Life, the universe and Science vs. Religion

For a while now I tend to approach conversations about religion vs. science with a bit of weariness because it feels sometimes like the topic has become touchier and touchier over time – people have become (a) more vocal on both sides and (b) more thin skinned generally speaking. But a little while ago I…

2016 – A Pretty Good Year?

That header, the title above, seems strange to type out and read – saying it and hearing myself say it is even stranger. At this point I have to admit even I’m not sure if I’m being sarcastic or not. But was it really that terrible a year? As horrible as we’re all imagining it?…

Is this Jesus? Or is it not?

I found this on the internet (where else) and besides my amusement, I was genuinely curious and looked it up and it actually seems not too far fetched! Plus you gotta admit, Cesare looks a lot more like this quintessential image than what the actual Jesus would have looked like – i.e., more like this…

The power of a picture to open minds.

I received this video clip on my phone and in a rare instance, really wanted to share it (originally from Huffpost somewhere/when). A photographer named Platon talks about how a photograph he took without even realising some details about what he was shooting turned out to be not just uniquely powerful, but also showed how…

How Dudeism and Enlightenment are the New Dudeism and Enlightenment

For those of you Dudes out there who don’t know this already, I’m a laid-back, non-theist Dude who just likes to live and let live. Recently I read this article by fellow dude Troy Lambert over HERE and I loved it so thought I’d share it here with all you gentle-dudes out there during this,…

It’s A Stupider World.

I used to think maybe I was being mean or smugly-smart of a know-it-all or some such – but not so much anymore. Folks like me keep trying to give others the benefit of the doubt. We hope for the the best, we calmly try and discuss, we try and debate and converse and learn…