Free Belief What do you really believe? Take the Truth-Demon Test

What do you really believe? Take the Truth-Demon Test

Most of us have views on politics, current events, religion, society, morality and sport, and we spend a lot of time expressing these views, whether in conversation or on social media. We argue for our positions, and get annoyed if they are challenged. Why do we do this? The obvious answer is that we believe …

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LGBT & Religion People Do Not Understand How Much I Despise Religion

People Do Not Understand How Much I Despise Religion

I disagreed with my boyfriend the other night. It wasn’t significant, but it was important. It will likely turn into something more serious when we reach the actual moment of decision. We were at a party on New Year’s Eve, and he commented (I forget the context) on our future children being baptised. I was …

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Free Belief This Is My Why – Liberty For All

This Is My Why – Liberty For All

Why are you breathing? Apart from the obvious biological answers, do you know why you are alive? I didn’t for a long time. I was ignorant. The first time I ever thought about why I was alive was when my dad called me to his office (now my room) for me to watch the TED …

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Democracy & Politics I Took The Privilege Walk

I Took The Privilege Walk

I watched a recent episode of Degrassi New Class on Netflix, where my favourite character, Miles Hollingsworth III was offered the chance to attend the London Writers Academy on a diversity placement because of his bisexuality. Miles doesn’t like the idea of being accepted because of his apparent diversity and wants to be accepted on …

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LGBT & Religion I Offer No Mercy

I Offer No Mercy

The other day I wrote a blog that concluded that a theist’s relationship with their God is a celestial form of domestic abuse. It ticked many of the signs we see in an abusive relationship. However, once I wrote it, I stepped back and considered that it may have crossed the line and been too …

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Christianity If You Believe God Is Real, Question That Devotion

If You Believe God Is Real, Question That Devotion

If illness does not disprove the existence of God to you, it should at the very least make you question your devotion to him. Last weekend, I was ill. It was something very minor, which lasted a few days. It was a real annoyance and a horrible experience. Nowhere near as horrible as the heart attack …

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Islam How To React After A Terrorist Attack

How To React After A Terrorist Attack

I don’t live in London. I live in Preston, a city in the North of England. In fact, it is 234 miles to Westminster Bridge from my home and would take me four hours and seven minutes in the car to reach. Some may say that it doesn’t affect me. That it shouldn’t. Such a …

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LGBT & Religion The Struggle Of Being Gay In Religion

The Struggle Of Being Gay In Religion

When I first became truly conscious of my sexual desires towards other boys, I was a fourteen-year-old devout Catholic who attended church every Sunday and believed. I knelt in those pew benches and I prayed. I ask God and Jesus (apparently they are one in the same) for help in a variety of aspect of …

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Depression A Stoic With Depression

A Stoic With Depression

I am in many respects a stoic. I also suffer from depression and anxiety. These are not complaints, but statements of truth. Whilst stoicism is far more complex than I think I could describe, I will give you a simple definition. A stoic is “a person who can endure pain or hardship without showing their …

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Religion & Humanism There Is No Such Thing As Destiny

There Is No Such Thing As Destiny

Destiny does not exist. Things do not happen for a reason. Fate is not real. Things happen in life through two things: Choice and coincidence. If you leave your life up to fate or because you believe it happens for a reason, then you are leaving your future in the hands of coincidence and consequence. …

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