has made us quite valuable by making us in His image; however, I don't know how a person could believe that humanity is worth anything if they do not believe that humans are anything...

Jesus Freak

So, according to Christian theology, Jesus was born of the virgin Mary via god - someone who was not a human being. If we taken this claim seriously, we can only deduce that Jesus had only the X chromosome, no Y. That makes him female. It also means...

Defined out of existence

If you look through the history of religions, you'll find that they have evolved quite remarkably over the thousands of years. What defines a god today would make no sense to someone living thousands of years ago. Gods have gone from spirits that...

The Poverty of Religious Thinking

This morning BBC Radio Four broadcast a discussion chaired by Andrew Marr between two scientists, Richard Dawkins and Lisa Randall, and Chief Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. You can listen to it here:  ...

Jesus, Son of God

The Testimony of John to One Incredible Truth John had lived with Him, eaten with Him, and traveled with Him. He had observed people’s responses – some with skepticism and others with passionate acceptance of his leader’s actions and words. For...

School Run

In Beit Shemesh the term school run has taken on a whole new meaning. In seeking to uphold the will of their god, ultra-orthodox Jews picket and protest an orthodox Jewish school. The children and their parents are forced to run a gauntlet of hate and...

Why I'm Agnostic

Alright, I'm making this post because I was watching stuff about religion and thought I'd just explain what I believe and why. Although this is posted in the atheist forum, atheism and agnosticism are not the same thing. Agnostic people aren't sure...

The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins

The following is my review for Amazon.com of Richard Dawkins' book The God Delusion:   Essentially Dawkins makes the logical fallacy of setting up a Straw Man in his book the God Delusion with the basic premise of the book being that God has...

Life from Non-life

When you talk with a Christian long enough about evolution, the concept of abiogenesis comes up. The theist will usually state that "life cannot come from non life".  (I'm not going to get into all the scientific experiments here but it's just going...

Religion on the run

Religion in America has all the appearances of an enigma. Everywhere else in the developed world the trend has been towards secularism and the decline of religious belief. In Europe, genuine belief in Christianity is eccentric to say the least. Yet,...