ozatheist on October 27th, 2007

3 words for you people: Chris Angel Mindfreak I saw his show for the first time last night and low and behold what did I see at the end of his show? You guessed it – a great big red A in a circle. Check out his online store Angel store. We have to dump [...]

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ozatheist on October 26th, 2007

Catholic Archbishop George Pell is out of touch on climate change. Pell’s out of touch with everything! One of Pell’s comments on the issue: “My task as a Christian leader is to engage with reality, to contribute to debate on important issues, to open people’s minds…” The article I’ve referenced was written by Anglican Bishop Browning, it’s [...]

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ozatheist on October 26th, 2007

The Knights Templar weren’t heretics after all, says the Vatican. Atheists aren’t a bad lot. I could have told Dan this, but he says it quite eloquently. Sweden to suppress religion in schools. Don’t we all wish this would happen everywhere? Technorati tags:   atheism,  atheist,  religion,  christianity,  news,  morality, 

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ozatheist on October 24th, 2007

I have seen blogs and comments where people decry that ‘we atheists’ mainly have a go at Christianity, we hardly ever complain about Islam. I guess there is some truth in this, but a truth that has mitigating circumstances. I have lived my whole life in predominately Christian countries, English is my first (and only) [...]

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ozatheist on October 24th, 2007

The Political Compass has a neat little test to see where you fit on the economic and social dimension, particularly as it relates to politics.  The resulting graph shows if you are Left or Right on the economic scale and Authoritarian or Libertarian on the social scale. Here’s where I ended up, just Left of the [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

Coming up to an election and we have to decide between Liberal’s John Howard and Labour’s Kevin Rudd. Both leaders have shown strong inclinations towards religion. Howard’s disapproval of gay marriages and holding talks with the Exclusive Brethren. Rudd has also not been shy in declaring his religious leanings, he’s also opposed to gay marriages [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

From ABC news it appears that our PM John Howard did a deal with US Vice-President Dick Cheney to release former Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. Now, you may not agree with what Hicks did, or did not do, but to have heads of government organising plea bargain deals instead of letting ‘due process’ function [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

Over at about.com Austin Cline has written about the significance of atheism. I particularly liked this section: Simply critiquing religion doesn’t accomplish much — and unfortunately, that is what occupies too much of the time of many atheists. The problem is, merely attacking religion won’t necessarily cause any changes either in peoples’ behavior or in [...]

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ozatheist on October 23rd, 2007

Everything you’ll ever need to know about God/Gods:  The Official God FAQ Godchecker – your guide to the Gods Technorati tags: god,  atheism,  atheist,  religion, 

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ozatheist on October 22nd, 2007

At Tiny Frog the question is asked: “Are comedians more likely to be atheist/agnostic?” I’ve also wondered, why would so many comedians be atheists? I have no empirical evidence for any of this, but here’s a few possible reasons: They are relatively smart They are widely read They question everything They see the funny side [...]

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