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    Have you ever wondered if your dreams were the real world, and the real world was just a very vivid dream? When I was a kid, I sometimes used to pinch myself in normal life, to check that it wasn’t a very long, very convincing dream. But what if the pinching was part of the dream? How would I... Read more
  • Interpretation, Preaching and the Olympic Logo image
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    A couple of days ago the Iranian Olympic Committee lodged a protest claiming that the 2012 London Olympic Games logo conceals the word ‘Zion’ and is therefore racist and discriminatory against Arabic nations. Duh? Well ok, if you rearrange the symbols and screw up your face and hang upside-down... Read more
  • The Necessity of Atheism? image
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    On Monday 25th of March 1811 the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley was expelled from Oxford. His story interests me because we’re related, but more because he was expelled for his distribution of his pamphlet ‘The Necessity of Atheism’. Two hundred years later our most famous Atheists are retired... Read more