Tagged: religion

Sad news – Victor Stenger has died - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 31, 2014

I was sad to read that Victor Stenger died during the week at the age of 79. Victor was a prolific author, writing on science, religion and philosophy. He often dealt with difficult issues coming out of the religion-science debates and was always able to explain complex subjects very effectively for the layperson. In his … … Continue reading … Read More

New group challenging the anti-science brigade - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 29, 2014

Here’s a recent press release from a new group, The Society for Science Based Healthcare, which is having some successes in challenging anti-scientific advertising. Controversial Church Caught Red Handed The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) upheld three complaints from the newly formed Society for Science Based Healthcare today regarding misleading health claims. The Universal Church of the … … Continue reading … Read More

An outdated tax anomaly – charitable status of relgion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 13, 2014

Here is a New Zealand Kickstarter project well worth supporting – a film which sets out to answer the questions: Why do religions pay few taxes? Why do companies owned by religions also avoid tax? With more non-believers than ever – is this fair? Pennies from Heaven – A Documentary about religion and tax. by … … Continue reading … Read More

What makes something right or wrong? - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Mar 20, 2014

Here is another of the  4 animated videos produced by the British Humanist Association. They are all narrated by Stephen Fry. This one deals with aspects of morality – an important subject where the voice of non-theists is often ignored. “What makes something right or wrong?” Narrated by Stephen Fry  See: That’s Humanism: Four animated videos about Humanism narrated by … … Continue reading … Read More