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Is religious proselytising on the rise in UK schools?

Graxan - 18 July 2012 3 Comments

Being unaware of religious advertising as a youngster, I am unable to say how much effort was put into religious indoctrination in decades gone by, but I am increasingly under the impression that...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, EDUCATION, RELIGION

Were you born an atheist?

Graxan - 24 December 2011 44 Comments

Christopher Hitchens often mentioned his first recollection of questioning the veracity of religious claims during nature class as a school boy, and referred to himself as being among a number of ...

TAGGED: ATHEISM, RELIGION

Anecdote vs. fact

Graxan - 20 September 2011 39 Comments

Something has been bothering me of late. In fact bothering may be a too unemotional word to use but let’s stay civilised, and I would guess many of you have already thought about this. Why is it...

TAGGED: CRITICAL THINKING, REASON

Assisted dying and ‘morality’

Graxan - 01 August 2011 28 Comments

Without a doubt the most traumatic experience in my recent memory is that of watching my mother slowly wither away in a hospital bed a victim, not only of cancer, but of our society’s morally weak...

TAGGED: LAW, MEDICINE, MORALITY

Turning to religion in later life

Graxan - 02 March 2011 4 Comments

I’m worried. My father has recently taken to attending Jehovah’s Witness meetings after apparently inviting them in for a cuppa. When I ask him why he's doing this, he offers little explanation...

TAGGED: FAMILY/FRIENDS/COLLEAGUES, RELIGION

Atheism in the workplace

Graxan - 20 December 2010 68 Comments

I bought Richard's book The God Delusion over a year ago. I wanted to see what all the fuss was about and perhaps arm myself with some excellent arguments for secularism. The problem is, I find I...

TAGGED: CENSORSHIP, SECULARISM