What does it feel like to fly over Planet Earth?
Man makes religion; it does not make man
Published Otago Daily Times, 30 October 2009 In a Faith and Reason column, published in the past few months in the Otago Daily Times, the writer – a pastor – started his discourse on religion by quoting Karl Marx as saying “Religion is the opiate of the people”. The problem is this quote is, strictly…
Science and Capitalism
Terence Kealey falls out of love with market myths at New Scientist and is descended upon by hordes of screaming libertarians (AKA self justifying plutocrats)
Religion is nonsense
As a non-expert citizen, my basic claim is this: Religion is nonsense. Often it is dangerous nonsense. The late American writer Kurt Vonnegut observed “say what you will about the sweet miracle of unquestioning faith. I consider the capacity for it terrifying.” I agree. The common religious belief in a “supreme being” is a psychological…