REASONISM

Of all the tyrannies that afflict mankind, tyranny in religion is the worst. Every other species of tyranny is limited to the world we live in, but this attempts a stride beyond the grave and seeks to pursue us into eternity.

Thomas Paine
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
There is a very important issue ‘invading' our schools at the moment: The National School Chaplaincy Program. It is important because it borders the separation between Church and State. Every parent who has a child in school will certainly have heard, or will hear, of it. In this article, I am going to briefly introduce the nature of this program and mention some numbers to illustrate the type of investment that we, as tax payers, have provided to the program. Thereafter, we will discuss whether this Program should continue or not.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
On Australia Day, 26th of January 2010, I joined a gathering among other Victorians to protest against the tactics used by religious organisations, specifically Catch The Fire Ministries in using scare tactics, instead of rational debate to discuss the issues that plague us today. Watch the video >>
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
On Tuesday, 12th of January 2010, I had a fun time chatting to Andrew Rawlings and Elida Radig on their "The Atheist Age" Radio Program about The Tyranny Of God. Watch the YouTube presentations or download the MP3.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
When I was thirteen years of age, my family migrated to Australia. I liked the fact that Australia was secular. Religion seemed to play little role in politics and in people's lives in general. In the years that followed, Australia continued to remain secular and as far as I was aware, religion did not play a major part in politics. I was always confident that other people's beliefs would never affect me, confident that religion will continue to remain separate from the laws of the land that ruled me and so many Australians. Now, I am no longer sure. Overseas, there has been a worrying trend of religious institutions attempting to hijack governments and have laws changed to ones that suit their beliefs. This is made possible by providing simple-minded, outdated arguments to complex issues faced by societies. Unfortunately, these theocratic ideologies have arrived here in Australia.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
It has always been proposed by the religious that without religion, humanity will succumb to chaos and destruction. In a lecture organised by The Atheist Society in the Unitarian Church in Melbourne on the 8th of March 2011, I argued that religion is taking undue credit for something that is naturally human. To argue my point, I take us back to envision ancient societies, discussing the Golden Rule, and three universal truths of human nature that allow, force and pressure us to behave. These three universal truths predispose human beings to be moral. Watch the video >>
Article | Marquez Comelab | 01 Jan 06 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
On the 24th of November 2008, the U.N. passed a draft resolution against blasphemy. On Thursday, 26th of March, it was passed as a 'non-binding' resolution: a step closer to being a binding resolution. In this article, Marquez Comelab, author of The Tyranny Of God, asks who really needs protection from whom? This is not about protecting people from other people. This is about taking away our right to think for ourselves and to speak our minds. Article was published in the International Humanist News (UK), May 2009 Edition.
Article | Marquez Comelab | 14 Nov 09 | Update: 18 Mar 16 | Full View
The Vice-Chancellor of The Australian Catholic University wrote an article referring to atheists as part of a plague, an infestation. Marquez Comelab warns us against the dangers of religious groups having the tendency to dehumanise any group of people who contradict their religion.