my conversion to a-religious agnosticism

I think I’m going to have do an uncool thing here.  I’m going to have to declare myself a big old woolly agnostic.  I don’t have a lack of belief in gods: I… Continue reading

realms of possibility

How an imaginary deity behaves? However you want them to behave. One of the arguments used by atheists to refute the existence of deities is that every religion that’s popped up has been… Continue reading

theism is natural

Like it or not, atheism is the default position. Theism is not automatic or inevitable. Theism is not natural. Theism is completely natural for the human race. I’m not an expert on anthropology,… Continue reading

the art of overthinking

If you won’t read the relevant material why should I have a conversation with you? I appreciate philosophy, I really do.  I like thinking about life, hearing new ideas and seeing things in… Continue reading

let’s hear it for the dogs

We got our first family dog when I was nine years old.  When he died ten years later I was totally devastated.  Grieving when other humans die is normal, but it’s a bit… Continue reading

magic moments

There is a great post about the burden of proof that I kind of disagree with, but really appreciate the long and entertaining discussion it has generated.  By far my favourite comment so… Continue reading

morality almost solved

I’m still trapped on morality.  I wanted to move on to theism being default, or the evil of eating animals, or how deities speak to people, but they’ll have to wait for another… Continue reading

serious questions

What do you do when you stumble across a blog of a sex-obsessed Catholic divulging the details of their daily struggle with porn?  Before any jokes roll in, it’s not titillating – it’s a seriously… Continue reading

a big bunch of bunkum

Sin. It’s the only battle you can win by surrendering. I’ve been really bothered recently by the notions of sin, obedience and morality. And I’ve realised why – the three of them are… Continue reading

the innocent allure of a hot drink

he really could have just wanted to speak to her There’s a bit of confusion in some sectors of the population, hopefully not many, about where the modern feminist expression of female sexuality… Continue reading