In my absence – some holiday reading

Guys and Gals, sorry to tell you this but I will be away for a couple of weeks soaking up the sun in beautiful Fiji, so in the meantime if you want something worthwhile to read, check out these great resources: Sam Harris – A great place to read all of Sam’s latest thoughts. Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science – Contributor based content including some pieces by the big guns themselves. PZ Myers – Always...

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Wood you remember me?

As a continuation from my last post “Who Stole The Soul?” I’d like to just add a few thoughts. Imagine if you will a log. There’s nothing special about this log. It’s about yea big, about so high and weighs, let’s say, 5 kilos. It’s big, it’s heavy, it’s wood, and you know that it once was part of a living tree. Let’s now imagine this log is on fire, a very hot fire, the kind of...

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Who Stole The Soul?

You are familiar with the lightbulb and how to use it, right? You switch it on at the wall, the light goes on, switch it off and the light disappears. You know that electricity causes the light to be produced. You know that the electricity passes through the very thin filament, which creates heat and light, right? When you switch it off, the electrical current is interrupted, it no longer reaches the bulb, and light stops being produced. Where...

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Nopocalypse part 2

What were you doing on the apocalypse? Most people will be unaware that yesterday, October 21 2011 was the revised date that the evangelical preacher and owner of Family Radio Harold Camping predicted as the day that the elect few of god’s choosing would be swept up to heaven while the rest of us poor saps were left behind gnashin our teeth. Well, I’m looking around me, and sure it’s a dreary day here in Melbourne but its most...

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Peter Cundall – beyond atheism

Longtime host of ABC’s “Gardening Australia”, the much loved Peter Cundall was recently interviewed for ABC’s religious program “Compass”, asking about the more ethereal moments of life, and the search for meaning. His life has been one of incredible hardship, but also an incredible passion for life. Please take the half hour to watch this. He touches on many of the same feelings I have about life, death,...

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