Religion and SpiritualitySkepticism

The Witching Hour

Have you ever been awake past midnight? Of course you have, we’re all human. What is it then, about the early hours of the morning, that earns them a reputation among occultists and storytellers, as the home of spirits, monsters and things that generally go bump in the night? How …

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The “Truth” About Contraception

A video on the Franciscan Daughters of Mary website, titled “You Deserve to Know the Truth: Contraception” has a lot of fascinating commentary on a range of subjects, from contraception to homosexuality to pedophilia! The pictures are vaguely related to the content, there are long moments of silence followed by …

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TS Interviews—Dead Freethinkers’ Edition: Ernestine Rose

This post is part of the Teen Skepchick Interviews series, where TS writers talk with amazing scientists, skeptics, and freethinkers about life, the universe, and everything. Ernestine Rose (1810–1892) was one of the most powerful voices for women’s rights in the nineteenth century. She was a freethinking feminist atheist from …

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Religion and Spirituality

Scotland Is Gay!

So in the last couple of weeks there’s been a bit of a kerfuffle in Scotland. Well, there’s been a lot more than that actually, because in the process of making gay marriage legal (can I get a collective whoop?) everyone’s favourite Scottish cardinal, Keith O’Brien, has been making headlines …

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Sanctity of Human Life?

Skepticism is often about debunking myths. However there is one myth in human society that we have a nearly impossible time giving up, and one that is often considered beyond criticism. This is the sanctity of human life myth. Most people believe that to harm another human being is inherently …

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Prophetic equals Fickle

As you all know I had a previous rant about a certain Mr Ronald Weinland who predicted stated that Jesus was to return on the 27th of May 2012. You will remember that he was up on 5 charges of tax evasion and that the court date was set for …

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Religion and Spirituality

Theism/Atheism – A False Dichotomy?

I don’t want to cause any contention with this post but I have a little bone to pick with the theism/atheism discussion, in particular a certain belief that the terms are black and white, that there is no in between, even to the point of some advocates of this position …

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Religion and Spirituality

The Fast Is Coming Soon.

Ramadan is arriving soon. You can almost taste it in the air, hear the distant rumblings from the mosques, and feel the excitement radiating from the elders and resentment from the youngsters. Welcome everyone to the Month of Fasting. Every year, millions of muslims around the world become one as …

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