Blog Posts

Welcome to the Theocracy
May 11, 2012 • no comments • 538 views
Feminism, Freethought

So, I do try to respect people’s right to their personal beliefs. The key word here being personal. In turn, I do not want some group’s collective beliefs imposed on the rest of us. That is, them not respecting my personal beliefs in return. Unfortunately too many religious organisations are to dense to understand this […]

The “No True Creationist” Fallacy
May 8, 2012 • no comments • 430 views
Freethought

I was once upon a time a Christian, and I had creationism – what passes for science in fundamentalist Christian circles – pushed on me from an early age. When I was a young adult and the internet came around, I spent a lot of time on websites like talkorigins.org and various creationist sites as well […]

The Security Hysteria and Discrimination
May 1, 2012 • 2 comments • 673 views
Other

While reading through my RSS-feed today I came across a puzzling post by Sam Harris titled “In Defense of Profiling”. He talks about the way security treats people on airports and come to some strange conclusions about this. Firstly, let me say a thing or two about my own experience with, and thoughts about, the […]

The Titanic’s 100th Anniversary
April 20, 2012 • no comments • 425 views
Other

April 15th was the 100th year anniversary of the Titanic accident. I was planning to make a post on that day, but I never found the time, but here it is four days late. The story about the Titanic has always fascinated me – ever since I was a little kid. My granddad, who was a fisherman […]

Film: Tangled (2010)
April 8, 2012 • 5 comments • 721 views
Media

IMDB Link: tt0398286 Category: Animation/Comedy/Family Directors: Nathan Greno, Byron Howard Screenplay: Dan Fogelman Fairy Tale: Grimm brothers Voices: Mandy Moore, Zachary Levi and Donna Murphy So I did it. I watched another Disney movie. I have to admit, I am no big fan of Disney. For a number of reasons. Some of my usual concerns were confirmed with this one too. […]

Easter Message: “Pro Life”
April 7, 2012 • no comments • 468 views
Freethought

The fundamentalist’s crusade against Planned Parenthood and what they so ironically call “pro life” has been appearing a lot in my news feed lately. Last Sunday some of the more extremist of these people even bombed a clinic in Wisconsin, USA. It isn’t the first time. Of course, they are not all crazy lunatics. Some […]

Easter Message: Religion and Secularism
April 6, 2012 • no comments • 678 views
Freethought

It’s Easter. That celebration the Christians co-opted from the Jews like they co-opted our winter solstice celebration and turned it into Christmas. I have a few things I want to say about religion, or mainly Christianity which is the one I was brought up in. This weekend seems to be appropriate – and I have […]

MRA: A War on Women?
March 10, 2012 • one comment • 989 views
Sexism

I sometimes write about feminism, but I rarely write about the anti-feminists. I do follow the blog Man Boobz though, and yesterday I found a link to an interesting article from Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a civil rights organisation dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry, titled “Leader’s Suicide Brings Attention to Men’s Rights Movement”. The […]