January 17, 2021

Yes, despite only firing on three cylinders, due to a combination of being recently released from surgery and even more recently receiving a COVID vaccination, which put me to sleep for the afternoon, we managed to get both Ask an Atheist and Global Atheist News launched yesterday! Ask an Atheist is here:   https://youtu.be/lsdMUP2h4e0 and Global Atheist News is here: Obviously, they are both first attempts and therefore still in development – please be kind in your assessment! Many thanks to… Read more

January 15, 2021

Two shows were postponed last week due to my ill health: Ask an Atheist, and Global Atheist News. They are both launching tomorrow, Saturday 16th January 2021, on the Atheist Alliance International YouTube channel and Facebook page! I join with Chris Atlee on the other side of the globe for Ask an Atheist at 09:00 UK, 22:00 Sydney time, when we will take your questions live online.  We are aiming to address ‘Morality’ on this occasion.  See yesterday’s post for… Read more

January 14, 2021

Well, out of hospital anyway…  There’s still some distance to go but I can get to my desktop so I will start making trouble again! First, let me pay a big tribute to the UK National Health Service. Those guys are fantastic, I was looked after and treated by various experts of many different ethnic origins from most continents – a British hospital is as global as Atheist Alliance International! And it’s FREE!  Of course I paid into it for… Read more

January 12, 2021

Apologies for the interruption to service. I’ve been hospitalized in agony with an 8.5mm kidney stone, still not resolved. As you can imagine, this affected the launch of the Ask an Atheist show and the Global Atheist News show originally scheduled for launching on Saturday 9th January 2021. Fortunately I have lots of posts ‘in the can’. This is a reminder of what to expect when I’m back in the saddle…   Christians and Muslims often claim that morality is… Read more

January 8, 2021

Apologies for the interruption to service. I’ve been hospitalized in agony with an 8.5mm kidney stone, still not resolved. As you can imagine, this affected the launch of the Ask an Atheist show and the Global Atheist News show originally scheduled for launching on Saturday 9th January 2021. The following is the post that was intended to go be published last Friday. (Fortunately I have lots of posts ‘in the can’)   Christians and Muslims often claim that morality is… Read more

January 7, 2021

Following a rally in Washington, in which Trump told his followers to fight and said, “I know you’re going to march to the Capitol”, a large crowd of his supporters stormed the building and almost attained access to the chamber.  A woman died from a gunshot and three others died from medical emergencies.  https://edition.cnn.com/2021/01/06/politics/us-capitol-lockdown/index.html It cannot be ignored that Trump has courted the Christians.  There was the famous walk across Lafayette Square to be photographed holding a Bible in front… Read more

January 6, 2021

  Ok, I made a contentious statement in order to start a debate. And I got one! Steve came back to me with, “Of course it is!” So I conceded, “For conceptualizing, yes; for concluding, no.  The end of an argument is the beginning of an investigation, unless the argument isn’t testable, in which case it’s just a waste of time…” Steve said, “Argument is the method through which all and every conclusion is obtained.” Me, “That’s what they used… Read more

January 5, 2021

As promised, we are launching two weekly shows on Saturday 9th January 2021.  They will both be streamed to the atheist alliance international YouTube channel and Facebook page. Ask an Atheist goes live at 09:30 UK, 20:30 Sydney time and at all timezones in between.  It is a live interactive show for viewers to ask questions and get immediate answers. We have Historian Chris Atlee to deal with your questions about ancient scriptures and ex Science teacher John Richards to… Read more

January 4, 2021

  Ignorance is not bliss.  Knowledge is comforting, it makes us feel safe, secure, and stable.  So, we strongly desire explanations and understanding: answers!  It is unsatisfying to have to accept ignorance, and some people find that difficult to live with. Obsessing about unanswered questions makes them into problems, which is bad for our health.  If answers are not forthcoming, the temptation is to look for closure in myth. When you put the desire for solution alongside two other human… Read more

January 3, 2021

It is inarguable that we are all born without a religion. Let’s face it, at birth, our brains haven’t even learned how to use our eyes yet, so there is no way we can have mastered an ideology! After all, nobody in their right mind claims that we are born with an affiliation to a political party do they? It’s what happens next that matters…  Somebody fills our heads with nonsense, that’s what.  They do it in an attempt to… Read more




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