atheist

Sunday Assembly is not enough

7 May, 2014 // 11 Comments

‘The philosophy of Atheism represents a concept of life without any metaphysical Beyond or Divine Regulator. It is the concept of an actual, real world with its liberating, expanding and beautifying possibilities, as against an unreal world, which, with its spirits, oracles and mean contentment, has kept humanity in helpless [...]

David Cameron: the terrible Christian

18 April, 2014 // 5 Comments

One of the teachers at my Church of England Primary School used to tell us children that a good Christian treated others as they wished to be treated themselves. She would explain that even the smallest kind gesture would make others think well of you and of your testimony in Christ. We were taught that good Christians were selfless, kind, [...]

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’ [...]

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 [...]

Today is towel day and the answer is 42

25 May, 2013 // 1 Comment

Today is not only International Geek Pride day, it is also Towel Day on which fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (HGG) carry a towel around as a tribute to author Douglas Adams who tragically passed away aged 49 in 2001. In fact, it was just weeks after his death that the first Towel Day happened and it has been happening ever since. I [...]

Infighting: reflections from my childhood

2 April, 2013 // 1 Comment

When I was young I would often get into fights with the kids from other streets in the village I grew up in. The kids in my street would considered ourselves to often be ‘at war’ with the kids from the next street over and I can remember my parents constantly telling me off after fights and explaining how the best action was [...]

Offensive adverts vs. misleading adverts

13 April, 2012 // 11 Comments

Some people seem shocked that I don’t agree with the recent decision to not run the ‘gay cure’ advert on London buses because I made a complaint about the Christian groups ‘Healing on the Streets‘ and an advert they were handing out. I find it concerning that so many people cannot understand why I would have a problem [...]
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