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If you suspect that I am rather proud of the titles of my posts, you would not be wrong.  They are as pretentious as I am.  593 more words

The Nuance of Choice

Before there was Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens, there was Anthony Flew. For most of his career, Flew was a strong advocate of atheism …. But then he changed his mind. 943 more words



When I was young and studying philosophy at Edinburgh University I remember becoming excited about the figurative use of prepositions; they seemed to crop up everywhere, openly and in disguise as Latin prefixes, in uses that clearly were not literal. 2,775 more words



So the title of this post is possibly a little misleading.

Maybe, ‘My lack of beliefs’ would be more fitting.

I’m not writing this with the idea in mind of offending anyone/ to push my viewpoints upon other people for what I choose to believe. 671 more words


Religion & Community (1/2): is it a hive switch?

If religion becomes a cause of dislike, hatred and division, it were better to be without it, and to withdraw from such a religion would be a truly religious act.

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Book Reviews

Understanding Religion's Ubiquity: Why We Created Gods

Of all the creatures who had yet walked on Earth, the man-apes were the first to look steadfastly at the Moon. And though he could not remember it, when he was very young Moon-Watcher would sometimes reach out and try to touch that ghostly face rising above the hills…

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The Waterboy and Ken Miller: Compartmentalization or No?

In my son’s continuing education of comedy movies from when I was younger, I watched The Waterboy with him. I had long relegated it to the “Adam Sandler after his prime” era of movies when I noticed one day that there seemed to be a great deal of love for the movie among people I worked with. 1,070 more words