25th May 2015

 2:00 am

“Our belief in God may be a product of evolution, but so is the human coccyx and male nipples. Once the survival value of such adaptations has been exhausted (they have no truth value, by definition), they merely hang about the human person, totally redundant and a little bit embarrassing.”

Nick Spencer

24th May 2015

 2:00 am

“If something wrong goes on for five years it might be mortal sin; if it goes on for 10 years it becomes venial sin; if it goes on for 2,000 years it is no longer considered wrong, but tradition.”

Mary Condren

23rd May 2015

 2:00 am

“White Christians will be only around 35 percent of the [US] population by 2040, and conservative white Christians, who have been such a critical part of the Republican base, will be only about a third of that – a minority within a minority.”

Ruy Teixeira

22nd May 2015

 2:00 am

“Apologists of religion claim that "the militant secularists" and "anti-religious evangelists" are no less dogmatic than the benighted worshippers they unmask. It is a poor defence of religion to argue that their enemies are just as bad. It will also be found to be untrue by anyone who actually reads Dawkins, Hitchens and others.”

Jim Grove

21st May 2015

 2:00 am

“Prevailing public etiquette that says that religious views should be accorded particular respect, and sometimes legal privilege.”

Nelson Jones