Are the Ten Commandments moral?

In 1956, director Cecil B. DeMille treated the world to his epic interpretation of the story of Exodus, where God leads the Jewish people out of bondage in Egypt. Even if you’ve never seen the “The Ten Commandments“, most people will remember the iconic scene where Mozes, played by Charlton Heston, comes down from Mount […]

How to be a freethinker

In 1637, René Descartes published his work Discourse on the Method. In this work, Descartes discusses philosophical skepticism, doubting everything until arriving at truth which he considers to be so self evident as to be beyond discussion. This tome is the source of what is perhaps the most famous philosophical statement ever made: “Cogito, ergo […]

Has religion ever been less relevant?

The current corona pandemic worsens, claiming more victims and forcing countless millions to self-isolate. As of writing this, the World Health Organization reports just short of 2 million confirmed cases and over 123.000 deaths worldwide. The race is on to find a cure or a vaccine and governments the world over struggle to find ways […]

Lucifer’s Tongue tickles Dutch Christians the wrong way

In The Netherlands, somewhere along highway A6 in the windy province Flevoland, stands a statue in the shape of an oval. It was revealed in 1993 and has been the subject of some controversy. That’s all due to the name of the work of art. When artist Ruud van de Wint saw his work, it […]

Agatan foundation

When I began exploring positions against religious belief, it wasn’t long before I discovered the Youtube channel of the Agatan foundation. Here is where I first found videos featuring compilations of debates and arguments from atheists and non-believers. It is the channel that introduced me to Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Matt Dillahunty and others. I […]