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End Islamic law!
Freedom of religion now in Saudi Arabia, Iran, Afghanistan, Sudan, Pakistan and Nigeria.

Stop the jihad now!
Peace on earth now!
Writers on religion that I like

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Religion, Atheism and Philosophy

My religious beliefs, or rather my lack thereof, come from my interest in science. Because religion is such an emotive topic, these have been separated from my scientific pages. It is a shame that this is necessary. It is my belief that religion being emotional is crucial to the reasons for its success, since it means people do not examine the evidence as to whether it is true or not.

My core religious belief is that we are alone, but it's not the end of the world. We can still do something with this universe.



Religions have done much good, and much harm. My main point is that they are not true. Their claims about the universe are not true.




Judaism has a fairly benign history. My pages on it are mainly about its enemies.



Islam is the most violent and oppressive religion in the world today.


Islam in the West

Islam in Ireland

Islamic Fascism

The Islamic street


Alternative religions

As belief in traditional religions has been challenged, many irrational religion-substitutes have grown up. By far the most evil religion of all time (in terms of body count) is communism.


Writers on religion that I like

This is by no means an exhaustive list. But it gives you an idea:

  • Epicurus
  • Lucretius
  • Voltaire
  • David Hume
  • Thomas Paine
  • Thomas Jefferson
  • Edward Gibbon
  • Charles Darwin
  • Andrew Dickson White
  • Robert Green Ingersoll

  • Bertrand Russell
  • A.J. Ayer
  • Karl Popper
  • Richard Dawkins
  • Susan Blackmore
  • Daniel C. Dennett
  • Carl Sagan
  • Isaac Asimov

  • Marvin Minsky
  • Hans Moravec
  • Desmond Morris
  • Steven Weinberg
  • Victor Stenger
  • Robert Spencer
  • Ibn Warraq
  • Ali Sina
  • Salman Rushdie
  • Taslima Nasrin
  • Irshad Manji
  • Wafa Sultan
  • Nonie Darwish
  • Ayaan Hirsi Ali


Earth at night from space.
From NASA (and here). Image is apparently public domain.
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Blocked on Twitter: I am blocked on Twitter by Sarah Abdallah and Ali Abunimah and Nadeem Ahmed and Lexi Alexander and Umar Al-Qadri and Mo Ansar and Frankie Boyle and Brendan Ciaran Browne and CAGE and Allan Cavanagh and Tom Clonan and the Clonskeagh mosque and Stanley Cohen and Juan Cole and Ruth Coppinger TD and John Cusack and Clare Daly MEP and Stephen Donnan-Dalzell and Cllr. Paul Donnelly and Alaa Abd El-Fattah and Joyce Fegan and Mary Fitzgerald and Tara Flynn and Clementine Ford and George Galloway MP and Roxane Gay and John Gibbons and Sofie Hagen and Harry's Last Stand and Cllr. Sarah Holland and the IPSC and Charles Johnson and Owen Jones and Joanna Kiernan and Andy Kindler and Carlos Latuff and Joe Loughnane and Frank McDonald and Rob McDowall and Ruairķ McKiernan and Philip Nolan and Colm O'Gorman and Donal O'Keeffe and Aziz Poonawalla and Angela Rayner MP and the Rubber Bandits and Mubin Shaikh and David Sheen and Richard Silverstein and Mark Sleboda and Jonathan Sugarman and Vian Tahir and Ronan Tynan and Cllr. Matt Waine and Mick Wallace TD and Ben White and Sarah Wilkinson and Asa Winstanley. What a shower. The reactionary part of the Islamic world, and their western allies, the regressive left.

Who I block on Twitter: I will debate almost anyone. I love ideas. I will not debate (and will block) people who: (a) target my job, (b) target my appearance, or: (c) libel me. Also, since 2016, abusive reporting has become a thing. I was targeted with abusive reporting by an Israel-hater pretending to be "Jewish". So I now also block: (d) any account that even hints that it reports its enemies, and: (e) any Israel-hater that claims to be Jewish. It is just self-defence.