I have not but am feeling good at the moment cos been talking to an American girl who was already questioning her faith and recommended some books which she said really helped. She'd posted a…Continue
I am in the UK where RE is broadly Christian and my daughter's school is taught by a vicar and a Christian and stories about floods and rivers of blood and killing the first born sons caused her to…Continue
I am sure you will be aware that today the Prime Minister said that politics need God.'Mr Cameron said: “I have never really understood the argument some people make about the church not getting…Continue
I am in the UK and was raised by atheist parents. Despite this I became a Christian due to RE lessons at school and was then terrified that my parents would go to Hell. I spent my childhood being…Continue
I am frequently accused of being aggressive, bullying and 'looking for arguments' mostly with Christians but the odd Muslim and Hindu too because I seek out theistic claims made online in news articles, blogs and on discussion forums and challenge them. Is this fair? If theists claim that they have an immortal soul which will experience eternal bliss or eternal torment and that they are made in the image of a god who is interested in everything they do, this is one thing. However, they also…Continue
Christianity, context and moral relativism.
For this argument I am not claiming that moral relativism is a good or bad thing (its all relative XD) but Christian apologists frequently claim that is an atheist/humanist concept and inferior to an absolute morality that comes from the word of God?
However, Christians also frequently claim that atheists take the actions of the Christian god out of context when we criticize his advocacy of slavery, rape, child sex abuse and genocide…Continue
Having had a particularly bad morning with my 8 year old daughter who, despite being the most intelligent, beautiful and lovable child in the history of humanity, does have a tendency to have some fairly unbearable moments, I emailed my favourite evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa. I asked him why children should have evolved the fairly universal parental-insanity inducing behaviours of incessant talking about absolutely nothing, arguing with everything (for my daughter this morning…Continue
Is there a link between religion and mental illness?
By Helen Pluckrose
I would argue that there is and intend to demonstrate this by showing the way children are raised in the Christian faith, giving statistical evidence of the correlations between Christianity and social problems and detailing the mental illnesses which exist only in…Continue