Know scientology, know it’s a con

The “church” of scientology is launching a new media blitz, with the strapline of “know yourself, know life”. Here’s the first one, entitled “Search”: The other two are equally as vapid, and tell you absolutely nothing whatsoever. Except that you’re special, but you’d be more special if you only licked Tom Cruise’s arse joined their cult“religion”. As usual, they don’t mention…

Petition: Withdraw support for creationist zoo in schools

Over at RD.net today, someone has posted a petition: We the undersigned petition the Prime Minister to withdraw support for Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm, and education focused, yet ardently creationist establishment. Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm (NAZF) is a zoo just outside Bristol that markets itself to schools and is heavily focused on child education. However, instead of teaching well-established…

£75 of awesome sceptical activist WIN!

Now here’s an example of great sceptical activism, all centred around the ongoing BCA vs Simon Singh libel claim and recent ASA adjudication on chiropractic advertising. Simon over at Adventures in nonsense has been busying himself recently: For some time, chiropractic has managed to get away with being the acceptable face of alternative medicine. With some evidence to show that…

Confessions of a Lapsed [Person Who Doesn’t Believe In Gods]

Jenn Q Public (”one part reason, two parts awesome” – LOL!) is apparently a lapsed atheist. Sorry, I meant Atheist. The capitalisation is important, you see, because that means that Atheists are Dogmatic, Militant, Intolerant, and all of those other extra-bad qualities that only atheists (sorry, Atheists) exhibit and is never, ever, ever found in religious people. NEVER! So she…

The Telegraph: BBC supports Islam and attacks Christianity, says whinging git

Yeah, it’s from The Torygraph. The BBC supports Islam and attacks Christianity, according to Don Maclean, the former Radio 2 religious programme presenter. Maclean, who hosted Good Morning Sunday for 16 years, claimed that the corporation is biased against Christianity and had embarked on a movement to “secularise the country”. Translation: Bwaaaah boo hoo boo hoo!…

Oh, FFS, here we go again…

Yes, it’s that time of the month where someone decides to have a go at the “New Atheists”. I’ll simply link to it for your interest, but it was this comment from (yet another ignorant and “oh woe is me!” christian) that somewhat piqued my relatively low-key ire. They wrote: This study convinces me even more that New Atheism…