Cassandra of Troy was cursed by Apollo to give true prophesies but not to be believed. It’s an experience many activists will be familiar with, and a character trope in many fictional explorations of near future theocracies.
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AHS reads: The God Delusion, part 5
In the final part of my series re-examining The God Delusion, I consider Dawkins’ positive case for atheism and reflect on the book’s impact on my personal atheism, humanism and secularism.
AHS reads: The God Delusion, part 4
In the penultimate instalment in my series re-examining The God Delusion, I consider Dawkins’ moral case against religion, how he believes this interacts with the moral zeitgeist and the role of moderate religion.
How not to respond to atheists, if you care about conversation
Plenty of thoughtful religious people and atheists have criticisms of the modern atheist movement. I want to improve my own criticism. So, when a Facebook friend shared a link to a free e-book by Bishop Robert Barron, I gave it a look.
AHS reads: The God Delusion, part 3
Welcome to part three in a five-part series re-examining The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. In this part I will be responding to Dawkins’ arguments on the naturalistic (predominantly Darwinian) roots of religion and morality.
AHS reads: The God Delusion, part 2
Welcome to part two in a five-part series rexamining The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins. In part one, I introduced the series and how Dawkins set out the ‘god hypothesis’. In this part Dawkins responds to common arguments for the existence of a god and contrasts them with his own argument, that an agent capable of acting as a god would be supremely complex and unlikely.
AHS reads: The God Delusion, part 1
A review of The God Delusion hardly qualifies as a hot take. However, when deciding to launch this blog and considering the small contribution I could make it made sense to revisit the book which helped launch the modern atheist movement.
Silence can be deafening, review of Vox
A review of the atheist, humanist and secularist themes in the 2018 theocratic dystopian novel Vox, written by Christina Dalcher. Set in an undefined near future in which the USA has become a Christian theocracy, it is clear from the front cover onwards that Vox is startling and high concept. Women have been relegated toContinue reading “Silence can be deafening, review of Vox”