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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 […]

Language is a powerful thing…

September 18, 2008

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My last Edinburgh Fringe show received 9 reviews. Of these, five of them used the star system to quantify the quality of the performance. We had a one-star, a two-star, a three-star, a four-star and a five-star review. The full celestial gamut. This taught me two things. Firstly that the star system is hopelessly flawed […]