Friday, 23 November 2012

Thursday, 22 November 2012

God has become an unnecessary hypothesis

I found it far easier to account for good in the world without God than to account for bad in the world with God. Thus, I am no longer a Christian, or even a theist: God has become an unnecessary hypothesis.

Kendal Hobbs

Divine Women

Historian Bettany Hughes reveals the hidden history of women in religion, from dominatrix goddesses to feisty political operators and warrior empresses.
In this provocative upcoming series, Bettany tells the stories of the extraordinary women whose legends and lives cast new light on some of the hottest arguments about the role of women in religion today.
 
Drawing on cutting edge scholarship and archaeological evidence, she reveals what her favourite women in religion tell us about the lives of the real flesh and blood women of their day.





Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Today in History....

The 24th August 1572.

St Bartholomew's day massacre, in France, estimates vary between 5000 and 30000 Huguneots slaughtered by Catholics in Paris and elsewhere.