This one’s from STV News and is about the demands of education standards in Scotland.
These were put up by Home Birth activist Jennifer Marguilis. It’s a satirical attack on the practice of Obs/Gynae while trying to encourage more women to utilise an often ignored form of quackery.
Home Births are an often ignored form of quackery. While not as pervasive as homeopathy, a lack of female skeptics has meant that this issue has generally not seen as much airplay as anti-vaccination and homeopath quackery. I myself came across this on a post on herbal medicine for deliveries and how a midwife was using “Natural Methods” rather than our evil medicine which is powered by the souls of forsaken children.
Around half of us Brits think that religion does more harm than good. Nearly 25% of us think faith is a good thing according to a study on the Independent.
And more interestingly? 20% of Brits who claimed to be very religious, stated that religion could be harmful to society while a quarter said that atheists were as likely to be moral individuals as the religious. [Read more…]
“Islam is a race” is an example of what happens when we broaden a term’s semantic range to support our ideological commitments.”
No it’s not. Glad you noticed.
But why do we call anti-Muslim sentiment as racism? Why do we class it’s usage as racism? Well? [Read more…]
This is one of the Charities operating in my area and this is some of the work I have done in the past. Congenital Cataract Surgery. I have done eye camps like this in rural areas. Where you are the only doctors over hundreds of miles. Where many people have never had proper care. [Read more…]
Karen Armstrong’s Fields of Blood tries to put a more nuanced spin on the idea that religion is behind most of the world’s violence and oppression.
And I agree. I don’t think religion is behind most of the world’s violence. I know that there are big social, economic and political factors. [Read more…]