Reading Time: 3 minutes As we bloggers peck away on our word processors laying out all manner of arguments, we musn’t forget readers have much to say, too, and often say it better.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This is still classic. 10,000 people chanting “there in no god!” is something pretty neat when you’re used to seeing so many church (and perhaps megachurch) congregations banging on about God. Here is the original: I interviewed Frank Turner some years back, and it’s available here.
Reading Time: < 1 minute This video is a classic and it’s doing the rounds AGAIN. And I can’t resist. Everything about it is genius. Let Jesus “touch you down inside”.
Reading Time: 2 minutes I love music. I have a pretty sizeable music collection. My student loans were spent largely on music. I have seen a shed load of bands. So with that in mind, and given the amount of music I have listened to, I write this post. I have a new favourite album, at the moment: Gogol Bordello’s Trans-Continental […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes The BBC is showing something tonight that I am very much looking forward to: Eric Idle’s The Entire Universe. Quite whether you’ll see it in the US at any stage is another question. It is a Christmas musical with a whole bunch of science in it – no surprise, since Brian Cox and Monty Python’s Eric Idle […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes I have recently been running a series debunking the historical claims within the Bible (specifically the Gospels of Matthew and Luke) to show them as wanting, running alongside my book The Nativity: A Critical Examination. Well, since I’m such a Christmas curmudgeon and general miserable bastard, I am going to pick a twee Christmas classic, and […]
Reading Time: 3 minutes And now for something completely different. It is about music…specifically religious music. Many composers have written sacred music to accompany a Requiem Mass…a Mass for the Dead. They have written Requiems for hundreds of years, encompassing the full range of musical composition styles, from Renaissance to contemporary and everything in between. Three that stand out […]
Reading Time: 2 minutes As I mentioned in my previous post, my friend Gareth Howells of the local band Bemis has a very talented 15-year-old son, Louis, who ended the book launch evening for Filling the Void: A Selection of Atheist and Humanist Poetry at the Book Shop in Lee-on-the-Solent with a wonderful version of David Rovics’ song Who Would Jesus […]
Reading Time: 5 minutes This as a recent and interesting facebook post from the lead singer of a christian metalcore band, The Order of Elijah. Makes for interesting reading (Friendly Atheist has some interesting commentary): The Order of Elijah 21 May at 17:50 · WARNING: This is a novel. Well I’m not sure where to start. I was baptized […]
Reading Time: < 1 minute Tim Minchin is great, of that there is little doubt. Cerebral comedy drawn together with great musicianship. The classic assault on pseudoscience that almost everyone reading this has already seen: On miracles and prayer – brilliant, there is this gem, with some cracking lyrics, including: Now I understand how prayer can work: A particular prayer in […]