Daily Archives: 21/12/2010

People are more likely to die in U.S. on Christmas Day than any other day of the year

Happy holidays: Shock study finds people more likely to die in U.S. on Christmas Day than any other day of the year  A new study has baffled researchers after revealing U.S. citizens are more likely to die on Christmas Day … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events

John Haldane rips into Stephen Hawking’s amateur philosophical musings

Philosophy Lives: Why Stephen Hawking’s attempt to banish natural theology only shows why we need it by John Haldane What of spontaneous creation?  When Aquinas and others in the Western natural theology tradition argued from the character of the universe … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Sciences

G.K. Chesterton refutes Richard Dawkins

‘We are machines built by DNA whose purpose is to make more copies of the same DNA . . . It is every living object’s sole reason for living.’ ~ Richard Dawkins ‘It is as if a man were asked, … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism

C.S. Lewis and the false Anscombe legend

The False Anscombe Legend As a result of his exchange with Anscombe, Lewis came to believe that his formulation of his argument was flawed, [but] the claim that he believed the argument to be fully refuted is an urban legend, … Continue reading

Posted in C. S. Lewis, Inklings, Philosophy

Quote of the day: Glenn Peoples on Ricky Gervais’ hearsay evidence for atheism

‘Ricky Gervais has heard (where he heard it, we’re not told) that the definition of God is a logical impossibility.  He doesn’t give any reasons for believing that it’s true, he simply tells us that he’s heard it.  But so … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Philosophy, Quote of the Day

Why Ricky Gervais is a comedian and not a philosopher

This is well worth your time: Why Ricky Gervais is a Comedian and not a Philosopher  It’s interesting to read Gervais’s own account of how and why he became an atheist: ‘But anyway, there I was happily drawing my hero … Continue reading

Posted in Philosophy, Popular Culture, Society

More fundie idiocy: ‘Rapture’ supposedly on May 21, 2011

She’s cruisin’ to the Rapture: May 21, 2011 RALEIGH — From her Subaru, a car painted as white as the fourth horse of Revelation, Allison Warden proclaims that Jesus Christ shall return May 21. As in 151 days from now. … Continue reading

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The Red Cross charity organization bans Christmas displays

The Red Cross bans Christmas Christmas has been banned by the Red Cross from its 430 fund-raising shops. Staff have been ordered to take down decorations and to remove any other signs of the Christian festival because they could offend … Continue reading

Posted in Secularism

A photograph that sums up what this pope is all about

Posted in Christian Churches