Archive for the tag "atheist"
according to a survey Americans are not only geographically illiterate they are also largely ignorant of the thing that seems to matter to them the most
Posted: 2 October, 2010 in Education, Life, Religion, values.
Tags: America, atheist, Catholic, christ, Education, jew, mormon, protestant, public school, Religion, religious education, religious instruction, religious values, school, transubstantiation
On Saturday there was a “Protest The Pope” rally in London which 10-15,000 people attended and heard Richard Dawkins speak.
Posted: 20 September, 2010 in History, legal, Racism, Religion, Science, Video.
Tags: adam, atheism, atheist, buggery, catholic church, catholicism, Church, Dawkins, Geoffrey Robertson, heaven, hell, Hitler, inhumanity, London, original sin, papal visit, Pope, priests, protest rally, rape, Ratzinger, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, secularism, stalin, values, Video
Mothers and farters right around Australia are hailing the ascension of celebrity bogan, Julia Gillard, to the Prime Ministership.
Posted: 29 June, 2010 in Aussie Citizenship, Australian Politics, Australian Values, fun, Language, politics and government, values.
Tags: Aistralian values, atheist, Australian political values, Australian Politics, bogan, bogans, feminism, first dude, first man, first mate, fun, Gillard, government, Julia Gillard, Jullia, lodge, political values, politics, role model, satire, Tim Mathieson, women's lib, women's rights
To whet your appetite for this excellent podcast – well worth a listen – here are some excerpts from AC Grayling’s talk from the Global Atheists Convention
Posted: 4 April, 2010 in audio, Culture, History, Life, Media, Racism, Religion, Science.
Tags: atheism, atheist, Dawkins, Global Atheist Convention, Grayling, P Z Myers, Peter Singer, PZ Myers, Religion, Science, Science and Religion, Templeton
Easter messages: so little right, so little honesty, so much brushing aside of the child-abuse that is tearing apart the credibility of the church and its pope
Posted: 2 April, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, Culture, History, Life, lolcats, politics and government, Racism, Religion, values.
Tags: 10 commandments, Archbishop, atheism, atheist, Atheist Convention, australia, Australian religious values, Bishop, Britain, british empire, capital punishment, Cardinal, Catholic, Church, colonialilsm, Dawkins, delusion, Easter, family, Fisher, happy Ostara, History, icanhascheezburger, John Paul II, LOL, lolcat, marriage, paedophile, pedophilia, Pell, Pope, Religion, religious values, transportation
if Dennett and LaScola are right that belief is mostly aspirational for most people, it follows that few people actually do believe but merely wish they could
Posted: 21 March, 2010 in Religion, values.
Tags: agnostic, atheism, atheist, belief, christianity, creed, Daniel C Dennett, Danieol Dennett, Dennett, dogma, faith, LaScola, Linda LaScola, minister, pastor, preacher, priest, Tufts, unbelief
if you like your cause-and-effect “gee-whizzz!” then take a look at this falling dominoes video from OK, Go
Posted: 4 March, 2010 in Culture, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: atheism, atheist, Atheist Convention, Dawkins, dominoes, dominos, Grayling, mechanical device, mechanics, Melbourne, music, music video, OK Go, opera house, P Z Myers, Pharyngula, pop music, rock and roll, rock music, sydney opera house, this too shall pass
Cherie Blair, wife of the notorious war criminal, suspended the sentence of a man who broke another man’s jaw in a bank queue, because he is “religious”.
Posted: 16 February, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, History, Iran, legal, Life, politics and government, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: A. C. Grayling, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, Cherie Blair, Cherie Booth, christian, Dark Ages, Dawkins, Enlightenment, government, Grayling, History, Iran, Islam, law, legal, muslim, politics, rational, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, theocracy, theocratic, Tony Blair, values
P.Z. Myers has revealed his itinerary for his trip to Australia, where he’ll speak at the Atheist Convention, Melbourne, and visit some notorious Canberrans.
Posted: 16 February, 2010 in Medicine, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: atheism, atheist, Atheist Convention, atheist values, Australian religious values, Canberra, Global Atheist Convention, global religious values, jumbo, jumbo jet, Melbourne, P Z Myers, pain, Religion, religious values, Science, values
If you want to make a donation for Haitians and are a non-believer the Richard Dawkins Foundation has set up a facility to donate to non-religious relief organizations.
Posted: 17 January, 2010 in Australian Values, Life, Medicine, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: aid, atheist, disaster, disaster relief, earthquake, free thinker, Haiti, Medecins sans Frontieres, natural disaster, non-religious, red cross, sceptic, skeptic
“Do you think there’s a practical reason for having a religious belief?”
“Well there can’t be a practical reason for believing what isn’t true.”
Posted: 7 January, 2010 in Australian Values.
Tags: agnostic, agnosticism, atheism, atheist, belief, Bertrand Russell, dishonesty, evidence, God, godless, integrity, Karen Armstrong, morality, philosophical values, philosophy, pragmatism, Religion, religious values, Sam Harris, treachery, value, values, Video
religious zealots and catholic crackpots taking over civil society to spread their preposterous beliefs and protect their absurdities from public critical scutiny. So the Republic of Ireland has just brought in its new Blasphemy Law. Not everyone is happy about that, including Atheist Ireland which has published a list of 25 so-called “blasphemies”.
Posted: 2 January, 2010 in Australian Politics, Australian Values, comedy/humour, Culture, Education, History, Internet, Language, Life, Literature, politics and government, Racism, Religion, Science, values, Video.
Tags: Allah, atheism, atheist, Australian religious values, belief, beliefs, bible, blasphemy, buddhism, Catholic, christianity, Church, Feldman, Flying Spaghetti Monster, FSM, George Carlin, God, Ian O’Doherty, Irish religious values, Islam, Jahweh, jehovah, Lehrer, Marty Feldman, muslim, Old testament, P Z Myers, Pharyngula, Pope, pope benedict, priest, priesthood, profit, prophet, Quran, Religion, religious values, Richard Dawkins, Tom Lehrer, Torah, transubstantiation, values, vatican, Vatican Rag, vatican rag outrage, Zola
Harlan Ellison on religion: Ellison is a Sci-Fi writer with a boxfull of credits. He’s proof not every Sci-Fi writer is a religious nutcake like Elron Hubbard.
Posted: 12 December, 2009 in Culture, Life, Literature, Media, Religion, values.
Tags: atheist, belief, christianity, faith, God, Harlan Ellison, Hubbard, L. Ron Hubbard, Religion, religious values, sci-fi, science fiction, SF, values
PZ MYers says, “religion should be strong enough to stand against academic rudeness and mockery without this pathetic bleating for shelter from skepticism.”
Posted: 10 December, 2009 in Australian Values, Blogging, Life, Religion, Science, values.
Tags: Amanda Marcotte, apologist, atheism, atheist, Australian Values, belief, christianity, Dawkins, faith, Hitchens, Marcotte, Myers, Pandagon, Pharyngula, Prothero, PZ Myers, Religion, religious values, Sam Harris, values
reat news from the USA! Atheism is on the rise. But never mind. Ruthless biblethumpers can still make their millions for a while.
Posted: 3 October, 2009 in Australian Values, Life, Religion.
Tags: agnostic, America, atheism, atheist, Australian religion, Australian religious values, Australian Values, baptist, Catholic, civilisation, civilization, ethics, Europe, Fox, Fox News, merit, morals, organised religion, organized religion, protestant, Religion, religious values, USA, values, worth