Atheists Don’t Owe Social Justice a Damn Thing

No. I don’t believe this. I am quite involved in social justice and am a very hands on person with regards to that, but this piece piqued my “interest”.

Long story short? Battle Lines were drawn up between two groups of people. One who think atheism is just about having no gods and the other who point out that there exist theological structures that permeate our society that cause discrimination that even we take for granted and that perhaps we should realise some uncomfortable truths about the society we live in and that includes the people who make up atheism.

Some atheists are involved in issues of politics, science and society.

And some think that they don’t owe these concepts a damn thing. [Read more...]

Cyclone

A few people have asked me about whether or not I am involved in the cyclone said to make landfall in a few hours.

Firstly? I am expected to have heavy rain. The Cyclone hits mainly to the North.

Secondly? I am in Tamil Nadu, the Cyclone is set to hit Andhra Pradesh and Orissa which are to the North of here. I should be fine. Thank you for all the concern! I may go take photos of stuff in the rain though.

 

Ten Flaws in Atheism – A Response

The Christian Times is trying to engage us and these are some points made by Professor John Lennox out at the London Evangelists’ Conference.

You don’t have to read hundreds of books before you can discuss your faith with an atheist. Sometimes claims and questions that are just short soundbites can be answered just as quickly. At the London Evangelists’ Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists.

These should be good. [Read more...]

Celebrity Pornography

So famous people take naked photos of themselves.

It isn’t just the very amusingly named Anthony Weiner who is a fan of pictures of genitals. Turns out? People who have access to a camera and privacy invariably like taking pictures of themselves or others nude. With the advent of camera phones the naked selfie is much more common.  [Read more...]

The Anti-Vax Prey on Indians

One of the problems with the anti-vax is that when you point out the developing world, they generally ignore the deadly threat of disease and instead come up with arguments about sanitation. To them sanitation ONLY saves lives.

I often write about disease in India and the various things people are doing to fight the spread of such deadly diseases. And often the anti-vax do the same but with their particular spin. While most western pro-vax sources tend to ignore these because they generally  are unaware of the level of vaccination in the developing world.  [Read more...]