Metaphors can kill


Metaphors are a very powerful thing. They can dictate how we we see the world, and therefore how we behave. They can constrain our expectations of what will happen, and how it will happen. The metaphorical connotations of an idea shape and limit what can be said about it. [Read more...]

Atheist critiques of religion

"Wherever there is power, there is a temptation to encourage credulity in those who are subject to the power in question" - Bertrand Russell

I think the atheist critique does religions a great service – it’s like having an independent auditor to look at your work and check for shoddy bits. So how does Paganism measure up to the atheist yardstick? [Read more...]