Cyclone

A few people have asked me about whether or not I am involved in the cyclone said to make landfall in a few hours.

Firstly? I am expected to have heavy rain. The Cyclone hits mainly to the North.

Secondly? I am in Tamil Nadu, the Cyclone is set to hit Andhra Pradesh and Orissa which are to the North of here. I should be fine. Thank you for all the concern! I may go take photos of stuff in the rain though.

 

Ten Flaws in Atheism – A Response

The Christian Times is trying to engage us and these are some points made by Professor John Lennox out at the London Evangelists’ Conference.

You don’t have to read hundreds of books before you can discuss your faith with an atheist. Sometimes claims and questions that are just short soundbites can be answered just as quickly. At the London Evangelists’ Conference yesterday, Professor John Lennox offered some quick responses to some common claims from atheists.

These should be good. [Read more...]

Celebrity Pornography

So famous people take naked photos of themselves.

It isn’t just the very amusingly named Anthony Weiner who is a fan of pictures of genitals. Turns out? People who have access to a camera and privacy invariably like taking pictures of themselves or others nude. With the advent of camera phones the naked selfie is much more common.  [Read more...]

The Anti-Vax Prey on Indians

One of the problems with the anti-vax is that when you point out the developing world, they generally ignore the deadly threat of disease and instead come up with arguments about sanitation. To them sanitation ONLY saves lives.

I often write about disease in India and the various things people are doing to fight the spread of such deadly diseases. And often the anti-vax do the same but with their particular spin. While most western pro-vax sources tend to ignore these because they generally  are unaware of the level of vaccination in the developing world.  [Read more...]

A Voice For Me! – Janet Bloomfield and #Gamergate Slander Anita Sarkeesian using Anime

Let us be clear on this. I am a nerd. When I write about this, I feel the need to prove my geek side.

I love a lot of nerdy things. I used to do table top games ranging from Pathfinder and D&D to things like obscure games. If you talked to me about Lunch Money, I would mention Beer Money. If you asked me about gaming? I would point out that I spent most of my school lunch hours playing Soul Calibur and Power Stone. I played played Warhammer. I lived in the arcade heavy parts of the Middle East. I am not an expert gamer with some fancy rig but I do know my Grand Theft Autos from my Saint’s Row. [Read more...]

On Sam Harris and Bill Maher

I had a lot of flak for disagreeing with Sam Harris over the treatment of Palestinians. I think people simply bought too much into the simple view of the issue of Israel vs. Palestine and rather than listening to the Israelis and Palestinians and paying actual attention to the situation, people are more likely to listen to the hearsay and gossip. Hence atheists LOVE that conflict in demonstrating the folly of Zionism or the folly of Islamic Fundamentalism without realising what the situation is. I am kind of expecting more from this.

Harris and Condell are two such figures whose blind support of Israel covers up the damage that Israel has caused while ignoring the people who have paid the price the most.

Sam Harris and Bill Maher both took on Ben Affleck over ISIL and Iraq quite recently. [Read more...]