Thursday, 7 December 2017

On Ignosticism

'The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. By misuse, I mean that people who have never even glimpsed the realm of the sacred, the infinite vastness behind that word, use it with great conviction, as if they knew what they are talking about. Or they argue against it, as if they knew what it is that they are denying. This misuse gives rise to absurd beliefs, assertions, and egoic delusions, such as “My or our God is the only true God, and your God is false,” or Nietzsche’s famous statement “God is dead.”'

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Do I believe God exists?

Recently I was talking to a Christadelphian I’d not met before. It wasn’t long before the question came up, “Do you believe God exists?”

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

CrashCourse

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"