Category Archives: Atheism

The real test of someone’s philosophy

Just before before he died, the atheist philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre resisted feelings of despair by saying to himself: ‘I know I shall die in hope.’ Then in profound sadness, he would add: ‘But hope needs a foundation.’ His words remind … Continue reading

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God or chance?

Scientists tell us that if our expanding universe had expanded a little faster, the matter formed would have sprayed out into space like fine mist so fast that a gazillion particles of dust would speed into infinity and never even … Continue reading

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The common denominator between IS and Mao

The massacres related to Islamic extremism cause many to think that if we do away with religion then wars would cease. But what they fail to see is that the last century was the bloodiest in history, and that the … Continue reading

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Barbers don’t exist

A man went to a barbershop for a haircut, and he and the barber got to talk about many things, including belief in God. The barber said he didn’t believe in God because there’s so much injustice in the world. … Continue reading

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Belief or unbelief – it’s an act of faith

I never cease to be amazed by the arrogance of those who contemptuously dismiss people who believe in God as being intellectually deficient in comparison with their superior intelligence. Whichever way you look at the origin of all that exists … Continue reading

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‘With joy in my heart’

Alec Guinness described how, one day while walking through London, he felt an irresistible urge to enter a church. He said, ‘With joy in my heart, and in a state of almost sexual excitement, I knelt; caught my breath, and … Continue reading

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Surrounded by the miraculous

The poet Walt Whitman once said that we are surrounded by the miraculous but don’t recognise it. Science has increased our sense of awe, as it unfolds the marvels of the Universe; but many assume that because we know how … Continue reading

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