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Monthly Archive: December 2013

Dec 31 2013

When Human Rights Goes Too Far

The European Court of Human Rights has lost its legitimacy in the UK by doing things that frankly the people of this country and their elected representatives do not want. “This is not an issue that unites the Coalition. The Conservative Party’s intention is to go into the next election with an absolutely clear plan …

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Dec 31 2013

The Unkindest Cut – The Cost of Circumcision

Circumcision is a contentious subject. While many  people believe it’s a harmless practice and produces an aesthetically  pleasing penis with a myriad of (dubious) health benefits, many consider the non-prescriptive usage of the procedure to effectively be pointless mutilation of a child due to cultural reasons. Let’s get this straight. This is not Female Genital …

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Dec 31 2013

The Untouchables

Unlike Eliot Ness’s squad of prohibition cops, the untouchables of India are a far far more fearsome proposition. The dalits or harijans are people who were part of the castes who were associated with the traditionally unclean work. Leather work (hindus still wear leather despite not consuming cows), slaughter house work (the crime is in …

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Dec 30 2013

Catholic Youth Leader Abuses A Second Time

The Catholic Church does not have more paedophiles than any other institution with an inordinate power over it’s wards. There are probably as many paedophile teachers as there are priests. However, the problem with the Church is how it dealt with paedophiles. In order to maintain the illusion of a moral high ground, the Catholic …

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Dec 30 2013

IEKYF RQMSI ADXUO KVKZC GUBJ

IEKYF RQMSI ADXUO KVKZC GUBJ Founder of Computer Science Enigma Code

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Dec 30 2013

Why is it God’s Plan When Someone Dies?

Sometimes you need a response to something. When I first wrote a response to this question on Reddit there were no responses. It was an empty thread. I know he asks for a religious viewpoint so I am going to cage this in a disclaimer. If you do not wish to read the viewpoint of …

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Dec 29 2013

Layla Murad and Her Reasons for Leaving Islam

Reading this made me wonder why we aren’t as willing to tell the stories of ex-Muslims and how they see their own cultural climate change due to the pressure of Islamic changes. Layla Murad is another “Arab Name” of note. She was a Egyptian singer and incredibly popular. If she lived today she would never …

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Dec 29 2013

Atheism As A Movement of Privilege

While the prostitutes are easily looked down upon, perhaps God has a special job for them: “But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong.” – 1 Corinthians 1:27 This is what Christian Post had to say about an …

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Dec 28 2013

Atheist Church

Yet more weirdness about the Atheist Church being a mainstream atheist idea in the Irish Times. It rather puzzles me that such a weirdly minor part of atheism has captured the public in such an impressive way.

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Dec 28 2013

Letters from the War on Christmas

Tiffany Wait tried to get her infant child a gift but got more trouble than she bargained for. Babies are (allegedly) cute. I am told this repeatedly especially after child birth when parents insist their baby is adorable when I think the baby looks more like a jacket potato. But that’s just me, I am …

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