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A Story Before We Begin: In Samuel Butler’s book, Erewhon Revisited, Higgs arrives in a remote country. After spending some time there, he escapes in a balloon. He comes back 20 years later and finds a new religion in which he’s worshipped under the name ‘Sun Child’ where it’s said that he ascended into Heaven. Read more about Do We Need God To Be Moral?[…]
Since 1858, from the millions of people (six million in 2014)2 who went and still go to the sight of Virgin Mary in Lourdes, France, only 68 were confirmed by the Roman Catholic Church to have had a miracle.1 Here are 3 problems with this: Only 68 people had a confirmed miracle out of the Read more about 3 Problems With The Miracles At The Virgin Mary Sight France[…]
“If you’re not paying for something, you’re not the customer; you’re the product being sold.” —Andrew Lewis The word “media” has a very interesting meaning in Latin. It means “middle layer.” As in, something that sits between us and the world. Or, something that connects us to what’s happening but at the price Read more about The New Era Of Personalization & Confirmation Bias[…]
I’m not a reading researcher or a reading policy expert and I don’t have a Ph.D. in reading. In fact, English isn’t even my first or second language! It’s my third. My source of credibility is that for the first 18 years of my life I never read a book. By 23, I read over Read more about Introduction[…]
I was never a reader. As a child, I “read” books of less than 30 pages —most of which were filled with pictures. A little older, I read a few nonfiction books on Ancient Egyptians, American Aboriginals, world mysteries, snakes and dinosaurs. These were, again, filled with pictures. And, I never actually finished them. Nor did Read more about My Story: From Childhood To High School[…]
This is some notable quotes from Fran Collingham, assistant director with responsibility for the communications service at Coventry city council in the U.K, which I thought were notable —especially with the way the U.S. does politics.1 “Councils like mine publish every item of expenditure over £500 on our websites for anyone to examine. We webcast Read more about How Fran Collingham Does Politics[…]
To all the authors that have shaped me, Preface Reading isn’t optional. It’s fundamental. It’s central to everything. It’s the very foundation that we build our lives on. In fact, it’s serious business. As Penelope Fitzgerald once said, “Twice in our life you know you are approved by everyone, when you learn to walk and Read more about Preface[…]
Natural disasters don’t happen because god is angry or disappointed in us. Nor do they happen because people aren’t attending church anymore. It’s not sins that cause rivers to turn red or volcanoes to erupt. Natural disasters aren’t violations of the laws of nature but are actually part of the inevitable fluctuations within nature. In Read more about Are Natural Disasters Because Of God?[…]
“The world would be astonished if it knew how great a proportion of its brightest ornaments…are complete skeptics of religion….I am thus one of the very few examples, in this country, of one who has, not thrown off religious belief, but never had it.” -John Stuart Mill “No respectable scientist is also a born again Read more about Are Scientists Atheists?[…]
“Nature free at once and rid of her haughty lords is seen to do all things spontaneously of herself without the meddling of the gods.” -Lucretius “In dark ages, people are best guided by religion, as in a pitch-black night a blind man is the best guide; he knows the roads and paths better than Read more about There Have Been Thousands of Gods[…]