rod-the-farmer commented on the post, University of Miami Establishes Chair for Study of Atheism 1 week, 2 days ago
I suspect there are others who had the same experience as I did…I stopped – rather I never started – believing around the age of 11, when (I tell anyone who asks) I was old enough to think. After Sunday School, I had sometimes been taken to church proper, but my mind was occupied by imagining miniature WW1 biplanes, flying around the…[Read more]
I wonder what the rules are regarding sedition ? It appears to me that these people are attempting to set up their own justice system, counter to and opposing the existing UK system. You don’t get to do that. I have often wondered if it would not be a good idea to read a list of beliefs and social practices to prospective immigrants. They…[Read more]
rod-the-farmer commented on the post, Tenn. lawmakers approve repeal of ‘spiritual treatment’ exemption 1 month ago
How about passing legislation that minors cannot be treated by homeopaths or naturopaths, they must be seen by licensed “normal” physicians until they reach the age of majority. After which they can do what they like, on the assumption they are old enough to know the full impact/risks of their choices.
I wondered about two related questions….. (1) what is the relationship between the empowerment of women, and the religiosity of a society ? I think there are agreed-upon ways to check for this, and see what […]
rod-the-farmer commented on the post, The five most common misunderstandings about evolution 3 months, 1 week ago
I tackle this question like this….When people say “Evolution is just a theory” I remind them they are misquoting the original statement/book title. It says “The Theory of Evolution BY NATURAL SELECTION.” I […]