I have read this book a couple of times now, usually in January as it is a healthy reminder of why it is so important to defend belief based on evidence rather than faith, and why we should be challenging the religiously moderate around us. I have already reviewed two other books by Sam Harris … Continue reading Book Review: Letter To A Christian Nation
Things have been fairly tough for me recently. I mean, I am writing this on my 31st birthday, at the end of my tether with my children and feeling down about the fact that I have to go to work tomorrow to a job that I am really not enjoying right now. I know these … Continue reading Doubting the doubt…
This week’s post is super short. I just want to let you know that we have opened a Patreon page for people who want to support the blog and podcast. It's fair to say that running all of this isn't free, but regardless of whether people do or do not give via Patreon, we will … Continue reading We have a Patreon
I had the pleasure to meet Dr John Compere on Skype when he interviewed me to join The Clergy Project (TCP) a couple of months ago. We got talking and, as you would expect, we had a ton of similarities. Both dedicating our lives to serving God in ministry and both coming to the realisation … Continue reading Book Review: Outgrowing Religion
It happens all the time. I tell someone that I don't think there is enough evidence to prove the existence of God, and they claim that I have no basis for morality, love, purpose or hope. Pick any positive emotive emphases and it is taken away from you by a Christian because they can't understand … Continue reading No Basis
When I first started writing this blog, it was just my wife and me who knew that I had seen my faith begin to unravel. The panic, fear and depression were vast, and I really didn't think I could ever find the nerve to tell those I call friends, and those I call family. A … Continue reading Anyone can know
The story of life without God is incredible. When you believe a deity created everything, including you, and placed you on this earth, at the time and place you find yourself in, you don't need to ask any more questions. God is an easy answer. Remove God, and you are left with the incomprehensible reality … Continue reading Book Review: Lucy – The Beginnings of Humankind
It was one of the first things I decided on in my blogging journey, I spent a while going through a few options and found myself loving it very quickly. Plus, when you are trying to settle on a name that expresses what your blog is about, you need to make sure it is short, … Continue reading Why – When Belief Dies?
I have had a few comments about my experience of moving out of faith that has essentially been, 'So, what is the big deal?'. When this has happened online, it's usually fine and I find it really helpful as a tool to remind myself that I am a minority, having spent years preparing for ministry … Continue reading So, what is the big deal?
This was a fascinating read. I am not going to pretend to have understood everything within this book, I also haven't read a fair few of the footnotes (over half the book is footnotes), but the general idea is fascinating and will have me thinking for years to come. Mr Harris makes the argument that … Continue reading Book Review: The Moral Landscape