And a happy Yuletide to one and all…

Oh dear…  America, in the spirit of religious intolerance usually reserved for Muslims (completely ignoring the religious freedoms enshrined in the 1st amendment to its own constitution – the freedom of religious belief posits, also, the freedom to not believe), is now getting itself in a snit  about atheists.

The American Humanist Association, who seem to be a singularly humourless bunch, have launched a multi-media ad campaign comparing quotes from humanists and atheists to quotations from the Bible and the Qur’an, which is pissing off an awful lot of people.

No surprise there, but why only Continue reading

An atheist sermon…

Julian Baggini has preached an atheist sermon in Westminster Abbey, in the belief that, if we have the will, we can all get along. Well, leaving aside the massive and bizarre incongruity of such an event, in such a place, I’m inclined to agree.

As an atheist, I’ve always got along with believers. Were I Dawkins I might say that they’re entitled to their favourite fairy tale – where we differ Continue reading