Anthony Moss's Blog (2)

A rose by any other thingy...

One of life's lessons is learning how to pick your battles. It's with this in mind that I write this entry.

I think it's easy to become mired in pedantically correcting the names of things, in trying to reclaim, for example, the names of holidays. Sure it might be a direct invocation of a christian holiday but for the vast majority of celebrants the word "christmas" denotes not the Mass of Christ but the…


Added by Anthony Moss on February 17, 2010 at 3:25pm — No Comments

Hitler, Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao were all atheists, and look what they did!

This is a frequent and tiresome ad hominem frequently resorted to by religious fundamentalists fast approaching total cognitive surrender, and I'd like to include a complete rebuttal here before I forget it.

To begin with I'm going to leave Hitler to one side and examine our other three lumninaries. What did Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Mao Tse Tung all have in common apart from their atheism? Anyone? They all had a fanatical devotion to collectivism.

In short all three… Continue

Added by Anthony Moss on January 29, 2010 at 9:40am — 4 Comments

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