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Is the fact that so many people believe religious rubbish necessarily so bad that we need to actively work against them? What harm do they do? By...
All religions depend on a particular kind of faith, the belief in something in the absence of, and in fact counter to, credible evidence for its...
In yesterday's post I tried to understand what makes agnosticism different from atheism from agnosticism in any logical or observable way, and did...
I must admit that I find agnosticism puzzling. For me, agnosticism is harder to understand than atheism or religious belief. By Mano Singham There...
At one point in his inaugural address, Barack Obama started using familiar language in calling for national unity, saying "We are a nation of...
The post dealing with starting the Year of Reason resulted in a very lively discussion, generating nearly forty comments. I took part in the...
As regular readers will have noted, I have kept hammering at the idea that the claim that god exists is an existence statement and that to assert the...
In my recent post on the need to stop giving the 'benefit of clergy', I argued that we should not allow the notion of 'respect for religion' to be...
Young Australians are becoming increasingly a generation of non-believers, according to an analysis of the 2006 census. Secularisation is an...
My post on how we should implement the Year of Reason by asking religious people why they believe in god provoked quite a spirited back-and-forth in...

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