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Monthly Archive: June 2013

Jun 27 2013

National Prayer Breakfast and a further Dig at Atheism

The National Parliamentary Prayer Breakfast is not a big event in the British Parliamentary Calendar. It is however a day set aside to claim that Christianity has a role in making the UK what it is today. With the usual “Christian” spin on it. It’s the usual fallacy that without Christianity the UK will just …

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Jun 26 2013

DOMA and Prop 8

If you haven’t heard it elsewhere then you should know that the Supreme Court of the USA struck down both DOMA and Prop 8 thus legalising “Gay Marriage”. Don’t you know what this means? Gay people can  get married to each other! So what does this mean for the USA? Well… Nothing. For the majority …

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Jun 26 2013

Time Magazine – No Deity Will Save Us; We Must Save Ourselves

Joe Klein’s piece on Time Magazine that made their front page is about Service. In particular service to a cause that is good and how it heals those who are suffering with PTSD and how it can give purpose to “a life lost”. In particular it discusses combat PTSD which has to be differentiated to …

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Jun 26 2013

I Get Mail – Science and Correctness

This one is in response to a comment made on the “Do You Science” post.

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Jun 25 2013

Not the Ducks – Offit is Sensationalist? Really?

“Sensational or not, experts say that Dr. Offit’s assertions have not been proven either way.” And what are these claims?

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Jun 25 2013

Do You Science?

It’s a well known “fact” that a lot of atheists are involved in the sciences and that scientific reasoning has it’s roots in rationality and leads to scepticism which in turn can lead to atheism. After all, if one is sceptical about ghosts then why should one not apply that same scepticism to the existence …

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Jun 24 2013

FGM Hotline

The UK’s Female Genital Mutilation Hotline goes live today. It is estimated that roughly 70 women a month are brought in with complications with regards to the practice. Most of these are young children. The UK police are treating the practice as child abuse and a special help line to ask both about legal advice …

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Jun 24 2013

Exams

It’s Tiga’s finals today. It’s her last ever med-school exams. In a year from now she will be a doctor… So best of luck! (Any messages of encouragement? Leave em in the comments) Avi

Jun 24 2013

Racist and Sexist

When the BNP set the bar low they set it fucking low. For those who are unaware, TV Chef Nigella Lawson “may” have been a victim of domestic violence. Domestic violence in a public place. He was photographed holding her by the throat at a restaurant. Honestly? It’s a cut and shut case. There is …

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Jun 23 2013

Age of Kali – In the Wake of Disaster, There will Always Be Vultures

For those who are unaware, the Northern State of Uttarkhand in India has serious flooding and has lost more than 600 people to the floods with many hundreds still stranded there. And there will always be  vultures who try and profit from the death and suffering of others. Often to flog their stupid beliefs.

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