Blaspheme? Blasphoryou? Blasphoreverybody in the Room

I live in a place with a blasphemy law. Sure it’s not called “Blasphemy Law” or “God’s Fragile Feelings Need Protecting Law”. It’s a law put in place to protect the secularism of India and prevent attacks from one religious group on another. However it can be used to deal with blasphemy if you can garner sufficient outrage. It is a very  openly worded law.

In it’s most recent form?  It’s been used and applied to Sanal Edamaruku and Taslima Nasrin. Why? For pointing out that the “tears” of a statute is from a broken pipe containing unclean water (Remember Pilgrims were drinking this) and for pointing out Islam has a terrible track records with women’s rights. [Read more…]

Weight Loss?

Why would you lose weight?

Oh well. It’s because you are a woman. You are planning to challenge for a leadership position in the elections. No one votes for a fat woman. No one wants to be represented by that.

John Prescott and Eric Pickles may be corpulent but their weight adds grandeur. I am afraid a woman cannot possibly lose weight without it being political. [Read more…]

Clarity

This changed one day during a conversation with my friend Alex. I had a habit of bouncing theological questions off him, and one particular day, I asked him this: If God was absolutely moral, because morality was absolute, and if the nature of “right” and “wrong” surpassed space, time, and existence, and if it was as much a fundamental property of reality as math, then why were some things a sin in the Old Testament but not a sin in the New Testament? – Rachel Slick on leaving her faith

Rachel Slick is an atheist.

She is also the daughter of CARM President, Matt Slick.

But why did she do it? Well Wintery Knight weighs in on this. [Read more…]