Tag: atheism

I’m a Doctor, and I Think I Work in Hell

‘How was work?’ she asks when I come home. I wonder how to answer that. Recently, the answer has become, ‘I’d rather not talk about work,’ and now I’ve realised why. I work as a doctor in ICU, meaning ‘Intensive Care Unit’. The ‘Intensive’ in ICU represents the bulk of what we do. Each patient has […]

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Why Atheists Really Need to Learn About Islam Ahmadiyya

By: Raden Roro, a convert to Islam Ahmadiyya Here are common allegations, memes, and popular quotes spewed by many atheists against all religions and all religious peoples. “Religions survive because they brainwash the young. Take away that brainwashing, and religions will die out” “We are all born atheists until someone starts telling us lies” “If you […]

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The Search for God in the Age of Science

Preamble Do you know what the most beautiful conversation in human history was? It was between the Prophet Muhammad and the man who would later become the first caliph of the Muslims: Abu Bakr the Truthful. He was a wealthy and respected merchant who had been travelling outside his home-town of Mecca, deep in the […]

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Is Santa Making Your Kids Atheist?

Have you seen Liam Neeson’s audition for Santa Claus? It’s hilarious, and I thoroughly recommend you check it out below. He delivers Santa’s classic lines in the character of Bryan Mills, an ex-military security agent from the movie Taken. Neeson’s calculating menace results in a dissociation, for the viewer, between Santa himself and the cuddly fat-grandpa […]

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Could Any Theory of How Life Began “Disprove God”?

A few days ago, the Independent was ablaze with the following headline: “New theory could prove how life began and disprove God” To add to the fireworks, the article went on to say that “a writer on the website of Richard Dawkins’ foundation says that the theory has put God “on the ropes” and has “terrified” […]

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What Cornish Cows taught me about the Meaning of Life

With the recent controversy over whether Humanism should be taught in UK RE classes, this belief system is getting more attention than it’s ever done. We thought we’d help out the British Humanist Association with their policy of promoting critical thought around Humanism by publishing a series of posts examining whether Humanism makes any sense at all. This installment was written […]

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Why Religion Succeeds Where Humanism Fails

With the recent controversy over whether Humanism should be taught in UK RE classes, this belief system is getting more attention than it’s ever done. We thought we’d help out the British Humanist Association with their policy of promoting critical thought around Humanism by publishing a series of posts examining whether Humanism makes any sense at all. Enjoy!

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Is Secularism Sacred? A Response to Matt Ridley

By Ayesha Malik. Reposted with permission from An Eternity of Discourse.

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Should Religious Parents Leave Their Kids Alone?

Religion is a hot topic these days, with Daesh prompting right-wing commentators and New Atheist activists to renew their criticism of religion in general, and Islam in particular. I spied last week a tweet (below) from one such critic Maryam Namazie, which mentioned religion being ‘imposed’ on children. It reminded me of New Atheism’s golden-boy […]

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