Sunday 18 September 2011

Burnee links for Sunday

The New Apostolic Reformation: The Evangelicals Engaged In Spiritual Warfare : NPR
This is what Liz Lutgendorff talks about on the latest Skepticule Extra podcast, episode 14. It's frightening. (Episode 15 was recorded this evening and will be posted in a few days.)

I Am An Atheist: 16 Things Atheists Need Christians to Know
Excellent list, succinctly enumerated.

Belief matters, and bad beliefs hurt us all | Pharyngula
Truth matters as well. I heard John Gray's piece (the essay against which PZ so vehemently fulminates) as A Point of View — a podcast of the BBC radio programme of the same name. The man sounds so reasonable with his calm, deliberate delivery, until you actually listen to what he's saying. Then you realise he's speaking from a different planet.

Whither now the Church of England? : Atheism UK
The CofE is squirming, wriggling, trying its best to untangle the moral knots it has woven for itself in an inexorably complex cat's cradle of obfuscation. Too bad, I say. The CofE is history — let it hang there and expire.

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking: Magical v. Rational Candles
The rational candles are great; I want a box of them. But I'm torn — the magical candles use one of my favourite woo-woo words: potentised.