I tried my first cigarette when I was 13, on the back of the school bus. By the time I was 15, I was smoking regularly. I stopped for a year or so when I was 17, but when I started my first full time job at 18, I began to smoke heavily. I continued […]
Archive for August 2007
Often in a discussion, whether in person or online, the person I am talking to will declare, “let’s just agree to disagree”. Sometimes I accept this and let the debate end there, and sometimes I get a bit annoyed and try to press my point. When I do the latter, I am told that I’m […]
In a few weeks time I will be celebrating (as, I’m sure, will you) six months of writing A Load of Bright. As I now have a respectably large reader base (including some people who are not even related to me) and a reasonably substantial archive, I have decided to mark the occasion by introducing […]
The 73rd Carnival of the Godless is now up at In Defence of Reason, and includes my article The More the Merrier.
On several occasions recently, when debating with creationists, I have extended a challenge which is yet to be met. I would now like to circulate it as widely as possible, for reasons that I will explain later. (A quick aside: this challenge, which is creatively [as it were] named after the author, also applies to […]
Journalist Christopher Hitchens’ new book god is not Great (which I will soon be reviewing) is the latest in a series of high profile atheistic publications we have seen in the last few years, joining Richard Dawkins (The God Delusion), Sam Harris (The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian Nation) and Daniel Dennett (Breaking […]
Welcome one and all to A Load of Bright, and the 6th edition of the Humanist Symposium. The carnival has been growing in stature and, I have no doubt, will continue to do so. It is a pleasure and a privilege to be hosting an early edition which, I’m quite sure, will be followed by […]
I love deconversion stories. I see every one as a triumphant two-fold victory, for the individual and, just as significantly, for the world. Atheist Hussy has started a new blog called Coming Out Godless, which will be an archive for such stories which have been voluntarily contributed. I think this is a wonderful idea, and […]
Remember folks, the 6th edition of the ever-growing Humanist Symposium is appearing right here at A Load of Bright on Sunday. I need your submissions in by Saturday, so get cracking! You can email Ebonmuse or me directly, or you can use the blog carnival submission form.
The 72nd Carnival of the Godless is now up at Atheist Revolution, including my article On Judging Others.