Friday, 25 February 2011

Can we talk about Islamic homophobia now?


"East London has seen the highest increase in homophobic attacks anywhere in Britain. Everybody knows why, and nobody wants to say it. It is because East London has the highest Muslim population in Britain, and we have allowed a fanatically intolerant attitude towards gay people to incubate there, in the name of “tolerance”."

From an article on Johann Hari's blog.

Captain Picard lays it on the line . .

Thursday, 24 February 2011

US Government more dangerous than Wikileaks


Pope charged with crimes against humanity

From "IRISHTIMES.COM":

By PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent

TWO GERMAN lawyers have initiated charges against Pope Benedict XVI at the International Criminal Court, alleging crimes against humanity.
Christian Sailer and Gert-Joachim Hetzel, based at Marktheidenfeld in the Pope’s home state of Bavaria, last week submitted a 16,500-word document to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court at the Hague, Dr Luis Moreno Ocampo. 


Thursday, 10 February 2011

Quote of the Day

"What has been Christianity's fruits? Superstition, Bigotry and Persecution."                                           
 ~ James Madison, 4th. President of the United States.

Religions of the World explained

By Really Ghey

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Symbols





I'd much rather explain this symbol to my children . . . . . . . 











. . . than this one.

BHA calls for disestablishment






"This is a tension at the heart of the Church of England which demands resolution. The Church of England wishes – as a church – to promote Christianity and of course it should be free to do so, but it should not be privileged in doing so, and it is not legitimate for it to enlist our shared and publicly-funded schools, social services and our parliament in its evangelistic task."

Thursday, 3 February 2011

International Aid wasted on bullshit

Payments of nearly £2 million towards the cost of the Pope’s state visit to the UK have been made by the Department for International Development (DfID). The British Humanist Association (BHA) has described the payments as illegitimate use of government funds. In October 2010, it was reported that £3.7 million had been paid towards the spiralling costs of the Papal visit from environmental funds, by the Department of Energy and Climate Change.

The payment came to light following an investigation into the accounts of DfID, by the International Development Select Committee, which considered the transfer of funds as surprising, and has asked the government for further explanation. A spokesperson for DfID claimed that the £1.85 million contribution ‘Recognised the Catholic Church's role as a major provider of health and education services in developing countries’. The BHA has described this reasoning as ‘irrational and wrong’. Read more.

The Argument from Scriptures

Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Quote of the Year (so far)

"A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance, when the need for illusion is deep." 

~ Saul Bellow. 1915 - 2005. Winner of the Nobel prize for literature 1976.