A Load of Bright
An atheist's views on religion and the supernatural

Archive for April 2007

An Aside: The First Milestone

April 12, 2007

Well, dear readers, it is one month today since I started this blog. I had doubts aplenty; would I find enough time to write regularly? Would I suffer writer’s block? Would anyone read it? If you’ll forgive me a moment of self-congratulation, I couldn’t have wished for a better start. I’ve been pleased enough with […]

The Adoring Younger Brother

April 10, 2007

The main pillars of academic study, while differing widely in the knowledge they seek, all share a number of things in common. Science, history, philosophy and mathematics, across the spectrum, are all built on similar foundations. First and foremost, they are a quest for the truth. They all aspire to ask the right questions and […]

New Carnival: The Humanist Symposium

April 10, 2007

I’m excited to announce that my fellow blogger Ebonmuse over at Daylight Atheism is launching a new blog carnival, The Humanist Symposium. As much as I enjoy the well established Carnival of the Godless, I agree with Ebonmuse’s reasons for introducing this new project, and he has my full support. I’m very much looking forward […]

The Credit We Deserve

April 9, 2007

The idea of death affects me a lot worse now that I’m an atheist than it ever used to before. Not just my own death, but everyone else’s too. People dying is bad enough to comprehend and deal with when it occurs from natural causes, to people who have lived a reasonably long and fulfilling […]

The Champions of AIDS

April 5, 2007

I’ve stumbled across this news story in a couple of places over the last few days. Apparently, a study issued by the RAND Corporation claims that AIDS and HIV sufferers with religious beliefs are less like to spread the disease than non-believing carriers. I was careful to check the exact time and date it was […]

Challenging experience

April 3, 2007

Whenever a discussion comes up about God, ghosts, UFO’s or any other strange or supernatural beliefs, how often have you heard someone say “I’ll believe it when I see it” or “seeing is believing”? They say it like it’s obvious. “Why should I believe in God/ghosts/aliens based on your experience?”, they say, defiantly, “I base […]

Carnival alert

April 2, 2007

The 63rd Carnival of the Godless, including my article What free thought means to God, is now available at Abstract Nonsense.