There really is no point to anything, We are dragged into a world we never asked to be in, Forced to exist, a sentence given to us for a crime we could not possibly have committed We live and suffer and in the end we die. Why put us through it? Why force us to … More There Is No Point to Anything
In common with Matt Dillahunty from the Atheist Experience, I wish to believe as many true things as possibly and as few false things as possible. The trouble with conditions such as depression and anxiety is that they tend to skew our perceptions of the world by making us believe things which are simply not … More List of Logical Fallacies
Since everyone needs a dubious scientific law named after them, here’s my attempt at formulating one. Enjoy. Ricken’s Law: “The degree to which a piece of correspondence is of importance is indirectly proportional to the degree to which it is said to be ‘urgent’ by its sender.” Or if you prefer: “The importance of an … More Ricken’s Law
I’ve always had mixed feelings on CS Lewis. His Chronicles of Narnia has long sat on my bookshelves even though I’m well aware of its shortcomings both as literature and Christian apology, a thread I may take up again one day. But I’m not here to talk about Narnia – instead, I want to take a quick … More The Grief of CS Lewis
What do I believe in? This is a difficult question to answer. As an atheist, I don’t believe in any gods and there’s plenty of other things I don’t believe in – leprechauns, fairies, goblins etc. I think part of the reason is that when you say ‘I believe’ in something, you are placing trust … More So What Do You Believe In, Then?