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Donald Trump and the Evangelical Christian Nationalists

Amongst all modern US presidents, Donald Trump stands out for his dishonesty, ignorance, and lack of morality. There’s hardly a demographic that he hasn’t upset as a result of his boorish behaviour. So you’d think that a group that claims to be the moral compass of the planet would reject him and everything he stands for. Instead, Evangelical Christians have taken him to their bosoms... read more

My Picks for Top Tweets: 14 September 2017

As an atheist, I don’t have much time for religion. There are, of course, many believers who are important people in my life. I even have a god-daughter – despite my atheism her parents consider me to be a person who can be a good example to her. That doesn’t stop me posting multiple tweets attacking religion. It’s the institutions and its leaders I have a problem with. However, I... read more

Is Islam a Feminist Religion?

Short answer: No, Islam is not a feminist religion. There are more and more women who are trying to convince us Islam is feminist. Their logic seems to be they’re feminist, they’re Muslim, therefore Islam is a feminist religion. But as we all know, correlation doesn’t equal causation. In my opinion, these women are trying to convince themselves as much as anyone else. The latest attempt... read more

Simon’s Cat: Cat Yoga and … Witchcraft

This new Simon’s Cat video, Cat Yoga, came out several days ago but I’ve been too busy to post it. It’s more than 35 years since I did yoga so I don’t remember much about it, but some of the names here seem familiar. I do remember the Downward Dog, which, of course has a new name here – Downward Cat! 17 August was Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the real life Simon, Simon... read more

In Defence of Jerry Coyne

Over the last couple of weeks a series of articles has been appearing in the US media attacking biologist Jerry Coyne. They’re in response to a post on his own website, Why Evolution Is True (WEIT). On 13 July 2017 he wrote ‘Should one be allowed to euthanize severely deformed or doomed newborns?‘ This wasn’t the first time the subject has come up for discussion on WEIT. He’s... read more

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