A Business in Charity Clothing

Jun 21, 2012 1 Comment by

It has been frequently remarked that churches show strong similarities to businesses. The evolution of such schemes is obvious: the church is set up so that people can gain better lines of communication to the core of their religion, but the church must be built and renovated, and its many services maintained, so it must [...]

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Monopoly on Marriage

Apr 03, 2012 Comments Off by

Sometimes people wonder why atheists, homosexual or not, take an interest in the equal marriage debate. The response is simple: the opposition to equal marriage frequently originates from religious beliefs. The argument which presently seems to dominate the debate is over who has the right to define marriage. This word ‘define’ is not one we [...]

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The Evolution of Religion

Oct 19, 2011 Comments Off by

It is becoming blindingly apparent that if the senior members of the older religions do not move to modernise their institutions’ standpoints, their institutions, and possibly religions, will die out. The major world religions are increasingly under siege from the fair-minded secular who dislike the conservative and sometimes tyrannical views. Religions are expected to keep [...]

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Should Atheists Have Their Own Holidays?

Aug 29, 2011 Comments Off by

It is frequently remarked, that as most major holidays in the western world have strong religious significance, atheists should not celebrate them. The two obvious ones are Christmas and Easter. The simplest response to this question is that both of these holidays have essentially very little religious significance left for the population as a whole. [...]

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Why So Patronising?

Aug 05, 2011 Comments Off

On many videos of debates, discussions, question and answer sessions and so on, it can sometimes be seen that a religious person will descend to the level of insults and offensive commands to try and enforce their point. A small number of people seem to like pressuring other people into agreement with fear or amateur [...]

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The Divisive Nature Of Religion – The “Us and Them” Mentality

Jul 10, 2011 Comments Off

Human beings possess the remarkably ability to always divide into two groups, or indeed, merge into two groups. Take rivalries between groups of people based on location for example. If there’s competition between two villages, they won’t get on. But as soon as you introduce a second pair of villages in competition with the first [...]

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Do Atheists Try To Convert People?

Jul 10, 2011 Comments Off

The phrasing of this title quite deliberately suggests something that atheists will probably dislike, and it’s the word convert. Convert brings up some rather evil connotations as it is usually used to refer to what are sometimes aggressive tactics used by a few pushy religious people. It’s often pointed out that atheists seem to want to [...]

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