Posts by Godless Mum

Why Becoming a Parent Made My Atheism & Scepticism More Important

Posted by on Saturday, 5th May 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Why Becoming a Parent Made My Atheism & Scepticism More Important

I’ve never quite even remotely understood the whole “look into the eyes of a newborn & you’ll believe in god” mumbo-jumbo.  Quite frankly I get the vague sense that this statement at the extreme puts enormous pressure on new parents & at the least is downright insulting. We went into this whole parenting thing as atheists & nothing about the pregnancy & birth process caused us to question our stance on religion – except that is, to strengthen our resolve. Being a parent or knowing that you are about to become one, is a big deal in most people’s lives – one that makes you really take stock.  Take stock of yourself & of the world you...

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Pastafarian Kindergarten?

Posted by on Tuesday, 10th April 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Pastafarian Kindergarten?

I was just going through all the beautiful little crafty projects Godless Girl brought home from Kindy during 1st term, trying to think of a great, compact, way to display / store them. There are paintings & 3d projects.  Then there’s a whole slew of Easter stuff – hat, basket, bunny etc. Of course, several items (not just the Easter ones) have little Christian messages on them:  “God made me”, “Jesus gives us new life”, “God loves me” and so-on & so-forth.  (Don’t forget, GG goes to a Christian affiliated Independent School). Every time I see these messages, I take a deep breath & remind myself of all...

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April 10 is World Pseudo-medicine Day

Posted by on Tuesday, 10th April 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

April 10 is World Pseudo-medicine Day

My hometown hero, Token Skeptic aka Kylie Sturgess, blows my mind with her “Links Du Jour” posts, just for the sheer volume of skeptic-candy contained within. Today’s was no exception.  If you’re a true skeptic, you’ll go to her blog & check it out for yourself. If you’re like me & don’t always have time to follow every link in her choc-full posts, then at least watch this vid: ‘Nuf said. Recommend on Facebook Share on Linkedin Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post...

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Easter Weekend Chuckles

Posted by on Tuesday, 10th April 2012 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Easter Weekend Chuckles

This Easter, my “faith” in the common sense of the Australian public is restored (see pic, or you can check it out here if the link still works).  If you missed the show live last night, you can watch it online. It’s an hour well spent, watching that ultimate slimeball, Archbishop of Sydney Cardinal George Pell, get his arse handed to him on live TV by the inimitable Richard Dawkins.   I laughed SO hard, it actually got me motivated to finally launch this blog with my first ever entry!!   Over Easter, Godless Girl gave even more fuel to the funnybone: GG:  (thoughtful look on her face) Mummy, I think YOU’RE the Easter Bunny. GM:  (wry smile) Is that...

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