Wednesday, 23 December 2009


This is a proposed recovery program for those afflicted by religion.

1. We admitted that we were no longer powerless over religion and that it had made the world unmanageable.

2. Came to recognize that there are many powers greater than us but mystical beings weren't one of them.

3. Made a decision to use our lives and wills in way that fostered rational benefits for ourselves and all inhabitants of the planet.

4. Made a list of all the good reasons to reject religion.

5. Admitted to ourselves and proclaimed to others the exact nature of the wrongs caused by religion.

6.Sought ways to in which we could help to irradiate these evils, recognizing that no contribution is too small.

7.Proudly declared the importance of rationalism.

8.Made a list of the persons and peoples harmed by religion.

9.Made a direct effort to confront these evils, except were doing so would increase the harms.

10.Continued to survey the damage of religion.

11.Sought ways to consciously improve our understanding of rational and compassionate approaches to life.

12. Having freed ourselves from religion, as a result of these steps, tried to carry this message to those afflicted by religion, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

It is worth pointing out the about half the original members of AA, on which these steps are based, were either agnostic or atheist.

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Deck the halls with books by Dawkins

Deck the halls with books by Dawkins,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Tis the season to read Hitchens,
Fa la la lal la, lal a la la.

Don we now our gay apparel,
Fa la la la la, la la la la la.

Yes that really is the line,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Read the letter sent my Harris,
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Sing for Dennett, join the chorus,
Fa la la la la, la la la la

Follow me in merry measure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

While I tell of godless pleasure,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Fast away religion passes,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Hail the godless lads and lasses,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Deck the halls with books by Dawkins,
Fa la la la la, la la la la.

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

Brief Arguments against God and Religion

These are tweets or adaptions from tweets and are offered as brief arguments for Atheism.

How can the slow torturous death of a first century mystic help anyone, let alone save the world?

If God wants to be my friend why does he encourage so much genocide in the Bible. Sorry I don't want that kind of friend.

If God did exist what would he say to the honest Atheist at the gates of heaven- "You should have lied and pretended to believe

There's no more evidence for God than Santa Claus. The strange think is that some adults think it makes sense to believe
in one and not the other.

If those who use God as the explanation for what is Good, are to be honest, they must also use him to explain what is bad.
That outweighs the good.

The genius of Douglas Adams was well illustrated in his Atheism

Atheism is the only honest response to the confusion caused by religions without evidence.

Atheism is the the natural outcome of honestly examining how the World is. The idea of God has neither has no foundation in reality.

Hatred of Atheists is the last refuge of those who have no intelligent justification for their belief system.

you think God gives you what you pray for, you need to explain why he ignores the cries of starving children and allowed the holocaust.

An Agnostic on the border of Atheism is someone gradually emerging into the light of reason.

If Atheism is a religion so is the non belief in Santa Claus.

The Atheist can't find God for the same reason no one can find the Tooth Fairy. Neither exists.

If God exists why did he give humanity enough free will for genocide but not to solve world hunger?

When someone says they love God, what do they mean? Aren't they just saying that they love their own imagined ideal being.

There is no relationship between belief and reality. Believing something makes it neither true or false.

If God exists and is all powerful and knowing, he intentionally created humans knowing they were more likely to kill than feed the world

To compare religion to Atheism is like comparing a tsunami to a calm sunny afternoon. The absence of terrible weather is not another storm