Malala: free speech against religious repression

This is a wonderful five-minute video about 15-year-old Malala Yousafzai and her courage to speak out against the oppression of women, of human beings, by religious fanatics. Stand up for free thought and free speech. Refuse to be bullied by any religion that seeks to control you or to deny your human rights. Think for…

The Pale Blue Dot

Take a minute out to watch and listen to The Pale Blue Dot, scientist Carl Sagan’s reflections on the tiny speck that is the beautiful earth in the midst of the vastness of the universe. Awe is a human experience – it is not the preserve of people stuck within myopic religious constructs. Don’t let…

Richard Dawkins Foundation promotes Joe Armstrong’s documentary

The Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason and Science has promoted my documentary on its website, and provides a direct link to the RTE Radio 1 website where you can listen to the 40-minute audio story of how three guys who joined the Marist Fathers’ seminary in Dublin in 1980 transitioned through insight, personal crisis, realization…

Happy unbeliever

I’m glad I no longer believe in God. I’m glad I’ve given up that foolishness, that escapism, that childishness. Adults accept the real world as it is: they re-wire their brain if they’ve been thought to believe in gods and leprechauns or the tooth fairy. Now is good. Live it and enjoy it to the…

Norah Casey The Meaning of Life

That was a very moving final episode of the current series of Gay Byrne’s (RTE 1 television ) The Meaning of Life in which Gaybo interviewed Norah Casey, one year after the sad and sudden death of her beloved husband. It was touching, sad, honest, true and insightful, marred only by Gaybo’s cultural conditioning within…

religion warps thinking

I sometimes wonder what my life would have been like had I never been told the lie that ‘God’ exists. Imagine a life without picking up all that negative made-up, loopy thinking about ‘sin’, ‘sex’, ‘Hell’, ‘guilt’, ‘damnation’. Religious thinking warps normal thought. It leaves us believing in mythical beings. We choose things on the…