Human Rights…

Today is Human Rights day in South Africa, as we mostly just look at this as a “day off work”, I thought I’d take a moment and remind myself and others about what Human Rights are (I believe it should always be capitalised). Human Rights are not ‘god given’, if they were, we’d have a […]

Wonder…

Watching my two and a half year old niece playing in the bath reminded me about the wonder in even the little things, and how often as ‘grown-ups’ we don’t go “Sqeee!” at the sight of a flashing ball making “bloop” in the bath. We usually seek more elaborate pleasures that excite us, sometimes more […]

Spirit…

Every one will eventually suffer the loss of someone they love in the most final of ways : Death! As an Atheist, the death of someone is the end of their existence and therefore the end of our interaction forever. We all have our own ways of grieving and mourning, while believers may say it’s […]

Respect…

I left Christianity when I was 22 (closing on 14 years now) and have no interest, intention or inclination to “find faith”. I’m very happy with who I am and my life style, values and principles. In fact, I actually feel like I’ve become a better person since I left religion in my past. This […]

One Life…

I’m often asked: “As an atheist, what’s your life for without god?”, the question seems based in the rather silly notion that your worth is attached to your belief system or “god”. I prefer to know that every human being has intrinsic worth, and that your personal beliefs are just the way you choose to […]