Atheism

Hate and Discrimination: Forgetting Atheist Students

13 February, 2014 // 0 Comments

In 2012, after interviewing 9,229 students about their experiences with religiously motivated hate crime in Higher Education (HE) and Further Education (FE), the National Union of Students (NUS) published the ‘No Place for Hate’ report. In it they concluded that ‘hate incidents on the basis of prejudice against peoples’ [...]

I went to a Creationist Zoo for Darwin Day and this is what I found

12 February, 2014 // 24 Comments

The animals went in two by two, Hurrah! Hurrah! On this day in 1809 Charles Darwin was born. Darwin, best known for his contributions to evolutionary theory, established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors, and in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace introduced his scientific theory that [...]

Whatever floats your godless boat

18 January, 2014 // 3 Comments

I am non-religious. I always have been despite the best efforts of a Church of England Primary School, and those two or so years I spent in the company of Spiritualist friends, seduced by their ideas of an afterlife. I’m a happy non-religious, non-worshiping, atheist human being with as much good as bad to my name. When I turned my back on [...]

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 [...]
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