Alain de Botton is no stranger to controversy. His opinions on a myriad of subjects have stirred discussion in various philosophical communities. As a writer, television presenter, and entrepreneur, Alain can be said to be a man of many talents. But it was recently in a series of discussions pertaining to ‘Atheist safe spaces’ and … Continue reading Keeping up with the St. Joneses: Places of Atheist Worship
It’s an excellent practice to question ideas or proposed certainties, and not to adopt them into your own beliefs without sufficient evidence. Although everyone has their own standard of what fits ‘sufficient evidence’, based on their education and level of natural skepticism, this is a generally accepted principle in society. Not Your Average Dinner Conversation If … Continue reading Questioning Someone’s Faith: Poor Taste, Or Critical In Today’s World?
The pope’s 85 years old and retired. That makes sense, I’d retire too at that age, but it has been six hundred years since the last time that’s happened. By my estimation that means the last pope retired after he was 600 years old, or popes usually do their thing until they die. What’s different … Continue reading The Pope Jumped Ship
Sometimes people like to call other people sheeple, or refer to them as asleep. Urban Dictionary describes the word sheeple to mean, “People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own.” It’s vastly self serving to feel as if you are in the know, among the minority of people … Continue reading Sheeple: Overused And Self Serving
The Dawkins’ Scale can be found in ‘The God Delusion’, a highly recommended book for any religious folk with a seed of doubt. The scale is also for atheists looking to brush up on arguments and counterarguments, should they ever feel inclined to do battle on the intellectual landscape. I don’t agree with number 7. Atheism … Continue reading An Argument Against #7 on The Dawkins’ Scale