Search Results for: thanksgiving

Testing the God theory

I enjoyed this video. It is a full lecture but well worth watching – especially if you are interested in the science-religion debates. Sean Carroll presents these cosmological arguments well – and his analysis is far more up to date … Continue reading

Hypocritical gratitude?

It seems that some of the delusional god-bothers in the US are upset because there President omitted their god in the list of people he expressed gratitude to in his thanksgiving day speech. As PZ Myers put it – you … Continue reading

Appropriate thanks

With the US Thanksgiving holiday coming up I thought it worth repeating this article from 2 years back. There are many religious ceremonies and prayers giving thanks to a god. I often think these are rude on two grounds: I … Continue reading

Thanking those who deserve thanks

This is an article from last year but worth repeating with the US Thanksgiving holiday coming up. There are many religious ceremonies and prayers giving thanks to a god. I often think these are rude on two grounds: I many … Continue reading

Giving thanks

I have written before about the hypocrisy and rudeness of religious ceremonies of thanks (see “Let us pray . . . “ and Thank God or Thank Goodness?). Hypocrisy because these ceremonies and prayers are often imposed on people who … Continue reading

Why do we believe?

The mechanism of belief intrigues me. It’s not just matter of how we obtain knowledge but why we do we have such strong beliefs. The fact is that many of our beliefs are irrational. I don’t mean that as a … Continue reading

Thank God or Thank Goodness?

There are many religious ceremonies and prayers giving thanks to a god. I often think these are rude on two grounds: I many case these are imposed on people who don’t share the belief in a god (consider our parliamentary … Continue reading