Saturday, 19 January 2013

Board that boat.

When did we get so bored? When did the wondrous thing which is the world around us become so banal, so dull, that we felt a need to fill our time with obsessions over celebrity, sports players, fashion, politicians and gossip? I realize that to a good portion of those who will read this, I am ‘preaching to the converted’, so to speak, but I think that we are part of a startling minority, and I hold hope that at least one of the unconverted will read this.

Friday, 28 December 2012

Monsters in the shadows

I’m currently enjoying a two week break from work, and, accordingly finally getting a fair bit of reading done (I have an addiction to books, and have a bad habit of buying them on a whim, despite a growing list of books in my book case which I have yet to read). At the moment I’m ticking ‘The God Delusion’ by the one and only Richard Dawkins off my ‘To read’ list, and am rather enjoying it. I love the way that this man writes; often while reading I find myself replicating the self-assured, well-crafted accent with which he speaks. I happened upon a point in the book which I wanted to elaborate upon, that being the mind’s inherent ability to project consciousness onto that which we don't understand, and the implications which that has.

Saturday, 22 December 2012

I think I might need some help on this one.....

I am an atheist. 

Fitting words to start the blog I think. I was going to have my first post be a rather lengthy introduction to how I came to be where I am now, but decided against it. I will instead summarise. I was brought up in a very actively Pentecostal Christian family. By the age of 16, I was attending church several days a week, and was one of a few worship leaders for the band, singing and playing guitar regularly at either the weekly Friday night youth meeting, or for the Church services each Sunday. The church was, for the most part, my life.