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End Islamic law!
Freedom of religion now in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

Stop the jihad now!
Peace on earth now!
Writers on religion that I like

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Religion, Atheism and Philosophy

My religious beliefs, or rather my lack thereof, come from my interest in science. Because religion is such an emotive topic, these have been separated from my scientific pages. It is a shame that this is necessary. It is my belief that religion being emotional is crucial to the reasons for its success, since it means people do not examine the evidence as to whether it is true or not.

My core religious belief is that we are alone, but it's not the end of the world. We can still do something with this universe.



Religions have done much good, and much harm. My main point is that they are not true. Their claims about the universe are not true.




Judaism has a fairly benign history. My pages on it are mainly about its enemies.



Islam is the most violent and oppressive religion in the world today.


Islam in the West

Islam in Ireland

Islamic Fascism

The Islamic street


Alternative religions

As belief in traditional religions has been challenged, many irrational religion-substitutes have grown up. By far the most evil religion of all time (in terms of body count) is communism.


Writers on religion that I like

This is by no means an exhaustive list. But it gives you an idea:

  • Epicurus
  • Lucretius
  • Voltaire
  • David Hume
  • Thomas Paine
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Edward Gibbon
  • Charles Darwin
  • Andrew Dickson White
  • Robert Green Ingersoll

  • Bertrand Russell
  • A.J. Ayer
  • Karl Popper
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Susan Blackmore
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • Carl Sagan
  • Isaac Asimov

  • Marvin Minsky
  • Hans Moravec
  • Desmond Morris
  • Steven Weinberg
  • Victor Stenger
  • Robert Spencer
  • Ibn Warraq
  • Ali Sina
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Taslima Nasrin
  • Irshad Manji
  • Wafa Sultan
  • Nonie Darwish
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali


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Blocked on Twitter: I am blocked on Twitter by George Galloway MP and Owen Jones and Mo Ansar and Charles Johnson and Frankie Boyle and Carlos Latuff and CAGE and Stanley Cohen and Alaa Abd El Fattah and Aziz Poonawalla and Mubin Shaikh and Ali Abunimah and David Sheen and Andy Kindler and John Cusack and Mick Wallace TD and Cllr. Paul Donnelly and Cllr. Enda Fanning and Mary Fitzgerald and Frank McDonald and Donal O'Keeffe and Joanna Kiernan and Rachel Lynch and Allan Cavanagh and Umar Al-Qadri. What a shower. Islamists and Islamic right-wing conservatives. And their western leftist enablers and fellow-travellers.

Who I block: I will debate almost anyone. I love ideas. I will not debate (and will block) people who do the following: (a) Make threats. (b) Accuse me of crimes. (c) Comment on my appearance. (d) Drag in stuff about me not related to the topic. (My professional career, my personal life.) (e) Complain to my employer. Yes, people do all these things.