When you stop believing

Some people never had a religion, having been raised without faith and never falling for its arguments. Others are either raised by parents who have faith or later fall into its clutches. I am in the latter category, though fortunately only for a brief period of time. When you first realise that your faith is …

Book review: “Fighting God”

I recently finished “Fighting God“, a book written by David Silverman, president of American Atheists and I felt it deserved a review. Silverman can be found on Twitter under the handle @MrAtheistPants. He is a vocal atheist and campaigner for the separation of religion and state as intended by the constitution of the United States. …

The debate that wasn’t a debate (5/5)

In the fifth and last part of the debate that wasn’t a debate, we finally take the gloves off. We get into an real debate. Before reading this part, please have a look at part 1, 2, 3 and 4 first. The debate that wasn’t a debate was a direct message conversation I had on …

The debate that wasn’t a debate (4/5)

The fourth part of the debate that wasn’t a debate, a conversation I had with Makayla, over on Twitter. The first part can be read here and the second part can be found here, the third part is here. I recommend you read those before reading this part.In the previous part of this conversation, we …

Why holy books aren’t proof

Many people of faith see their holy book as proof, as a text that shows their faith is true. After all, their holy text is the word of God. Unfortunately, most if not all faiths claim that their holy book is the word of God. Logically they can’t all be correct (though they could all …

“Were you there?”

I’ve mentioned Ken Ham before here on the blog. He is chief loony president at “Answers in Genesis”, his fundamentalist Christian ministry. Like any good Christian fundamentalist, he believes in a young Earth and all things created by God as described in the first book of the Bible: Genesis. Most Christians have long abandoned a …