Remko Wagemakers's Blog (3)

The Dutch perspective

As promised, regarding the comments on my previous blog entry.

 

First of all, an excerpt of the article regarding Dutch scientists and their believe systems.

 

Scientists godless 

 

Of all Dutch scientists, 44 percent consider themselves to be atheists. Scientists are irreligious much more often than the rest of our population, fourteen percent of which says they’re atheists. As far as their…

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Added by Remko Wagemakers on September 19, 2011 at 2:52pm — 2 Comments

My youth, or: Losing my faith.

Something more about me.



I grew up in the town of Bunschoten-Spakenburg in the center of Holland, and have many fond memmories about that time. Despite the fact that I went to a Protestant-Christian primary school, complete with Bible stories every monday by the teacher, which I always looked forward to, and learning Psalms (and saying/singing them to the teacher), which I hated, but not because I didn't believe in God, just because I didn't wanted to do that. 



My…

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Added by Remko Wagemakers on September 16, 2011 at 2:54pm — 4 Comments

What is an atheist?

Although I'm an atheist for some time now, I recently started 'outing' myself by wearing the Scarlet A, this brought up a lot of talk on my work. People there don't quite understand exactly what an atheist is. Some of them don't believe in a God either, and thus are atheists, but don't want to be put 'inside a box'. I wasn't in the mood to explain to him that this was the same as being straight, gay or bisexual.



Someone even said that atheists are opposed to governments as well.… Continue

Added by Remko Wagemakers on September 13, 2011 at 12:26pm — 7 Comments

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