Tony Ryan's Blog (30)

Rebecca Watson lies about me, then PZ Myers abuses me. Nice.

PZ abusing people who point out the fact that RW wasn't stating a fact!

Added by Tony Ryan on June 26, 2012 at 6:06pm — 7 Comments

Can faith heal depression.

Short answer: No.

Long answer:

It is one thing to question what an illness is, and how it manifests itself. It is quite another to challenge its existence in the face of evidence armed only with faith in the supernatural. However, this is what Channel 4 deem fit for public consumption, despite the consequences. Sufferers of depression have enough to deal with when it comes to being accepted by society as genuinely “suffering” from a condition without having that…


Added by Tony Ryan on April 25, 2012 at 4:46pm — 1 Comment

Neuroscience of the afterlife

What interests me most about people who believe in an after life, is that most of them believe that the brain has some control over our functions. Tell them that a person can no longer talk, read, write, reason properly, or remember things due to a brain injury (i.e the damage to/death of part of the brain) and they will understand, and accept the science behind it. However, when the brain completely dies, and therefore so does the human being,…


Added by Tony Ryan on April 24, 2012 at 4:54pm — No Comments

QED 2012 - a quick reflection

QED is over for another year!

Added by Tony Ryan on March 12, 2012 at 7:22pm — No Comments

'Anonymous' begin their attack on Religion

Anonymous attacks a lot of things that they find wrong with the world: corporations, governments and other groups that they feel threaten the freedom of the people. On Friday, they attacked what may be their most controversial target yet – religion.

Full article

Added by Tony Ryan on March 2, 2012 at 3:01pm — 3 Comments

Dear ‘Liberal’ Catholic:

Dear ‘Liberal’ Catholic:

It’s time to quit the Roman Catholic Church.

It’s your moment of truth. Will it be reproductive freedom, or back to the Dark Ages? Do you choose women and their rights, or Bishops and their wrongs? Whose side are you on, anyway?

It is time to make known your dissent from the Catholic Church, in light of the U.S. Catholic Conference…


Added by Tony Ryan on February 21, 2012 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Is Stephen Hawking an Atheist?

One of the greatest minds of our time, if not all time, and a universally praised physicist and cosmologist who has gone out of his way time and time again to not offend people of faith. He is oft-cited as mentioning God when talking about the big bang or origins of the universe. However, this is a fallacy, and a weak attempt by theists to hijack someone credible…


Added by Tony Ryan on February 16, 2012 at 11:03am — 2 Comments

Banksy upsets the church. This makes me smile.

Banksy, from my current hometown of Bristol, has unveiled another controversial piece of work aptly named “Cardinal Sin”. Banksy called it a Christmas present, saying

“The statue? I guess you could call it a Christmas present. At this time of year it’s easy to forget the true meaning of Christianity – the lies, the corruption, the abuse.” …


Added by Tony Ryan on December 15, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Atheists in the US Military – Persecuted more than any other group?

Atheists in the US Military – Persecuted more than any other group? 


I hate Fox News - Religitards like Bill O'Reilly are one of the reasons progress is so hard to maintain.


Today's blog - Atheists in the US…


Added by Tony Ryan on November 14, 2011 at 1:46pm — 2 Comments

Dawkins evening - Magic Of Reality (Oxford, UK, October 2011)

Dawkins event in Oxford (blogpost)


It was a great evening, and especially exciting to get him to sign my books. 

Added by Tony Ryan on October 29, 2011 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Christian Science

Can never get enough supernatural fairytales to explain things like "electricity"!



Added by Tony Ryan on September 29, 2011 at 2:24pm — 1 Comment

Magic of Reality for iPad (Has the FULL hardback text, and more)

the iPad APP is stunning: 

iPad app overview

A real treat :D

Added by Tony Ryan on September 26, 2011 at 5:44am — No Comments

Speed of light broken. Bad Data or Exciting Times Ahead?

Today's new blogpost, and seriously exciting news!



Added by Tony Ryan on September 23, 2011 at 2:24pm — No Comments

France fines Niqab wearers. A backward response to a draconian practice.


The incident I’m referring to is reported by the BBC here. Let’s get things straight. I am against being forced to wear any form of clothing because a religious culture tells you to. These religious cultures are historically male dominated, male enforced and male created, hence why the arbitrary rules on covering up tend to …


Added by Tony Ryan on September 22, 2011 at 12:04pm — No Comments

Atheists are "intolerant"

Hmmmm.... not sure about that one.

Some people, of all labels, can be intolerant, but I see the rise of atheism as being challenging, robust, and critical of theism - NOT purely intolerant and rude like some claim. 


Atheists are only intolerant of people who spell atheist as "athiest" ;)

Added by Tony Ryan on September 16, 2011 at 8:06am — 2 Comments

Iran was better before the Revolution of 1979. Islam is the reason.



Since posting today's blog (about an hour ago) I've already had some feedback, that I'm "looking at it with Western values" or "America is bad too, it's responsible for a lot of world suffering" and so on... Firstly, looking at things with Western values is not my perspective. I'm critical of anyone who deserves it, whether it's Rick Perry in America and what affect that…


Added by Tony Ryan on September 9, 2011 at 12:53pm — 1 Comment

Clergy to "Take on atheism"


According to a new report, in Britain, backed by the Archbishop of Canterbury. 

Added by Tony Ryan on September 3, 2011 at 10:32am — 1 Comment

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A blog site with articles and links relating to science, religion, critical thought, politics and news.


Thanks guys!

Added by Tony Ryan on August 27, 2011 at 2:16pm — No Comments

Mother Teresa - a fraudulent fundamentalist fanatic

Harsh words indeed.

A classic piece of Hitch-slap!

Hitch will be missed. I hope he stays with us, as productively and healthily, as he possibly can.

Added by Tony Ryan on August 26, 2011 at 8:24am — 1 Comment

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