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The atheist holiday

“Organising atheists has been compared to herding cats, because they tend to think independently and will not conform to authority.” I’m sure most of us are familiar with this quote from Richard Dawkins. I would like to explore what makes … Continue reading

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Great doubt

Some would say it is encouraged in zen: great doubt supposedly leads to great enlightenment. Take Hakuin’s word for it. Or don’t. That is equally fine with me. The trouble is that you are always encouraged to doubt within the … Continue reading

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Meet the real sceptics

Originally, the word sceptic meant “One who looks.” As mentioned in the famous quotation from Sextus Empiricus: “And the sceptics, they are still investigating.” In this quote, he compares sceptics to dogmatists. There are positive dogmatists: people who know the truth. … Continue reading

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