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Penn Jillette: An Atheist’s Guide to the 2012 US Election

Jesus vs. Doctor Who

Posted: 9 November 2011 in life, television
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Jesus vs Doctor Who

Why does the church despise atheists?

Posted: 22 October 2011 in life
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Borrowed from Monicks: Unleashed – Thinking Critically

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Skeptics in the PubOn Wednesday 19 October Simon Singh will talking at Guildford Skeptics in the Pub. The event is taking place at The Star Inn, 2 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY.

Simon Singh, co-author of Trick or Treatment? Alternative Medicine on Trial is coming to Guildford to give a brand new talk on the subject of Science and the Media.

As many skeptics will no doubt be aware, Simon was sued by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA) for using the word ‘bogus’ in reference to certain claims they made about what they could cure. After an epic battle that took him to the High Court, Simon finally won the right to defend his comments as ‘fair comment’. On 15 April 2010, the BCA backed down and the law suit ended.

However, the fight doesn’t stop there and Simon is still supported by the ‘Sense about Science’ campaign who hope to keep libel laws out of science.

You can keep up with what Simon is up to here, and follow him on Twitter here.

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Guildford Skeptics in the Pub

The smallness of the human ego within the vast scale of the universe is humbling…

Skeptics in the PubOn Wednesday 21 September Prof. Chris French will talking at Guildford Skeptics in the Pub. The event is taking place at The Star Inn, 2 Quarry Street, Guildford, GU1 3TY

Prof. Chris French, Head of the Anomalistic Psychology Research Unit (founded by French in 2000) at Goldsmiths University in London is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and a Distinguished Supporter of the British Humanistic Association. He is also a fellow of the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry and co-edits The Skeptic (UK) magazine with Lindsay Kallis.

Prof. French has published hundreds of articles and contributed to several chapters on varied psychology topics. His principle research area is the psychology involved in belief in the paranormal and he has recently published a new book, Why Statues Weep: The Best of The Skeptic, co-edited by Wendy Grossman.

The talk for Guildford SitP on the 21st of September will present the results of his many carefully controlled investigations into anomalistic experiences, including extra-terrestrials, ghost-occupied dwellings, dowsing and telepathy.

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Atheism. Religion. People.

In the United States of America the religious leanings of an politician is a serious matter. Support will rise and fall depending on “how Christian” a candidate for office declares himself/herself to be. President Obama is currently in the midst of extolling his faith, not least to appease that bat shit crazies (a huge number of whom belong to the Tea Party) who believe he is a Muslim intent on destroying the American way of life (which for many consists of treating many of their fellow humans like crap).

In the UK the religious orientation of a politician is irrelevant to anyone with a modicum of common sense – in fact Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg, leaders of two of the three major British political parties are self-proclaimed atheists. Have they been hunted out of office by torch-wielding lunatics? Nope. Their beliefs, or lack thereof, are entirely their own business as is the case with anybody. As long as their viewpoints do not impact upon their policies or stance towards others who gives a shit if they are Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Atheist, Agnostic, etc, etc, etc.

To my mind Bush and Blair allowed their religious beliefs impact upon their decision making. After all when someone is as arrogant as them, with a complete faith in the afterlife, they’re not going to be too worried about getting men and women killed in droves in military service in pointless wars when there is a “paradise” waiting for them on the other side of the veil of death.