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Jul 12 2014

Didgeridon’t – Rolf Harris and the harm caused by Trolls/MRA

The heroes of our youth in the UK are no more. They died in ignominy. Gary Glitter and Jimmy Saville turned out to be paedophiles. While Glitter became synonymous with Child Molestation and went to trial quickly, Sir Jimmy Saville was beloved of many and a knight to boot.

He died and his legacy went down fighting against charges made. Now some may say the victims should have come forward earlier while the man was still alive so he could be punished. Maybe, but do you think we would have listened?

[TW - Rape, Sexual Assault, Paedophilia, Harassment]

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Jul 11 2014

Cultural Marxist War on Darwinism

Wow! With a name like that you know it must be good!

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Jul 11 2014

Lazy Travelling – More Photography

For those who are unaware? I spent the last week under the knife. My wisdom teeth hadn’t erupted and had gotten infected. The infection  had spread to my jaw which was reconstructed and the chain had to be replaced. In short? I was in a lot of pain and needed surgical removal of infected teeth and the chain used in reconstruction of my jaw.

Which is why the blog hasn’t been updated. I however had an opportunity to try and put some more photos up.  Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 11 2014

I Get Mail – Defence of Dawkins

Must disagree with some of the conclusions and comments. Prof. Dawkins has repeatedly made clear his disdain for all religions as forces against reason and the progress of humankind. As well he has made it clear that he is not opposed to the people of said religions themselves, but the religions themselves. I have listened to many of Pat Condell’s rants and agree with some but not all of his conclusions on religion in general and Islam specifically. Doesn’t mean he is not a bigot inside or gets some things wrong but that also does not mean his admonitions to beware the long game of Islamists worldwide is wrong – see ISIS and their plans to reestablish a worldwide caliphate. Same with Prof. Dawkins – I find myself in agreement with much but not all of his conclusions on the evils of religion, doesn’t mean he gets it all right all the time. But to caricature him as a bigoted RW authoritarian or shit-stirring hatemonger is not only incorrect but also reprehensible. Try reading his works, listen to him speak and I think you will find your spurious conclusions about him are not accurate. Sure, criticize where disagreements exist, but you are out of bounds with such base characterizations of him and his postitions. Thanks for playing, try again with a better argument than name-calling and propagating the polarization developing within the freethinking community.

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Jul 10 2014

On Richard Dawkins and Islam

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Jul 10 2014

A sort of defence of Voluntourism – It’s not Imperialism, it’s being nice

You got to start somewhere. You got to learn somewhere. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07 2014

A Response to Charles Moore – Atheism is not a Sad Business

Charles Moore’s piece in the Daily Telegraph‘s gone viral. It’s created a debate of over 4000 posts and has hundreds if not thousands of views on facebook when I found it.

And I have a response. See what Charles Moore has constructed is a straw man. In fact? It’s so strawmanny I am surprised it doesn’t wander off with a girl from Kansas, her little dog, a tin man and a cowardly lion in order to look for a brain.

Atheism is a sad business is a genuinely daft argument built on denigrating atheists.

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Jul 06 2014

Grave of the Fireflies

TW – Starvation and Spoilers.

I once starved. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 05 2014

A Thug in Velvet – Revisited

Around a decade ago there was a watershed in Indian culture.

We saw a concept come about in India and abroad.

It was called the New Indian Male. The very idea of the New Indian Male was a gentleman. He wore clothes that fit and wasn’t picked out by his mother. He understood fashion. He was gentler, kinder and indeed “more in touch with his feminine side”. His image on the big screen and in populist media was not one of the country boy or poor, but a middle class hero and his actions resonated the most with that demographic. In the minority of India that is Upper Middle Class this may hold true. More men broke gender roles and cooked, cleaned and raised children and this allowed more women to break out of those traditional roles and do non-traditional roles such as working. More men cleaned up themselves and after themselves. But what happened? Why have we shifted out of that? Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 01 2014

Repost – Pay No Attention to the Woman Behind the Curtain

Trigger Warnings abound, the reader has asked to remain anonymous but wishes to tell us a story… I have edited it for spelling and helped by westernising the language since the reader’s first language isn’t English and when Indians write they often use colloquialisms but it’s a voice that I feel that we must all hear. (Thank you Anonymous Reader). Many people asked what does this have to do with Atheism, but this is a primarily Hindu method of keeping women “safe”. Read the rest of this entry »

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