"Religion is a hypothesis about the world: the hypothesis that things are the way they are, at least in part, because of supernatural entities or forces acting on the natural world. And there's no good reason to treat it any differently from any other hypothesis. Which includes pointing out its flaws and inconsistencies, asking its adherents to back it up with solid evidence, making jokes about it when it's just being silly, offering arguments and evidence for our own competing hypotheses...and trying to persuade people out of it if we think it's mistaken. It's persuasion. It's the marketplace of ideas. Why should religion get a free ride"
Wednesday, 3 March 2010
Charity, religion free. Guaranteed!
Thanks to Ebonmuse at Daylight Atheism who has alerted me and many others to the umbrella charity Foundation Beyond Belief Please take the time to read Ebonmuse’s excellent recommendation, or indeed visit their website direct. But in brief its mission is to act as a central collection point for secularists to make charitable donations, secure in the knowledge that none of the money will be used for the promotion of religion.