Peter Whiteley
  • Male
  • Chesterfield
  • United Kingdom
Share on Facebook
Share Twitter

Peter Whiteley's Discussions

Atheists as Scrooge- views on Pat Condell

Started this discussion. Last reply by David Ross Mann Dec 26, 2011. 3 Replies

I am a UK atheist but I celebrate Christmas albeit in a relatively secular way.  Christmas tree, family gatherings and presents.  Despite having a family involved in the church I don’t do any of the…Continue

Churches as history- do you donate?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sharon M Nov 22, 2011. 1 Reply

I visited Durham this weekend when the Lumiere Festival was on.  The four day festival has artworks made from light that transform the landmarks, streets, river and bridges of the city.  It included…Continue

Gifts Received

Gift

Peter Whiteley has not received any gifts yet

Give a Gift

 

Peter Whiteley's Page

Latest Activity

Ed commented on Peter Whiteley's blog post 'Just another Saturday.'
"Gather up the 1 liter soda bottles and some mulch to keep those crops happily watered. Just invert the bottle and stick it in the ground a couple inches. A short rod can be used to hold it upright.  Your priorities seem to be in order.…"
Feb 29, 2012
Peter Whiteley shared their blog post on Twitter
Feb 25, 2012
Peter Whiteley posted a blog post

Just another Saturday.

This morning I walked with my wife and our dogs to look at my wife’s new allotment.  It will take a lot of hard work to get things growing there!  We will have to do all the digging, planting and watering (there is no nearby tap for dry spells so we will have to be creative or lug vast amounts water there.)  There will be sun and some rain but I am not relying on anything supernatural to help me.I then sorted out a few things for my kids.  Having children was a lifestyle choice and I don’t…See More
Feb 25, 2012
Peter Whiteley replied to The Doctor's discussion 'God save the queen'
"I think Helen states it perfectly. For all that religion and particularly the Church of England is ingrained into the whole of our society it is largely irrelevant to most. I sing the National Anthem if it is played at a sporting event but it would…"
Jan 19, 2012
Peter Whiteley shared their blog post on Twitter
Jan 14, 2012
Peter Whiteley posted a blog post

UK Government stops funding of Creationist schools

It is beyond my ken that anyone can seriously argue that there is a modern scientific basis to the bible or any of the other religious texts that are at least hundreds of years old.  I can appreciate those tomes as sources for social history, as guides to anthropological development or steps to a modern moral framework.Although I have no faith I can grasp that the religious can cherry-pick stories for as virtuous examples or they can treat the texts as allegorical.  They can even try to extract…See More
Jan 14, 2012
Peter Whiteley replied to Elisha K.'s discussion 'What do I do?'
"Just about any rational approach.  Doing anything positive is better than meaningless superstition."
Jan 6, 2012
Peter Whiteley replied to Elisha K.'s discussion 'What do I do?'
"When my wife had cancer, my mother's church put her on the prayer list.  We both knew this would have no effect on her treatment and that her, eventual full remission, came about because of surgeons and oncologists.  However I, and I…"
Jan 5, 2012
Peter Whiteley replied to Robert Karp's discussion 'What is your personal verse?'
""Oh dear", says God.  "I hadn't thought of that", and promptly vanishes in a puff of logic.  Adams, episode 1, line 507."
Jan 2, 2012
Peter Whiteley commented on Steve Shives's video
Thumbnail

Five Stupid Things About Church

"@Clary Fernell It is one thing hearing the most musically accomplished and familiar carols sung by a trained choir, backed by an orchestra in a beautiful cathedral.  A rare dirge sung by a group of pensioners, complemented of a broken and…"
Dec 30, 2011
Peter Whiteley commented on Steve Shives's video
Thumbnail

Five Stupid Things About Church

"For me: The basic philosophy- we all know it is based on a superstitious myth.  It is the equivalent of a meeting about fairies, the Lock Ness Monster or UFOs; although in the latter case there might be a scientific discussion. The hymns-…"
Dec 28, 2011
Peter Whiteley replied to Peter Whiteley's discussion 'Atheists as Scrooge- views on Pat Condell'
"In the UK churches, whether the CofE or otherwise, receive no direct state funding.  Almost all are charities and so avoid paying business or property taxes.  They can also recover “gift aid” so in some cases get 20% of…"
Dec 26, 2011
Ron V commented on Peter Whiteley's blog post 'Greeting'
"Whereas, I have read the above, and whereas, you have proposed the above, please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes to you for the same. "
Dec 24, 2011
Peter Whiteley posted a blog post

Greeting

From me (the wisher) to you (hereinafter called the wishee). Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the  bogus religious persuasion of your choice, or preferably secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions and/or…See More
Dec 24, 2011
Peter Whiteley posted a discussion

Atheists as Scrooge- views on Pat Condell

I am a UK atheist but I celebrate Christmas albeit in a relatively secular way.  Christmas tree, family gatherings and presents.  Despite having a family involved in the church I don’t do any of the religious bits.  However I don’t feel threatened by that religious element as it has no effect on me.For that reason I sympathise with Pat Condell’s view in his latest video.  I live in a country with a state religion, where our Head of State is also head of the church and “Defender of the Faith”,…See More
Dec 23, 2011
Peter Whiteley replied to Skycomet the Fallen Angel's discussion 'Should I do it?'
"My Mother is a Worship Leader at her church (one step from ordination).  I do funerals and weddings but not christenings.  This means I have done one wedding, one funeral and my mother's service of confirmation in the last five or so…"
Dec 21, 2011

Profile Information

Your Religious Status
Atheist
Age
47-52
Relationship Status
Married
The religion you left
Christian
Twitter
https://twitter.com/#!/face_of_weevil

Peter Whiteley's Blog

Just another Saturday.

Posted on February 25, 2012 at 5:27pm 1 Comment

This morning I walked with my wife and our dogs to look at my wife’s new allotment.  It will take a lot of hard work to get things growing there!  We will have to do all the digging, planting and watering (there is no nearby tap for dry spells so we will have to be creative or lug vast amounts water there.)  There will be sun and some rain but I am not relying on anything supernatural to help me.

I then sorted out a few things for my kids.  Having children was a lifestyle choice and I…

Continue

UK Government stops funding of Creationist schools

Posted on January 14, 2012 at 3:11pm 0 Comments

It is beyond my ken that anyone can seriously argue that there is a modern scientific basis to the bible or any of the other religious texts that are at least hundreds of years old.  I can appreciate those tomes as sources for social history, as guides to anthropological development or steps to a modern moral framework.

Although I have no faith I can grasp that the religious can cherry-pick stories for as virtuous examples or they can treat the texts as allegorical.  They can even try…

Continue

Greeting

Posted on December 24, 2011 at 7:00pm 1 Comment

From me (the wisher) to you (hereinafter called the wishee). Please accept without obligation, implied or implicit, my best wishes for an environmentally conscious, socially responsible, politically correct, low stress, non-addictive, gender neutral, celebration of the winter solstice holiday, practiced within the most enjoyable traditions of the  bogus religious persuasion of your choice, or preferably secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular persuasions…

Continue

Soccer more important than Jesus? Religious views on Facebook.

Posted on December 1, 2011 at 6:19pm 3 Comments

Being British I am always stunned by the extent of religious influence among our immature cousins over the pond.  (I am also stunned when soccer is used to describe football but needs must.)

I am particularly shocked by the image given of the reach of the church in communities and of the fact that non-believers hide their atheism and have to encouraged to come out of the vestry.  Even in provincial England the churches have only a marginal influence on communities and certainly don’t…

Continue

Comment Wall (1 comment)

You need to be a member of Think Atheist to add comments!

Join Think Atheist

At 8:35pm on September 25, 2011, Robert Karp said…

Welcome to the Think Atheist community Peter!

 
 
 

Blog Posts

Creationists Dispute

Posted by Fouad on December 24, 2014 at 7:26am 2 Comments

Services we love!

We are in love with our Amazon

Book Store!

Gadget Nerd? Check out Giz Gad!

Advertise with ThinkAtheist.com

In need a of a professional web site? Check out the good folks at Clear Space Media

© 2014   Created by umar.

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service