Guest Post at Taslima Nasreen’s Blog

  Last week Talima Nasreen kindly asked me to write a guest piece for her blog, with the topic being “feminism and atheism”. Here is an extract from the post. “… my dismissal of superstition crosses over into my atheism in the fact that religions are built upon a bed of superstitions, and all superstitions are equally false. Humanism and atheism cross over in areas where atrocities against people are...

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A Tribute to Strong Women – White Ribbon Campaign 2013

  This Friday 25 July is The White Ribbon Campaign‘s “Have a night in to get the word out” White Ribbon Night. The site describes the aim of the night: “On this night, we ask all Australians to have a night in to get the word out about the seriousness of the issue of men’s violence against women in Australia.” This year, instead of hosting a night, I’m taking this opportunity to pass on my...

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Imaginary Friends Show Podcast #144

  On Saturday July 13 2013, Jake Farr-Wharton invited me to appear on The Imaginary Friends Show podcast. As he was feeling a bit under the weather, rather than the normal format of his podcast, Jake allowed me to take an opportunity to air some concerns I have about the atheist community, and I raise some questions about how we might move forward from here. I hope you enjoy this podcast, as it was extremely cathartic for both Jake and I,...

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That Which Binds

  When I started this blog over three years ago, my main focus was on the evils of religion. At the time it seemed that the biggest evil stemming from organised religion was the way women are treated, childhood indoctrination into religions, and the willful ignorance shown by people who practice religions on matters of fact. To me then, there was nothing more insidious as the age old superstitions which are held high in adoration, being in...

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On The Fragility of Human Knowledge

  Do you know how to light a fire? What about catch live game? Could you grow a vegetable garden without help from your local hardware store? What about collecting rainwater efficiently? If your world depended upon it, say after a large scale cataclysm which knocks out our electricity and communications, would you know what to do? How much knowledge do you really have? How much knowledge do we all have? Human knowledge is a fleeting thing....

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