atheist guide christianity

An Atheist’s Guide to Christian Tradition

I do not believe in God and have not for as long as I can remember.

Despite going to religious schools, which involved prayers every morning, hymns multiple times per week, I never truly believed.

When I was in my teens I was convinced (as are many fedora-tipping redditors) that religion was the main source of conflict in the world and if we can only spread atheism the world would be a better place.

As such I routinely attacked Christianity. But I also was not afraid to attack Islam and Judaism, as many self-identified atheists are today.

But I no longer call myself an atheist.

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Wolf Whistling Is Now A ‘Hate Crime’ in the UK

Yesterday The Telegraph reported that Nottinghamshire Police Force has become the first in Britain to ‘recognise misogyny as a hate crime’.

The police force is recording incidents such as ‘wolf whistling, street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photographs without consent within the hate crime definition.’

There has been quite a lot of confusion in the press and the blogosphere about what this actually means. Here’s my take on it.

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