Atheism

Mummy, is Santa really real?

12 December, 2013 // 3 Comments

A Wiltshire based vicar has landed himself in a spot of bother after telling children at a Chippenham school the story of Saint Nicholas which is the origin for the modern figure of Santa Claus. Apparently children went home in tears as Christmas was ruined for them. The Guardian reported that ‘Linzi Merritt, whose son Levi, nine, attends [...]

Jesus and Mo walk into a Freshers Fair…

5 October, 2013 // 0 Comments

When Atheist students from Reading University got kicked out of their Freshers Fair for naming a Pineapple ‘Mohammed’ in 2012 I felt conflicted about the situation because I felt that they should have seen it coming. ‘What did they expect?‘ I asked. Then I realised that the fact we expect this reaction isn’t [...]

A joint statement from Rhys Morgan and Hayley Stevens

8 August, 2013 // 0 Comments

In 2012 we helped to form The Heresy Club – a website for young writers focusing on atheism, skepticism and free-thought. However, as of today we have both made the decision to withdraw as contributors to The Heresy Club. It has become apparent that the website is taking a direction that we did not initially intend or envision, and it is one [...]

The facts about ‘Healing on the Streets’

20 July, 2013 // 4 Comments

Last February I found myself caught up in a huge drama when a complaint I made to the Advertising Standard Authority (ASA) in the United Kingdom about a group of Faith Healers operating on the streets of the city of Bath was upheld by the ASA in their adjuducation and the group were told they could not continue to make the claims they were [...]

Healing on the Streets: One Year on

5 February, 2013 // 2 Comments

In one weeks time a petition that states ‘I believe that God can heal’ will come to an end. Launched in early 2012 the petition calls on the UK Government to … ensure that publishing statements of faith is not banned. This petition is put forward following cases where the Advertising Standards Agency [ASA] has banned Christian [...]

Shoulder to shoulder

22 August, 2012 // 2 Comments

I got my copy of New Humanist in the post today and in the editorial there is a section titled ‘The side of the angels?’ that opens with Even if you’re not the kind of person who picks fights with religion, it can sometimes be hard to avoid confrontation. On so many issues arising in our secular society, religion seems to be on [...]

Religious Bullies

10 July, 2012 // 1 Comment

Cross posted from The Heresy Club Last week the The Wiltshire Times reported that Forty Sikh militants locked themselves in the Kembrey Street temple in Swindon to stop a Sikh woman marrying a Christian man of West African background. They locked the doors and gates of the Gurdwara, near Kembrey Park, before leaving more than six hours later. [...]
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