A Puff Of Logic

“I refuse to prove that I exist,” says God, “for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.” “But,” say Man, “the Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn’t it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don’t. QED.” “Oh dear,” says God, “I hadn’t though of that” and promptly vanishes in a...

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Some Thoughts on Change – The Global Atheist Convention

It is difficult to talk on the subject of religion without sounding, to some, like a fanatic. Some people I have encountered in life think I am as fanatical in my disbelief as a fundamentalist Christian might be in theirs. Some even say that my Atheism is a religion in itself, or at least that my fervour for atheism is on par with religious fanaticism. So let me put this to you. Because my atheism is a lack of belief rather than a belief, what...

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A Reason for Reason

There has been a lot of writing about the “Global Atheist Convention – The Rise Of Atheism” since its completion on Sunday afternoon, so most things that can be said have already been said. There were some good reports in the online media and blogosphere, some great satire, and some really stupid and unfounded criticisms from others, most of whom I doubt their attendance at the conference (as illustrated here). Unfortunately...

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There’s a Star For You – RIP Mark Linkous

“There will come a time gigantic waves will crush the junk that I have made. When the moon explodes or floats away I’ll lose the souvenirs I’ve saved. La la la.” - Sparklehorse, Sunshine from “Good Morning Spider” -1998 Imagine a universe which was at the same time incredibly oppressive and overwhelmingly beautiful, where sex, death and insects each hold a special place of power, where horses symbolise the...

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What an atheist believes

As humanity matures and grows, the universe we strive to understand has grown with us. Historically, as the human brain has evolved, our understanding of the universe has expanded, filling in the smaller gaps along the way with pieces of truth and knowledge. Where once our universes may have only extended as far as the eye can see, we now know that our universe is immensely vast, and stretches away into space AND time beyond our comprehension....

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