Religion and Spirituality

In Which Neil Gaiman Reminds Me How Nice it is To Not Fear Posthumous Judgment

Merely a quick thought here.  I was reading The Ocean at the End of the Lane, in which, toward the end, Neil Gaiman pens the line “You don’t pass or fail at being a person, dear.”  It’s a beautiful line, particularly in standing as it does against popular religions that feature afterlives. …

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Contradictions Within Religion

This new addition to my ongoing series on atheism addresses some of the contradictions that one sees within religion- with particular focus on Christianity and the Bible- as well as touching upon reasons why atheism is the logical presumptive position. It also addresses why many non-theists hold a position of …

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Escape From The Woo Zoo: Winter Is Coming

I, like quite a number of people invested in scientific skepticism and its offshoots, once teetered on the edge of a rail, leaning towards one side, one side that appeared to be the most comfortable to fall towards. Its promises were vast and enthralling, its world was infinite in charm …

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Escape from the Woo Zoo: Musings on Life and Death

This is part of our Teen Skepchick series, Escape from the Woo Zoo, in which regular people tell stories of how they gave up unsubstantiated beliefs in favor of evidence and skepticism. You can read previous installments here. Growing up, one of the hardest lessons to learn is how to cope with …