Tagged: agnostic

Reacting to a death with respect and hatred - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 22, 2011

I wasn’t going to write a eulogy to Christopher Hitchens, and I still won’t. After all there are some excellent eulogies on the internet by far better writers than me. But I am intrigued at the world-wide reaction to his … Continue reading → … Read More

Rational morality - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Nov 03, 2011

Here’s a great video. It’s not short (31 mins) but its well worth watching right through – or downloading and watching later. Even watching several times, the speaker is so eloquent and precise with his language. In it Scott Clifton … Continue reading → … Read More

New Zealand happy — some preachers upset! - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 26, 2011

I reckon the “Rapture” may have come in New Zealand on Sunday Night. However, it proved to be another failure for Harold Camping who had predicted the end of the world by then. He said last September: “The end is … Continue reading → … Read More

Approaching morality scientifically - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 12, 2011

In his recent criticism of Jerry Coyne’s* USA Today article As atheists know, you can be good without God, local theologian Matt Flannagan repeats his rather tiresome warning that scientists should not try to understand morality – “leave that to us … Continue reading → … Read More

William Lane Craig’s ’logic’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 21, 2011

I don’t know how long this video will survive on YouTube. It’s a takeoff of William Lane Craig and his “logic.” Apparently Craig has made several attempts to remove it. Personally, I think there is room for many more of … Continue reading → … Read More

Atheists aren’t shrill — just disgusting? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Sep 14, 2011

Perhaps the common hostile reaction to the so-called “new atheists” (or gnus) is more a matter of the disgust in the eye or brain of the beholder than any “stridency” or “shrillness” on the part of the atheist. Well, that’s … Continue reading → … Read More

Secular democracy and its critics - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 24, 2011

“Secularism” and “secular”are very much maligned words. Partly because they are not really understood by some people. But also because some religious people feel threatened by the words. But they shouldn’t. Despite some attempts to equate the words with atheism … Continue reading → … Read More