So the Saudi Grand Mufti was recently asked what Islamic law had to say on the subject of Christian Churches in Arabic nations. He declared that according to Muhammed the Arabic peninsular was to only exist under a single religion – which was obviously Islam. Thus certain factions with Kuwait took that to mean that [...]
Several months ago there was a little ‘scandal’ that rocked the sceptical world that came to be known as Elevatorgate (gawd I hate it when people add ‘gate’ to the end of things). To anyone who is at all involved in the sceptical community they will already know what happened and I have no desire [...]
So, a couple from Bristol have lost a court case against their local council because the council wouldn’t consider them suitable for fostering kids because their ‘Christian’ views prohibited them from saying that a homosexual lifestyle was acceptable.
When I first read about this on Thursday it left me steaming mad. So much so that I decided to go and steam in the sauna at the local gym and think about it for a few days before posting. So, it seems that a bunch of lads from Gateshead (not that far from where [...]
So, no sooner has his High Popiness Ratzi landed than he’s spouting off drivel.
So, the Pope is arriving in Scotland today which seems to be getting in the news a bit. Even as far as my local radio station Rock FM. The morning DJs made the comment (which is an old joke I admit) about the Pope-mobile having bullet proof glass, and how much faith that shows the [...]
Well, this is a little cracker that has been brewing for a while now. The whole brou-ha-ha surrounding the apparent Ground Zero Mosque, so I thought I might as well chip in with my own few thoughts.
So today is draw Muhammad day and I of course couldn’t resist putting electronic pen to virtual paper. Although I warn you now that I’m not exactly Picasso.
Science writer Simon Singh has today won his appeal against the libel action brought by the British Chiropractic Association.
Full details here.
I was slightly overzealous with the celebrations above. What Simon has won is the right to use his argument that his statements were opinion, something that should be protected under freedom of [...]
Libel laws here in the UK are ridiculous. They are vastly skewed in favour of the accuser, with a huge burden on those who are accused. Given that average libel cases run into the millions of £s, it’s an effective way of silencing debate and dissent – just as the recent case brought by the [...]
The recent earthquake in Haiti is a major disaster. From the what I have heard and read there are thousands, probably hundreds of thousands dead, and the immediate area is in chaos. Governments and organisations the world over are promising aid and financial assistance, and people of all beliefs are dipping into their pockets to give money to the various aid agencies that have sprung into action. [...]
Happy Christmas everyone! Hope you are with the people you want to be with, eating the food you want to eat, and receiving the gifts you want to receive.
This is just shoddy journalism of the highest order. I had considered The Times to be a reasonably balanced and reliable news source, but if this article is anything to go by that perception is well off the mark.
BHA Please Dont Label Me poster
According to this Poll, 54% of UK Adults support the teaching of Creationism alongside Evolution in science classes! GAH! [...]
Breaking news story from the USA, Jaycee Lee Dugard who was kidnapped 18 years ago has been found alive and being held captive by one Phillip Garrido. [...]