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Angels for Beginners, by Richard Webster
When I took up Angels for Beginners, I was experiencing a difficult time in my life and though I am a sceptic and non-believer, I was determined to be open to what Richard Webster -- or what my guardian angel (if he or she existed) -- had to offer.
Discordianism, angels, and Viking women kicking ass
A description of a consecration ritual for bune spirit pots. On the etymology and cultural reading of monsters in the middle ages.
100 Years of Fringe Religion: Thelema, Discordianism, Wicca, Satanism and…Atheism?
I was putting together a time-line for another essay when something occurred to me. Various religions that started as fringe have grown and expanded...
Richard Dawkins' The Blind Watchmaker, first published in 1986 ((My copy is a revised edition released in 2006.)), was written to counter arguments made in favour of creationism by the eighteenth century theology William Paley's Natural Theology, published in 1902.
The Nature of Spirits
Whenever we read the great tales of ghosts and goblins, of gods and their helpers, of priests, lore, and magic, we are always struck...
The Taxation of Religion
"Why should an atheist pay more taxes so that a church which he despises should pay no taxes? That's a fair question. How can...