I am genuinely baffled by the continued gullibility of theists. In debate ( and I use that term loosely) their argument boils down to fact that their particular brand of supernatural deity loves them, that to behave responsibly they have to follow the bible for their moral compass and that in order to be less “hateful” I should read that lovely, sweet book of love – their scripture. Continue reading
Religion manifests in the imagery of the believer. We are all aware some believe in the ‘pink fluffy bits’ of the texts. I’m sure you recognize the ones who pull out the nice stuff, that will give them some modicum of secular reasoning to aid their belief system, nicely blanking out the ugliness in their biblical text.
In the 21st Century, the term “flat-earther” is used to describe someone who is spectacularly – and seemingly wilfully – ignorant. Also known as Flat Earth Myth, Flat Earthism and Platygeism, there is a group out there who claim the Earth really is flat.
You will see me on twitter from time to time playing ping pong with these idiots, a momentary distraction on my part I assure you. It is impossible for a Flat Earther to explain away all the problems with their theory, mostly because the evidence they provide is generally pulled out of their asses. I begin to believe it is all a hoax… Continue reading
I don’t know if Helen of Troy launched a thousand ships, but a tweet can definitely launch a thousand words. Conversations on twitter more frequently than not, however, never come at the right time for long discourse. This morning, for instance, 6am and I am merely sneaking a peak at my iPad to see a dozen or so notifications flashing up. Continue reading
My tears, took me somewhat by surprise today…
Anyone lucky enough to enjoy the last few days of beautiful sunshine, will probably have been if lucky, like me, able to spend the last few days outside in their gardens. For those less lucky a few uncomfortable working days.
I had had a few horrible days at work in which I don’t really feel the need to go into, but included a Muslim work colleague with a leaning towards mysogynistic behaviours, culminating in a formal complaint about said colleague. So the last few days of complete relaxation and beautiful weather added to my calm enjoyment of my own space. Continue reading
I always find it fascinating yet humbling when a dear friend decides to share his story with me. Although I was aware of his previous theist belief, I admit it was a surprise to discover how deeply he was immersed in the daily rituals of that belief system. And so, without further ado, please enjoy his journey .This is a guest post by @GrahamJayGee. Continue reading
“If you step outside on a warm clear night and look up, what do you see? Imagine answering that question 400 years ago. What did people see then, gazing at the stars? It is remarkable that in seeing the same thing we see today, they nevertheless saw a different universe with a completely different set of meanings both in itself and for their own personal lives. This marks a highly significant fact: that at the beginning of the seventeenth century the mind – the mentality, the world-view – of our best-educated and most thoughtful forbears was still fundamentally continuous with that of their own antique and medieval predecessors; but by the end of that century it had become modern. This striking fact means that the seventeenth century is a very special period in human history”
– A C Grayling
It gives me great pleasure to welcome back guest blogger @lordcropes. We share a fascination with the the lack of lucidity theists seem to value. Literalists are an unbelievable part of life on twitter, be it discussing the ‘evolution theory’ the age of the earth or in fact its shape.
Please enjoy and read on…
A couple of years ago, I read a comment on an online book review. It was from a Bible literalist called Roger. As a pleasant change from the norm, he seemed well read, polite and actually, quite a nice guy.
The comment was as follows…
“Evolution is NOT a fact… The theory of evolution denies God, and denies the Bible, since the Bible explicitly states that the world and the fulness of it are God’s property and creation.” Continue reading
Why, oh why, oh why, do theists persist in relating atheism to evolution and/or The Big Bang Theory? To build their point? If they have a point! How many times do we have to tell them they are separate subjects. Atheism is simply a non-belief in any of the bloody deities! Continue reading