Sunday, 16 July 2017

Thoughts on the Sunday School Prize Giving

Today was the occasion of the Sunday School Prize Giving at my family’s meeting. One of my kids particularly wanted to see me there so I agreed that I would arrive after the breaking of bread meeting was over while some people stayed for a picnic lunch prior to the prize giving in the afternoon.

A conversation

Atheism for Lent led me into another Facebook group that is made up from a similar cohort of people; those who have or are deconstructing their previous religious ideas. As part of that I agreed to having a recorded face to face conversation to be shared online. I thought I'd post the resulting chat on my blog here for those who may be interested...

Tuesday, 20 June 2017


I've previously posted a YouTube by Hank Green, one of the VLogBrothers, his brother being John. Well, as you can imagine from a couple of talented guys they do other stuff too, so keep a look out for them (and their friends).

One of the things they do is run another YouTube channel called 'CrashCourse'. It's a great resource for learning...well...stuff. Take a look and see if they have anything on a subject that interests you. Here three videos that interest me because they relate to some of life's big questions:

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Good Without God?

The BBC World Service runs a programme called 'Heart and Soul' which describes itself as, "a weekly half-hour programme that has the scope and understanding to explore different experiences of spirituality from around the world. Whether examining religious faith or any other belief-system, the programme talks to believers and non-believers, and tries to get beyond superficial notions of spirituality and religion"

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Atheism for Lent

I’d never done anything for Lent before this year. Obviously I knew about lent and as a child I looked forward to ‘pancake day’, but being a Christadelphian, and therefore not following the church calendar, it wasn’t really something on my radar to actively take part in. This year was different, this year I decided to join an online course where a group of people spent a short time each day reflecting on a critique of theism, with the aim of throwing out the superfluous.

Sunday, 30 April 2017

The most beautiful emotion

The most beautiful emotion we can experience is the mystical. It is the sower of all true art and science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger ... is as good as dead. To know that what is impenetrable to us really exists, manifesting itself to us as the highest wisdom and the most radiant beauty, which our dull faculties can comprehend only in their most primitive forms - this knowledge, this feeling is at the centre of all true religiousness. In this sense, and in this sense only, I belong to the ranks of devoutly religious men.

- Albert Einstein