Category Archives: Religion

Who killed Goliath?

I’m about to quote the Bible: “Then there was another battle with the Philistines at Gob; and Elhanan son of Jaare-oregim, the Bethlehemite, killed Goliath the Gittite, the shaft of whose spear was like a weaver’s beam.” 2 Samuel 21:19 … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to my Christian Friends

It’s been a long time since I last updated this blog. Since I last posted anything, my life has gone through something of an upheaval and I haven’t really been able to find the time or head-space to write anything … Continue reading

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The Meta-Ethics of Neo-Calvinism

Neo-Calvinism is a very strange theism. Seemingly a fusion, some would say confusion, of two schools of thought on the divine that have been competing with each other since the days of the first Greek philosophers, it has the capacity … Continue reading

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Dante vs The Bible – A Hell of a Fight

Our nation is steeped in Christian tradition. Christian ideas of morality, family, heaven, and hell permeate our culture and find purchase in our collective imagination, in our storytelling, and in our consciences, regardless of our affiliation to the more specific … Continue reading

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Mohammed’s Birthday

Credit to Tim Rouse for this brilliantly written summary of the events of last year’s RUSU freshers’ fayre. Though Tim is now graduated from Reading University, rest assured that I and the rest of the (now re-named) Reading University Secularist, … Continue reading

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Only the most total and absolute Secularism can truly be called the “Middle Ground”

One of the primary drawbacks of the development of politics in a culture that is and has been dominated by one particular religion is that the concept of “secularism” becomes completely misunderstood and very often unfairly maligned as a result. … Continue reading

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Please help me go back and rescue my friends

I’ve recently come across a lot of people having discussions in real life or on the internet who have been actively promoting disengagement from people with certain viewpoints. Certain (admittedly rather silly) viewpoints are being marked off as “beyond the … Continue reading

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