Study finds religion is not contributing to AIDS spread in Africa We’ve all heard that old chestnut (whether you believe it or not) that the religious prohibition of contraception (in particular condoms, by the Catholic Church) is a contributing factor to the spread of AID’s in Africa. A recent study has shown that might not […]

The humble bundle is having an audio-book sale. A quick word on them – you can pay whatever price you like for the bundle on sale, even two cents. A portion goes to the people selling the content. a portion to charity and a portion to the humble bundle organiser (and you can choose the […]

The catholic church and Condoms

With a nearly 15 percent failure rate against pregnancy and a much higher failure rate against AIDS [whose virus is much smaller and has no “safe” period], condoms are about as effective against AIDS as a twenty-four-chamber gun instead of a six-chamber gun when playing Russian roulette. Yet condoms are touted as “safe sex”. That […]

alvin plantinga with broken airconditioner

Love him or loathe him, he’s one of the most notable philosophers of religion of our time. He also apparently has a broken air-conditioner.

A great infographic of world religions. Click for a larger version. It’s amazing millions of people dedicate their lives to a faith some of us haven’t even heard of before, let alone know about.

“Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life.” – Omar Khayyám, The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám.

Saudi Anti-domestic violence ad

Are things in the kingdom finally (and slowly) changing? Earlier this year it was ruled permissible for women to ride bicycles in public. Even though elections are limited in the kingdom (it is an absolute monarchy), women gained rights to vote a few years ago, with the note that elections even for men have been […]