Just received the news that my documentary featured on randi.org, which is a website of James Randi. The article is written by Steven Novella, M.D., JREF’s Senior Fellow and Director of the JREF’s Science-Based Medicine project.
Excerpt: "Here is one skeptical effort that needs our support now: Deepak Gupta (not Chopra) is the founder of SavvySkeptic.com. He is producing a documentary film on homeopathy that will actually reflect reality. An indiegogo campaign is underway to provide some funding for distribution and marketing – please visit his page and take a look, and consider becoming a supporter, and also help spread the word.
Fellow skeptics often ask me how they can support skeptical activism even if they don’t have the time or experience to run a blog or podcast – this is how. As a community we need to get behind those who are producing this kind of content."
Thanks for the welcome! I certainly am going to enjoy "this internet world of rationality and peace that unites us all through common sense and freethinking wisdom". I live in a small coastal town in South Africa - very beautiful - but inhabited by an inordinate number of retired Dutch Reformed Church dominees (or as one of Graham Greene's characters called it, the Much Deformed Church) and their thin-lipped wives. Frankly, it's not their awful brand of evangelical religion that gets my goat, or even their self-righteousness and moral smugness. it's the utter tedium of their small religion-raddled brains. (Although they can be good sport for any out-spoken atheist!) So am very much looking forward to some lively discussions on this site!
p.s. thought you may be interested, i am a Bedford person , and lived as a small boy close to the gaol site that housed John Bunyan, twice i believe. An interesting mud raker for a christian, but definately brave to take on that most concieted of religious beaurocracy the church of england.
thank you kindly sir, i hope this site ( my first attempt at joining any forum) will be an enlightening tool, to share some opinions and indeed frustrations that being a life long atheist are surfacing in my middle age.
Hi Terence, thanks for your invitation to the various groups. My interests covers a wide range and its likely that I could comment on topics within all of the groups although as we all know time is the limiting factor.