Links for 2007.12.27

» The Archbishop of Wales has said “virulent, almost irrational” attacks on religion were “dangerous” because they refused to allow any contrary viewpoint.

Not sure I can see how the willingness to test your ideas and reject those that don’t stand-up can be thought of as irrational fundamentalism. Indeed the problem I have is the blind acceptance and indoctrination of children with myths and legends.

» And by the way, Dr Morgan (Archbishop of Wales), the ‘Winterval’ meme isn’t true either

Winterval ran from November to January in ’97 and ’98 and was a promotional campaign to drive business into Birmingham’s town centre. During the christmas period, there were Merry Christmas banners, Christmas lights, Christmas trees and carol-singing.

» The Church of the Non-Believers

“You might say that because science can explain just about everything but not quite, it is wrong to say we don’t need God. It’s also, I suppose, wrong to say we don’t need the Flying Spaghetti Monster.” (Dawkins)