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

Archive for May 2007

Supernatural TV

May 30, 2007

I use Google News Alerts to keep a steady supply of material coming in. Among other things, I have a list of any news stories containing the words “paranormal” or “supernatural” emailed to me every twenty four hours. But I rarely find a topic to write about in them, the reason being that nearly all […]

Why I Changed My Mind about Abortion

May 28, 2007

I was pro-life all my life until I became an atheist. But even when I became an atheist, it took a long time before I switched to pro-choice, about a year, in fact. I knew that most atheists were pro-choice, but I didn’t want to change my mind for that reason. Atheism is not about […]

Blogroll Update

May 27, 2007

The Blue Linchpin is the newest member of my blogroll (hat tip to the Spanish Inquisitor for bringing it to my attention). The author is a 16 year old girl, who introduces her maiden post with this passage. I’m slowly dying of cancer (I’m estimated to have a year at the least), and because of […]

A Tribute to Ebon Musings

May 26, 2007

Previously I have posted tribute articles to The Skeptic’s Dictionary and Derren Brown. I now intend to develop this theme into an ongoing series in which I will show my gratitude to the people who have inspired me and humbled me by greatly influencing my thinking, and the course my life has taken. This edition […]

Site Announcement: A Date for your Diary

May 25, 2007

I am pleased to announce that I will be hosting the 76th Carnival of the Godless, on September 30th 2007 here at A Load of Bright. I will, of course, remind you all nearer the time, but please feel free to mark your calenders with a big X.

Scientology and Me

May 24, 2007

On Monday 14th May, the BBC aired their Panorama documentary, Scientology and Me. Only half an hour long, it attempted to tackle the question of the nature of Scientology as a belief system, most particularly the numerous allegations that it is a cult. It made intriguing viewing. Having previously done some reading on The Church […]

The Beginners Guide to Starting a Blog

May 21, 2007

Not one of my most cryptic titles, but there you go. Just a note before I begin. This is not a guide written by an expert, experienced, seasoned blogger. It is written by a beginner. That’s why it’s called “The Beginners Guide…”. I know quite a few seasoned bloggers, and I sincerely hope they will […]

Carnival Alert

May 20, 2007

The 2nd Humanist Symposium, including my article The Control Group, is now up at Confessions of an Anonymous Coward. The first edition was everything it was billed to be, I can’t wait to see what the follow up has to offer! The next edition will be held at Black Sun Journal on June 10th.

Why I would not attend a Child’s Christening

May 19, 2007

I would have no reservations about attending a church for a wedding (other than my own) or a funeral (again, other than my own!). I hold no principles that would prohibit such a visit to a place of worship. Of course, I would not participate in any of the religious rituals that either a wedding […]

Take a look…

May 18, 2007

There’s a nice bit of artwork over at Naked Pastor. Made me giggle.