What causes arguments?

My recent post about starting conversations with the religious in order to make headway has started a bit of a controversy, as I knew it would. I didn’t intend for people to think this was the only answer, all I intended was to put forward an idea that is not moderate in terms of my stance on the existence of God or gods, but to point out that constant yelling from one side aimed at the other can cause no progress. I really do appreciate...

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Laci Green Interview – Prominent People Project

My latest interview in the Prominent People Project was with prominent YouTuber and blogger, the delightful Laci Green. She was kind enough to give up some of her Saturday afternoon to chat with me via Skype. Despite the occasional technical hitch, she and I had a conversation about sex and sexuality, religion, and why it matters. Interview and mp3 download after the jump… Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to...

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Let’s begin this conversation

While I may have a strange optimism for the future of humanity, and I think that the answer lies not in the division of the religious and the secular but in the joint efforts of all involved, I still see it as a troublesome proposition. As you may have seen in the “Revelation TV” interview with Richard Dawkins, talking plain sense to someone, even with staggering evidence, cannot sway the beliefs of someone who truly believes in...

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A strange optimism

A strange optimism has overcome me today. With all the disasters and unrest around the world right now, you might call me crazy, but hear me out and you may agree with me. We tend to be a very self-centred and self-interested lot, us humans, and we will always try to look after our own immediate family and community, forsaking the rest of the world in favour of our own interests and safety. We spend most of our time looking at our own lives, and...

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Revelation TV Interview Richard Dawkins

This is a great interview with Richard Dawkins by Christian Literalist Howard Conder (not Doug Harris as I had written previously) on his program Revelation TV. It’s worthwhile watching the whole thing. Richard is so very calm and measured. It’s not often that we see an interview such as this where both people stay calm. What is most interesting is that the blindness of the faithful is so very plain here. No matter what evidence is...

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