ATHEISM AND HUMANISM ARTICLES & FEATURES 

 

ARE ATHEISTS SATANISTS? Responses to absurd accusations made by religious fundamentalists.

ARK ARK –WHAT A LARK - CREATIONISM 'ARK! 'ARK! WHAT A LARK! Creationists under fire. Debunking the Noah's Ark legend.

BIBLE REVIEWS - Line by line, chapter by chapter analysis of the Old & New Testaments.

CREATIONISM - CREATIONISM 'ARK! 'ARK! WHAT A LARK! Creationists under fire. Debunking the Noah's Ark legend.

CREATIONISM - -THE COSMIC FAIRY  Review of Arthur Atkinson's book on Darwinian ideas.

DARWIN, CHARLES -- DARWIN, BRADLAUGH & KROPOTKIN-The lives of three of the most important Victorian atheists and Humanists reviewed.

DEATH - on mortality, grief, and mourning. 

DOCTOR WHO AND RELIGION RELIGION IN DR. WHO. - Treatment of faith in the popular science fiction series.  

DRINKS AFTER THE MEETING - DRINKS AFTER THE MEETING - Short dramatic play in which Two Humanists argue about whether Humanists should spend all their time fighting religion, or tackle other social issues instead.

EGYPTOLOGY - EGYPTOLOGY- Talk by the Manchester based Ancient Egypt Studies Society.

EVIL - What is evil? Why doesn't God do anything about it? A no-holds barred look at the terrible things humans do to one another and possible solutions to the problem.

EVIL PART TWO  (Conclusion of the essay given above)

THE FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER Spoof religion that has become very popular anti-creationist propaganda See also HOW TO BUILD YOUR OWN FLYING SPAGHETTI MONSTER A useful if unlikely atheistic costume prop.  

FREE WILL -Do we have free will, or is everything we do somehow determined by either divine forces, or by environmental and social pressures?

 FREEMASONRY -Humanist views on The Freemasons JOHN PHILIMORE Leading freemason's response to my article on Freemasons.

GOD FOR A DAY - GOD FOR A DAY what would the ideal Universe be like if I had created it? 

 HOMOPHOBIA IN THE WORKPLACE  Facing up to the anti-gay lobby

HOMOSEXUALITY -THE GAY & LESBIAN HUMANIST ASSOCIATION (GALHA) - - Important - Important talk on gay rights from the files of the GM Humanist.  

HOW WE SHOULD ANSWER QUESTIONS OF GOD’S EXISTENCE 

HUMAN NATURE HUMAN NATURE Just what makes us Human? With reference to Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing and the Turing Test procedure.

HUMANISM AND SPORT - SPORT AND HUMANISM - Why I hate sport of all kinds.

HUMANISM ON TELEVISION /essay-humanism.on.television.htm 

HUMANIST CEREMONIES  Non-religious weddings, baby namings and funerals.

HUMANIST HISTORY - HISTORY - A list of the Events and meetings of the Greater Manchester Humanist Group since it's creation in 1993.

THE HUMANIST MOVEMENT - SILOISM THE OTHER HUMANISTS - The Siloist Cult who call themselves The Humanist Movement.

HUMANISM’S PRECURSERS - PRECURSERS - Stoics, Sceptics, Cynics and Epicurean philosophers in ancient Greece - Were they the ancestors of Humanism?

HUMANIST ASSOCIATION, BRITISH - DISTINGUISHED SUPPORTERS

HUMANISM AND POLITICS HUMANISM & POLITICS   - Is Humanism political?

HUMANISTS - WHY WE ARE HUMANISTS - Questionnaire feedback report on being agnostics, & Humanists means to us.

INTELLIGENT DESIGN FLAWS - Arguments against the idea that the World is too complicated not to have been made by God.  

IS THERE ANY POINT IN DEBATING WHETHER OR NOT GOD EXISTS?  

MANCHESTER HUMANISTS   HISTORY -- A list of the Events and meetings of the Greater Manchester Humanist Group since it's creation in 1993.

MEDITATION THE MYTHS OF MEDITATION Savage criticism of meditation, from an unusually negative point of view.

MORALITY AND RELIGION    why you don't need God to be good. With reference to Plato's' Euthyphro.

THE NATURE OF HEAVEN & HELL Why I’d rather not go to either.  

NAZIS - NAIL THE BIG LIE --  Attacking hateful claims that Humanists are Nazis at heart.

NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES (NDE’S) NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCES - What happens to you when you come close to death? Some people describe visits to Heaven. I strongly disagree with their claims.

NEGLECTED CLASSICS - Books of interest to atheists, but which are easily overlooked. 

NEWCOMERS TO HUMANISM - Information for people joining a Humanist society.

NON-RELIGIOUS  CEREMONIES HUMANIST CEREMONIES Non-religious weddings, baby namings and funerals.

 PACIFISM - PACIFISM - While supporting principles of non-violence I believe there are such things as justifiable acts of war and violence. This is probably not what most Humanists would say.

PACIFISM - NO TO WAR IN IRAQ - /say.no.to.war.in.iraq.htm A Pacifist call for the war to be stopped, issued before it started, which shows how much they listen to me.

PAINE, THOMAS - THOMAS PAINE - The life and times of one of the true heroes of Humanism

PARANORMAL RESEARCH - ASSAP

PENTECOST - The whit week walks and the Walt Whitman Connection.

PESSIMISM THE DARK AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL - A humorous argument in favour of pessimism.

PHILOSOPHY – WHY SHOULD I LIVE? WHY SHOULD I LIVE WHEN OTHERS DIE? -Philosophy Now article on the value of an individual Human life played out in a plane crash scenario where some passengers must die to save the rest of the people on board.

 POLITICS - HUMANISM & POLITICS - Is Humanism political?  

POP CULTURE AND ATHEISM - How dry, academic intellectualism in atheism stops us getting down with the kids

PRECURSERS TO HUMANISM - PRECURSERS - Stoics, Sceptics, Cynics and Epicurean philosophers in ancient Greece - Were they the ancestors of Humanism?

PSYCHIC READINGS - Skeptical view on mediums and spiritualists.

QUOTATIONS - QUOTATIONS - List of quotations on atheism, agnosticism & Humanism collected over many years. Growing all the time.

THE RAPTURE  Why many Christians think they’ll be saved from Armageddon. 

READING LIST - Books to read for atheists and Humanists. 

RELIGION IN DR. WHO. - Treatment of faith in the popular science fiction series.

RELIGION - SAINTS - What is a saint or a martyr? Do their claims to fame really stand up?

 RELIGION AND SPIRITUALITY  BOOK REVIEWS

RICHARD DAWKINS - The evolution champion - our most important Darwinian since darwin.

ROCK AND ROLL - ROCK & ROLL HUMANISM  Atheistic values in popular music.

ROYALTY - -PRINCESS DIANA Controversial reaction to the death of The Princess Of Wales.

SAINTS  What is a saint or a martyr? Do their claims to fame really stand up?

SARTRE, JEAN-PAUL - SARTRE, JEAN-PAUL 

SCIENCE FICTION SCIENCE FICTION  Ambitious study of the history of the SF/Fantasy genres from a Humanistic perspective. In Six parts and with a Bibliography too. PART 1 PART 2 PART 3 PART 4 PART 5 PART 6   BIBLIOGRAPHY

SHORT ATHEIST ESSAYS - Snippets and quick read ideas. 

 SPIRITUALITY  Why words like spirit and soul still have meaning for atheists. 

SPORT - SPORT AND HUMANISM - Why I hate sport of all kinds.

STAR TREK - /essay-humanism.and.star.trek.html Humanism Philosophy behind the classic Science fiction series.

STATISTICS - Facts and figures on Humanism.

SUPERSTITION - UNLUCKY MAN - If you were superstitious (and I hope you are not) how many superstitions would you fall foul of just getting up to go to work? The poor wretch in this lampoon gets the lot.

TELEVISION HUMANISM  /essay-humanism.on.television.htm  

TIME MANAGEMENT -  TIME'S UP - IT'S LATER THAN YOU THINK.Time management, humorous essay on how much time we waste when we only get one life to live. 

TURING, ALAN - HUMAN NATURE Just what makes us Human? With reference to Artificial Intelligence, Alan Turing and the Turing Test procedure.

UFO CULTS CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE CULT KIND A look at the Aetherius society and similar UFO cult organisations.

UNBAPTISM - A witty call on the Catholic Church to make my baptism null and void.

VAMPIRES DRACULA  Humanistic perspective on the vampire.  

VEGETARIANISM - JESUS WAS NOT A VEGAN -Argument against Christians who claim Jesus was a non-meat eater.

VIOLENCE IN THE ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA - VIOLENCE

VIOLENCE PART 2 (see above) 

WHAT IS PHILOSOPHY?  Why philosophy often gets confused with religion.

WHY SHOULD I LIVE WHEN OTHERS DIE? -Philosophy Now article on the value of an individual Human life played out in a plane crash scenario where some passengers must die to save the rest of the people on board.

WHY WE ARE HUMANISTS - WHY WE ARE HUMANISTS -  Questionnaire feedback report on being agnostics, & Humanists means to us.

XENA AND HERCULES Essay on these popular mythology rooted TV shows.

UNBAN XENA WARRIOR PRINCESS  Hare Kryshna Cult censorship attack on a popular fictional TV show.  

UNBAPTISM - Offbeat essay calling for the annulment of my Catholic baptism.   

UNBAPTISMStory fusing atheist philosophy and wetlook fetish activity.

WHY ‘DOES GOD EXIST?’ IS SUCH AN AWKWARD QUESTION The answers never arise, so why keep discussing it?

X-FILES /essay-x-files.html Humanistic skeptical essay on the TV show.

XMAS TIME XMAS Should Humanists celebrate Yuletide? I argue against the grain by suggesting we should.  

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