I didn't expect it to be so funny!!
I've had (literal) laugh out loud moments (in public too!)
Very very interesting. And I can see now how it builds on works like "Jesus interrupted" - the revelation about the last 12 verses of Mark / Jesus being Angry / The Woman Caught in Adultery - is just scratching the surface of the complexity in the world of beliefs prior to the New Testament actually being written.
This book is utterly fascinating.
Photos from Da Vinci: Anatomist
"On the 6th of June 2012 - I travelled to London, Buckingham Palace, The Mall. To the Royal Galleries to see the newly opened "Da Vinci: Anatomist" exhibit. This was truly awesome, and luckily they let me take my camera inside.... It's taken me a while to…Continue
Chatting to a believer on facebook:
They had posted a status about their car. Thanks to a canny deal with the insurance this allowed them to pay off a loan outstanding and own their car completely, all the actions of which they attributed to the movement of the divine hand:
"we needed to give God another Acclamation (as He is due every moment of every day) for His next blessing in this saga. After giving us the value of the car in…Continue
Are you ready?
J: Reading City of God, and St. Augustine just used Greek philosophy/paganism to prove that Jesus Christ is the only sensible mediator between God and man.
Richard: Proof? oh please do let us hear it!
Random Interjection: You could read it for yourself, rather than…Continue
Earlier in March I posted a blog about an Indian skeptic who debunked a catholic miracle claim of holy dribbling statues as a leaky sewage pipe and so outraged the local cardinals - he was arrested.
That was bad enough.
It's now May and Sanal Edamaruku faces up the three years in…
Added by Richard Healy on May 9, 2012 at 1:31am — No Comments
Indian skeptic arrested and charged with "Blasphemy" for revealing the secret behind the "miracle" of the cross dribbling "Holy Water"
Sanal Edamaruku, an Indian skeptic, went to Mumbai and revealed that a "miraculous" weeping cross was really just a bit of statuary located near a leaky drain whose liquid reached it by way of capillary action. The local Catholic Church demanded that he retract his statements, and when he…Continue
Am going to spend this afternoon in the company of a friend from work, a muslim as it happens, and as part of Cambridge University's "Festival of Science" - I am going today to see a talk/debate: "
What Dread Sorcery is this?
I'm just wondering if it's a bug or if I've been gotcha'd by a moderator.
I've an inquiry in with the A|N Admin so we'll see where that goes. Meanwhile a more generalised question - is it just me or has anyone else experienced this?
I have been, in the past, accused of endlessly whining about religion generally and Christianity specifically and not doing more about it. I respond usually that my activism has included going on marches and writing to my MP.
Here is an example of a recent exchange between me and my MP on the reform of the house of lords which proposes an increase in the religious representation and not as I would prefer the removal of this anachronistic oddity and the advance of a secular…Continue
34 Photos from The ISS
I couldn't decide if my favourite was the shot of The Milky Way from beyond The Earth or the image of the Aurora - taken from what seems like inside the aurora!! or the sunset reflecting of The Caspian Sea.
Okay - that's my top 3 right there - but they are all of them absolutely awesome. Do your brain…Continue
I am going down to London to go see Sam Harris in an Intelligence Squared debate the "reverand" Dr Giles Fraser, Canon Chancellor of St Paul's Cathedral on the topic of where do our ideas about morality and meaning come from?
The last time I went to one of these it was the now legendary Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry Vs Anne Widdecombe and Archbishop John…Continue