Mark Humphrys (politics)


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


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

Earth at night from space.
From NASA (and here). Image is apparently public domain.
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Politics      Religion      Since 1995.

Banned in Iran: This site is banned in Iran.

Blocked by the regressive left and Islamists on Twitter: I love debate. I love ideas. But the Western left and their friends the Islamic right do not return the favour. Their response to opposing ideas, whether expressed politely or robustly, is often to block. See Who blocks me on Twitter.

I will debate almost anyone. Stick to ideas and I will debate you. But I do have rules. See Who I block on Twitter.

Where to debate? Twitter's best days are over. I am on Twitter at markhumphrys. Twitter was a truly great place for debate before 2016. You could meet everyone in the world, and argue about ideas. Since 2016, Twitter is broken. It is now full of reporting and bans and censorship. In 2019, Twitter even started shadowbanning me for no reason that was ever explained, or could ever be appealed. It is time to find a better place to debate. I am on Parler at markhumphrys.