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

Archive for the ‘Atheism’ Category

Tugging at Loose Threads

October 18, 2007

I’ve always found it helpful to think of a belief system a bit like an item of clothing, like a woolly jumper. If you find a loose thread, you should pull at it. If the jumper is well made and sturdy, the thread will just break off and the clothing will survive with no scars. […]

Carnival Alert

October 14, 2007

The 9th Humanist Symposium is now up at Greta Christina’s Blog. The 77th Carnival of the Godless is available at The Skeptical Alchemist. Enjoy your Sunday reading!

Another Dawkins Review – the Mind Boggles

October 11, 2007

Google News Alerts brought to my attention this article by Kyle Lee in the Chicago Maroon, entitled Dawkins’s militant atheism delusional, in which he discusses some of his grievances with Dawkins and, in particular, his book The God Delusion. Unfortunately, Lee forgot to do one teeny, tiny thing that could have helped him out a […]

Carnival of the Godless #76

September 30, 2007

  Welcome to A Load of Bright and Carnival of the Godless 76. I am your host and humble author Tobe38, and I hope that you have arrived here well. Let me tell you, there’s nothing that annoys me more than a carnival host who, instead of just introducing the articles like he should, shamelessly […]

Carnival Alert

September 23, 2007

The 8th Humanist Symposium is now up at Elliptica, and Lynet has done a really great job. One of my early posts, An Atheist’s Sonnett is included. Remember that I’m hosting the Carnival of the Godless a week from today, so please keep your submissions coming in. You can email me directly, or use the […]

Carnival Alert

September 16, 2007

The 75th Carnival of the Godless is now up at Ain’t Christian? The next edition of Carnival of the Godless will be on 30th September right here at A Load of Bright, so please spread the word. You can email submissions directly to me or use the Blog Carnival Submission Form.

Carnival Alert

September 3, 2007

The 74th Carnival of the Godless is now up at Atheist FAQ. The 7th Humanist Symposium is also available, at Bligbi. Both include my article Holy Smoke.

Holy Smoke

August 29, 2007

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 […]

Carnival Alert

August 20, 2007

The 73rd Carnival of the Godless is now up at In Defence of Reason, and includes my article The More the Merrier.

The More the Merrier

August 14, 2007

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 […]