Racism within Atheism/Games/Social Justice/Internet

Me “It’s irritating when People of Colour get called Nigger”

Anti-FTB “Did you say something provocative”

Me “At what point of provocation is it okay to call someone a Nigger”.

This is what atheists of colour often have to endure. Look the guy who called me a Nigger is just an idiot. The same idiot used a sock to threaten to sue me by American Law for breaking absolutely no laws in either India or the UK. I had a lovely day of messages from his Twitter while I worked. TL;DR I banned him. But not after he insisted that he was going to be a better doctor than me. That when he goes to medical school interviews he uses me as an example of a doctor he doesn’t want to be (I assume that’s why he calls people “Nigger”). That he is (as they all are) clearly smarter than me.  [Read more…]

Not the Ducks! – Jennifer Marguilis and 45 Reasons to Not Have a Home Birth

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.

Open Heart Surgery

It’s a pretty big list but let’s have some fun with it! And yes this is a mainly “obs/gynae post”. Male readers may go cross eyed and stare uncomfortably at their wives. [Read more…]

When we Fear Creeping Shariah Law, Remember this

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…]