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News Round-up

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) I just thought I’d do a quick whirl through some stories of note in the papers this week: Firstly, and probably most obviously, the Rapture failed to materialise. The herald of doom for this event, Harold Camping announced his shock and surprise that a literal, physical Rapture did not arrive […]

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Sex and Sensibilities

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) Being a documentary fanboy, I’ve lately stumbled across a couple of interesting histories on the topic of sex, which have set me thinking about what shape our attitudes to it, so forgive me coming over all Carrie Bradshaw. Many early European cultures had a decidedly celebratory attitude to sex. Ancient […]

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Meat is Dinner?

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) Just over two years ago, DaylightAtheism featured an essay discussing vegetarianism – though coming at it largely as an environmental issue. Seeing as so many faces on here seem new, I thought I’d tackle it again and hit the moral question head-on: can we justify eating meat? Many religions include restrictions on […]

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Surprise Me With A Fact

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) I thought I’d do a something a little different in this post. Sometimes, when I read a science book explaining something new, I get a feeling when a piece of fascinating trivia just ‘clicks’ into place. I’m not sure I can better describe it, though I’m sure I’m not doing […]

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A Life More Magical

Reading Time: 2 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) The most magical Christmas I can remember happened when I was, maybe, 12 or 13. It had certainly been many years since I had believed in Santa, and in all honesty I don’t actually remember ever sincerely believing in him at all. Maybe it was something to do with not […]

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Spread the Good News

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) Two rather interesting and welcome stories have hit the headlines in as many days that I thought I’d bring up here. The first bit of news is that from next week, for the first time, an abortion advisory service is to screen an advert on TV in Britain. Centred around […]

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God Kills A Baby

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) I’m sure that this title is neither new information nor in the slightest bit shocking to those familiar with the atrocities found within the so-called Good Book (of which, Ebonmuse, this site’s author, has amply documented). After all, this is the God who cheerfully devastates armies, obliterates nations and once […]

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Could Creationism Be Rational After All?

Reading Time: 4 minutes By Richard Hollis (aka Ritchie) I thought I’d kick off the guest posts with a little philosophical thought experiment (hark, is that the sound of you all clapping your hands in glee?). When I wrote the following, I mean it fairly light-heartedly, but with an eye to the fact that we should perhaps remember we […]

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