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Another convert?

March 21, 2010

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My students regularly amuse me.  Recently, one girl was asking me about science and we got onto the subject of horoscopes which I was quick to dismiss as patent nonsense.  “You don’t believe in horoscopes?”  she looked surprised (she clearly doesn’t know me very well.) “No, of course not.”  “Why not?”  “Well aside from the […]

Losing My Religion (How I became an atheist in 3 unholy chapters) Chapter 2

October 31, 2009

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I have no problem with Nativity plays. They are nice little pieces of warm fuzzy tradition and they teach teamwork, the art of line learning, speaking in public and all sorts of other skills. And the Birth Narrative of the Synoptic Gospels (minus Mark) is a great little story. It has plenty of characters, it […]

Losing My Religion (How I became an atheist in 3 unholy chapters) Chapter 1

October 31, 2009

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When I was 5 I was cast in the school nativity play. Not being a desperately attractive child, I was passed over for Mary and didn’t even manage a shepherd or a wise man. The staff at Olive Hill Primary school in 1986 obviously couldn’t spot talent when they saw it as it was decided […]