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Archive for the 'Religion' Category

19 Jun

Center for Enquiry

There has been a bit of a ruckus online amongst sceptics and a sceptical organisation. You can read a round up of the latest issues here. Although a fan of the work of Center for Inquiry for many years, I have just send the following to them and am sadly unsubsribing from their content. I […]

08 Jul

Review: Nefarious Merchant of Souls

A friend told me about a showing of a film called Nefarious: Merchant of Souls at a church in Dundee. I was a bit weary at first as to say I don’t agree with that church is a bit of an understatement. But given the content of the film I thought I would give it […]

02 Dec

The United Homophobes

Looks like Gordon Wilson has got together with 199 friends to launch a campaign against gay marriage. Their petition obviously includes the slippery slope fallacy. You can read about them here indeed Scotland for Marriage is backed by both religious and non-religious groups. It is an expression of the breadth of concern within Scottish society. […]

01 Sep

Paul Haggis vs. the Church of Scientology.

Paul Haggis and his battle with Scientology is the subject of a 25,000 word article in the New Yorker. After the last post I published, it helps to clarify the statement about bronze age goat herders. People in the 20th Century are more than capable of coming up with made up bullshit and suckering gullible […]

24 Aug

The Decline of the Church of Scotland

I just caught part of a report on Reporting Scotland on BBC. The Church of Scotland has just released new figures showing a low for membership. The piece was started by showing a trainee minister rearranging chairs in an empty room which was amusingly symbolic. In the short interviews there was mooted explanation behind this […]

23 Jan

Church Attendance figures

I was sure I had previously written about it here but apparantly not. Before Christmas there was a stooshy in the Courier due to Dundee holding a Winters Light Festival which included turning on the Christmas tree lights among other things as part of the Homecoming Celebration. Rants and raves from the religious and righteous […]

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