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)

What kind of atheist are you?

So there you go… even if it is a somewhat leading question…

You scored as Scientific Atheist, These guys rule. I’m not one of them myself, although I play one online. They know the rules of debate, the Laws of Thermodynamics, and can explain evolution in fifty words or less. More concerned with how things ARE than how they should be, these are the people who will bring us into the future.

Scientific Atheist
Apathetic Atheist
Militant Atheist
Angry Atheist
Spiritual Atheist

What kind of atheist are you?
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10 Downing Street petition to abolish faith schools and prohibit the teaching of creationism and other religious mythology in UK schools

You might be interested in signing-up to this 10 Downing Street petition:

“We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to Abolish all faith schools and prohibit the teaching of creationism and other religious mythology in all UK schools.”

“Faith schools remove the rights of children to choose their own religious, philosophical and ethical beliefs. They also sanction ethnic segregation and create tension and divisiveness within society. Schools should be places where children are given a free education, not centres for indoctrination. Creationism and other religious myths should not be taught as fact regardless of the funding status of a school. Abolishing faith schools will provide children with more freedom of choice and help to promote a fully multi-cultural, peaceful society.”