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Call for participants: Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents

Andrew Bober, a postgraduate researcher at the University of Strathclyde is seeking respondents for his survey about “Belief and Causality Relating to Accidents”. Bober...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Seven)

Day Six It’s done. I’ve been home from Soul Survivor twenty-four hours, and I’ve now more or less recovered emotionally and physically. I won’t deny...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Six)

Day Five Today will be my last day at Soul Survivor. Having witnessed the main meetings at this festival, with their cheering, praying and orgies...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Five)

Day Four The tallest building in Germany, the Fernsehturm or TV tower, stands next to Alexanderplatz in the centre of Berlin. It's impossible to miss,...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Four)

Day Three As the festival's third day starts, I'm better rested than the previous morning - the boys camped next door seem to have quietened...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Three)

Day Two My first night's sleep at camp is less than adequate. After witnessing conversion en masse at the evening's meeting and falling back to...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day Two)

Day One Right now I'm lying in my tent. It's shortly after nine; I've just returned from the very first 'main meeting' of Soul Survivor,...

Going Soul-o: one young atheist’s week at Christian camp (Day One)

This time tomorrow, I will be wearing a wristband: not a brightly coloured rubber one with a slogan on it, like the kind which...

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