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Are Agnostics a subset of Atheists?

From a discussion on Facebook that I will put my response here:   Gnosticism is a statement of special supernatural knowledge. If you are Gnostic you have special supernatural knowledge. If you are agnostic you don’t have special supernatural knowledge.Theism is the belief in a deity or deities. If you are a Theist you believe in […]

The Easter Story

Now we all know about the Easter story in one form or another, but I wanted to stay true to all of the Biblical accounts, to really get a grasp of what actually happened. Below is my effort: Key: Matthew- Mt Mark- Mk Luke- Lk John- Jn 1 Corinthians- 1 Cor Crucifixion After his sentence, […]

Saudi Arabia proclaims that all Atheists are terrorists

Article 1: “Calling for atheist thought in any form, or calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based.” Article 2: “Anyone who throws away their loyalty to the country’s rulers, or who swears allegiance to any party, organization, current [of thought], group, or individual inside or outside [the […]

Why wouldn’t we care for the sick without Christianity?

I was listening to Radio 4’s Beyond Belief yesterday episode “Are Institutions in Decline” and Rev Sam Wells makes a point to say that without the church there is no argument for caring for people that can’t be cured (at about 28:25). This really made me angry, as an atheist I believe that everyone should be […]

Top 5 Challenges to a Nonbeliever

1. What if you are wrong? Ah, good old Pascal’s Wager. What have I got to lose? If God doesn’t exist and we all die with nothing to look forward to, what does it matter? But, if God does exist and we don’t believe, we go to hell. If your God is who you say […]

How much Christ is in Christmas?

In short, not a lot. To get you into the festive mood, in this article I’m going to explore a few traditions associated with Christmas and see where they really originate from. Date Let’s start with arguably one of the most important aspects of the season. You’d think that, when celebrating the birth of an […]