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A nutshell review of Buddha’s Tooth

Reading Time: 2 minutes Hasn’t every third person you know read “Buddha’s Tooth” by now? The book is somewhat about a mislaid molar of the historical Buddha—a forgotten tooth, found and duly deemed a dentine relic, so much so that an actual Temple was built over its final resting place. The bones of St. Stephen (ample enough to reconstruct […]

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Censorship and book-burning

Reading Time: 9 minutes Asked last year during a Zoom talk I gave to a UK Humanist group what book, if any, had the greatest influence on my life, I got blank stares when I proffered the name of a publication none had ever heard of: Jacobsen’s Index to Objectionable Literature. By around 1970, Jacobsen’s comprised a list of […]

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David Madison on “The Resurrection”

Reading Time: 3 minutes David Madison (author of Ten Things Christians Wish Jesus Hadn’t Taught) has recently read my The Resurrection: A Critical Examination of the Easter Story [UK] and has written a powerful post on it over at John Loftus’s Debunking Christianity. I have just started Madison’s book and am looking forward to romping through it. I am indebted […]

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Why I Am Atheist and Not a Theist

Reading Time: 5 minutes I wish people would read what I write and then interact with it, rather than just posting the same erroneous conclusions on my threads. It’s really frustrating, because I have debunked their position until they can show me I haven’t. Here is Person223’s latest rehash of the same tired old baloney: People do have the […]