Criticism of Religion

13 Things That Don't Make Sense

13 Things That Don't Make Sense by Michael Brooks Audible (audiobook)

Sunday, 8 January, 2012, 12:00am

Six degrees

Christopher Hitchens' recent death silenced a booming voice of reason at the peak of the polemicist's fame (and notoriety).

1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Smokes and booze for a martyr's muse

When Christopher Hitchens died last week, we lost one of the last great smoker-drinkers of contemporary letters. The polemicist, journalist and author made a career out of provocation, with no regard for political correctness. One of his last 'incorrect' gestures - in an age that frowns on such things - may be his insistence that smoking and drinking helped him as a writer.

20 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Enso, DJ and founder of XXX Gallery

What I'm listening to: Africa Hitech's 93 Million Miles. I continue to be super impressed by this production duo. 93 Million Miles is a follow-up to last year's Hitecherous EP and shows so much variety. Both sound like a soundtrack to a progressive multimedia science curriculum taught to kids in some alternative future.

17 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Atheism reignites debate over God

In recent years, there has been a resurgence of what some call 'militant atheism', reigniting a very public debate about the existence, or rather the non-existence, of God.

11 May 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

Banksy (above, maybe) has been the target of art thieves, who have been removing entire sections of wall in Los Angeles adorned with the graffiti artist's stencils. When his work began to fetch high prices, the anonymous artist said on his website: 'I can't believe you morons actually buy this s***.' One of his pieces of art has 'I learnt a valuable lesson from this woman.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Religulous (DVD)

Political commentator Bill Maher manages to ruffle a few feathers in the world of religion with his satirical documentary Religulous. For atheists and agnostics, the movie will justify their views on the topic of religion, while providing a few good laughs.

16 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

A new look at religion

Political commentator Bill Maher manages to ruffle a few feathers in the world of religion with his satirical documentary Religulous. For atheists and agnostics, the movie will justify their views on the topic of religion while giving them a few good laughs.

On the other hand, Religulous could upset people who have strong religious beliefs.

23 Aug 2009 - 12:00am

Atheist bus adverts drive home the question of God's existence


Bendy buses are no stranger to controversy. Loved by fare dodgers, who call them the Magic Bus because few inspectors check tickets, many others loathe them; calling them every name under the sun.

29 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

When scientists and religion don't mix

There is, apparently, a publishing rule that says every formula cited in a science book reduces sales by half, but putting the word 'God' in the title or chapter headings boosts sales. I wonder what would happen with one titled The God Equation?

20 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

God is not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything

God is not Great - How Religion Poisons Everything

by Christopher Hitchens

Twelve/Atlantic, HK$200

'Faith-based fraud' may be an apt epitaph for American TV evangelist Jerry Falwell, whose death last month gave British writer Christopher Hitchens the perfect platform from which to underscore the evils of religion.

17 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

The God Delusion

The God Delusion

by Richard Dawkins

Black Swan, HK$148

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Sins of the believers

They published an opinion poll in Britain recently in which 82 per cent of the people surveyed said that they thought religion did more harm than good. My first reaction, I must admit, was to think: that's what they would say, isn't it? In 'post-Christian Britain', only 33 per cent of the population identify themselves as religious.

23 Mar 2007 - 12:00am


The stand-up comic at London's Comedy Store was drawing on religion for his material. 'The truth is that God created man... and man returned the favour,' he informed the crowd to much laughter.

God is very much on the agenda here at the moment, at the centre of a very edgy debate. And it's largely because some powerful voices are openly denying the existence of the deity.

7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Corrections & clarifications

In the letter 'Spirit of respect in other's beliefs', published on March 4, the penultimate paragraph should have read: 'I invite the orthodox Jew insulted by the gentile, the devout Hindu who sees a Muslim eating beef, the animist who sees his idols desecrated, the atheist reviled by the believers of all creeds, and the Christian outraged by assertions that Christ was not divine, to broadcast

7 Mar 2006 - 12:00am