I am no theologian, but I doubt that Catholic doctrine says that if you are in a hole you should keep digging.Â The Pope’s latest contribution to the ongoing scandals in his church is to dismiss criticism as ‘petty gossip’.Â There is nothing petty about people in positions of trust abusing children and for their […]
Entries Tagged as 'Religion'
February 25th, 2010 · 6 Comments · Life, Politics
This is not my question, but one asked on the front page of a free newspaper called Heart of West Sussex.Â The paper is a christian paper distributed around churches.Â Piles of the paper are left in the public areas of the Broadfield Community Centre.
February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized
I had an interesting message on Flickr to day.Â It was somebody asking if they can use one of my photos for something they are doing.Â As all my photos are published under a Creative Commons licence there really is no need to ask, but I do appreciate the courtesy when people do.Â This particular […]
January 22nd, 2010 · 2 Comments · Life
I am still reading the Atheist’s Guide to Christmas.Â Â I was already chuffed about the autograph and message from Ariane Sherine in the front, and had just greatly enjoyed the Richard Dawkins PG Wodehouse spoof and the Simon Singh contribution when I turned the page and found that the first page of the Phil Plait […]
January 21st, 2010 · Comments Off on Fame indeed · Life
I didn’t realise how well-connected Andrew at Wongablog is in Humanist circles.Â This evening I started reading the Atheist’s Guide to Christmas book that I was given at Christmas.Â I was already chuffed enough to find it signed, with a personal message, from Ariane Sherine and then I looked at the thanks section at the […]
I’m always a little worried about politicians having strong beliefs in god: you really want those in charge to make decisions based on logic rather than faith after all.Â Â But what caught my eye in this story about David Cameron’s beliefs is not what he says about religion but what he says about psychology: Politicians […]
October 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Life
A new priest in Brighton has described the place as “Britain’s most Godless city” and promised to sort that out.
September 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on Labour conference – day three · Politics
Day three started far earlier than I would have liked.Â In fact I was in the Hilton Metropole at a fringe event at a time when many delegates and visitors staying in Brighton itself had probably not got up.Â I was there for the British Humanist Society’s second annual ‘no prayer’ breakfst,
I went to a quiz night tonight, in aid of the Alpha people, which is a strange thing for an atheist to do I suppose, but they are nice people and I do enjoy a quiz.Â I was wearing my 25th anniversary Spizzenergi t-shirt – the one that says “1979-2004” on it so it looks […]
July 30th, 2009 · Comments Off on A plinth among men! · Life
A little while back I mentioned how Andrew from Wongablog was going to be appearing on the 4th plinth in Trafalgar Square as part of Antony Gormley’s One & Other project.Â I was a bit jealous about that, especially as he got allocated a prime slot (4pm on a Sunday) but I’m now hoping that […]