Science and the roots of faith

Men, scientists, professors and the British are less likely to believe in God than women, children and Americans. Many children attribute magical properties to physical objects. In one unkind experiment, infants were persuaded that a scientist had invented an apparatus that made an exact duplicate of any article placed inside it. Their favourite stuffed animal […]


Originally posted on We Fucking Love Atheism:
“Our prayers are with the victims of this tragedy.” As an atheist, this makes me choke on my own afterbirth. Sympathy and compassion is one thing, but proclaiming that you’re going to talk to god for the victims is outright disrespectful. Of course the rest of the population…

Religion in decline – Daily Mail ‘pissed’

UK census reveals there are 4 million fewer Christians and 1 in 4 is now an atheist – reason prevails Data from the 2011 UK census, which was released today, reveals the understandable decline of religion within the UK; with the number of Christians dropping by more than 4million. In fact only 59.3% of the […]

Ricky Gervais “Why I am a good Christian”

Original article appeared on 14 April 2011 Last Christmas I wrote a little essay entitled: “A Holiday Message from Ricky Gervais: Why I’m an atheist.” The Wall Street Journal ran it, and it caused quite a stir. I was even asked to answer some of the comments. So for Easter I thought I’d do another one. Here […]

Ricky Gervais “Why I am an Atheist”

Original article appeared in WSJ December 19 2010 Why don’t you believe in God? I get that question all the time. I always try to give a sensitive, reasoned answer. This is usually awkward, time consuming and pointless. People who believe in God don’t need proof of his existence, and they certainly don’t want evidence […]