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For the most part, Christianity in modern Britain (now that we are no longer burning non-believers at the stake) can serve a useful purpose. It gives those people who need it, and do not have the initiative to think for themselves, something to believe in that is fairly harmless when kept within our own society, … Continue reading
Throughout religious history, especially in the monotheistic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, in all their many manifestations and break-off sects, there has been a set of dogma that believers adhered to, often blindly believing that their holy books gave them direct instructions from their versions of God, through revelations of one or another prophet, … Continue reading
Religion provides a set of pre-formed beliefs that are not to be questioned, but if anything is clear about our world and our universe it is that we can be certain of nothing. Whilst that allows for the possibility that the faithful of some particular religion are exactly correct in what they think, progress has … Continue reading
She knew nothing of Bishop Berkley, Thomas Aquinas, Nietzsche, Thomas Paine, Gandhi, Marx, Plato, St Augustine, Russell, or any of the great thinkers of the past and the present. I knew that nothing I could say would make any difference, because reason was not involved. If someone does not think, you can’t argue with them.
To be gullible is to be easily deceived. It is the tendency to believe what we are told, without sufficient evidence, in circumstances that make it necessary for there to be evidence for the account to be accepted in normal circumstances. Now that’s a good definition, and you are welcome to look up ‘gullible’ in … Continue reading
How often prayers have substituted for action in matters of life and death is unknown but with the massive grip that religion still holds over millions of people, there must be hundreds of thousands of lives lost every year caused by people praying for help instead of doing the necessary. Continue reading