Sunday 29 April 2012

Burnee links for Sunday

A duty to raise a new generation of bigots | Butterflies and Wheels
Everyone I know who's aware of this thinks it's an abomination.

I propose that states seize all the Catholic schools | Pharyngula
Who will rid us of these meddlesome priests?

Four Dollars, Almost Five: Analyse religion, and you'll reject it
Obvious, perhaps; but then, the analytical amongst us will still insist on looking at the evidence.

Donohue’s success | Butterflies and Wheels
Perhaps a better name for the League would be "Catholic Hubris".

The Consolation of Philosophy: Scientific American
The philosophy of nothing. Philosophers and theologians objecting to Lawrence Krauss's definition of "nothing" cannot have it both ways. If they maintain that Krauss's "nothing" is not really nothing, then they must admit that their definition of nothing cannot contain a god. If God is eternal, then their idea of "nothing" is an impossibility — and they should therefore stop complaining about Krauss not addressing it.