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Airport evangelists

The reason why so many sects hang around airports looking for converts: they know that people there are at their most vulnerable and perplexed, and ready to accept any kind of guidance.

Not a religion

Calling Atheism a religion is like calling bald a hair colour.

Useless religion

If your religion doesn’t teach you the difference between good and evil, your religion is worse than useless.

Unhappy religious people

Unhappy, let alone angry, religious people provide more persuasive arguments for atheism and secularism than do all the arguments of atheists.

Culturally inappropriate?

Christian Creationism is bogus science and deplorable. But Islamic Creationism is bogus science that it’s “culturally inappropriate” to criticise. Which is more dangerous, do you think?

The world is so exquisite

The world is so exquisite, with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better, it seems to me, is to look Death in the eye and be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.

Faith

Faith: a firm belief for which there is no evidence.

Just about anything

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever would believe in him would probably believe just about anything.

Definition of religion

Religion, noun: A daughter of Hope and Fear, explaining to Ignorance the nature of the Unknowable.

God v women

I’m an atheist. I can’t embrace a male god who has persecuted female sexuality throughout the ages.