Posts that comment on religion in particular…
Biblical Story – The religious like their stories. Not having this privilege as an atheist I thought I’d give it a go anyway.
It’s a Kind of Magic – No it’s not the Queen song. This is a theist supporting the atheist argument.
The Problem of Evil – Why it’s not a problem…
The Problem with Faith – Carrying from The Problem of Evil.
God and Analogies – How analogies work, or don’t, in debates about God; with my own crack-pot God analogy.
Perfection – in religion; a misconception about vague notion. God is not perfect.
Religious Symbols – In state institutions.
Slight of Hand with Faith – A review of a Stephen Law post on faith.
Is Religion Dangerous? – Four conditions that can make it so.
Crush on Christ – The overwhelming love of Christ.
God and Linux – A half baked theology (nothing new then)
Baggini on the ABC – Pointer to the ABC putting his foot in it.
Imprecatory Prayer – Why extremists don’t need violence if it works.
Some Notes On Theism – What it says.
They’re Up The Wall – No women allowed.
The God Illusion – Or cardboard cut-out
Jesus & Mo – Religious Privilege and hypocracy.
Jesus and the Batman Gospels – The various Batman artists have produced variations on the Batman theme that echo variations in the treatment of that other fictional character, Jesus, in the Christian gospels.
Wager on an Atheist’s God – Pascal’s wager has been concerning me. What can an atheist do to counter it?
Supernatural v Natural – Does this distinction make sense? And what about the hypernatural?
Can Faith Ever be Rational? – This is a response to that direct question. TL;DR: No.
The Liar’s Holy Book – Your book, your god’s revelation, cannot contain the proof of the truth of its own claims. You have to presuppose a god that does the revealing; and a presupposition isn’t proof of anything, it’s you making shit up.
Justin Welby’s Easter, Dishonest or Dumb? – Justin Welby gives his 2017 Easter sermon, and it is as full as an empty Easter egg – sugary sweetness on the outside, and empty void within. Can he really be this dumb? Or is it dishonesty?
You should read the Quran. Why? – Islamic specialism seems to presume I’d be enlightened by one particular holy text, but not by others. I’m an atheist that doesn’t see any merit in holy books that claim to be inspired by or revealed by imaginary friends. I don’t swallow the presuppositional existence of a deity that such inspiration or revelation demands. There are just too many religions, and sects within religions, to make ANY of the claims credible – and there is NEVER any evidence to back up the claims. …