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An atheist's views on religion and the supernatural

Archive for July 2007

On Transcendental Meditation II: Ayurvedic Medicine

July 31, 2007

The Maharishi likes to have different fingers in different pies. He has tried to develop TM not just into a relaxation technique, but a way of life, with a rival TM version for all of your every-day needs. In this second article of the series, I will be looking at the Movement’s approach to healthcare, […]

On Judging Others

July 29, 2007

Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. Matthew 7:1-2 A commonly heard doctrine of Christianity is that we should not judge other people, and in turn, to hope that they will not […]

Blogroll Update

July 26, 2007

I’m adding a new blog to the blogroll today, please go and check out Look at the “Bright’s” Side.

Deconversion Story at the Spanish Inquisitor

July 24, 2007

The Spanish Inquisitor has written his deconversion story. It’s a wonderful read, I highly recommend it. I won’t keep you, your time is better spent there.

Carnival Alert

July 22, 2007

Two for the price of one! The 71st Carnival of the Godless, including my article The Engine and the Bushfire, is now up at Aardvarkaeology. Meanwhile, the 5th Humanist Symposium is on display at The Green Atheist, with my piece How Do You Know That? among the selection of writings on offer. The 6th edition […]

For the Feeling Inside

July 21, 2007

It has been rightly said that the “atheist” can’t find God for the same reason a thief can’t find a policeman. Ray Comfort This is not exactly a great analogy, but it is in keeping with the standard I have come to expect from this particular writer. I emailed Comfort a response to this article […]

Count Your Blessings

July 19, 2007

In my article Everything Happens for a Reason, I made the point that when really bad things happen, there is nothing to be gained from trying to salvage one, measly thing that could have been slightly worse, and declaring a false victory. I stand by this point, but I think it’s worth clarifying that there […]

Spread the Word on Atheism

July 16, 2007

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if atheists went door to door? Well, John Safran gave it a go in Utah of all places, with very amusing results.

A New Planet in the Atheist Solar System

July 14, 2007

Planet Atheism has become part of the furniture in the atheosphere (if you’ll allow me to mix my metaphors!). It was a wonderful project that Pedro of Way of the Mind took on, and it’s been hugely successful, and rightly so. We are all very grateful to him. Having said that, we all tend to […]

The Engine and the Bushfire

July 12, 2007

I found this video on You Tube, which was created by John F. Weldon. I think it makes a very good point, that while there are disputes within science just as there are disputes within and between religions, they manifest themselves in very different ways. Disputes within science are professional, not personal. They are conducted […]