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Category Archive: religion

Jun 19 2012

The veil a choice? Hardly!

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ENTRY UPDATED and incorrect photo replaced with a video made by Reza Moradi and a quote from Mansoor Hekmat: For those who are in love with the veil and keep going on about how it’s a ‘right’ and ‘choice’, here’s a video just for you. Someone definitely forgot to tell the child it was her …

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Jun 18 2012

Why the ‘Ex’ in Ex-Muslims

The wonderful author, activist (and friend) Taslima Nasrin writes the following in her message to the Council of Ex-Muslims to mark its 5th anniversary: I congratulate British ex-Muslims for their bravery. Even though I do not consider myself an ex-Muslim because I was never really a Muslim or a believer, I feel close to Maryam Namazie …

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Apr 07 2012

I’d love to do this in a mosque

Two young women, Maria Alyokhin and Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, have been arrested as part of an investigation into an all-female band of activists called Pussy Riot that staged an ‘obscene’ ‘punk prayer service’ at the altar of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow as part of a protest against the election campaign. (By the …

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Apr 07 2012

Err, Happy Easter?

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9 Catholics in the Philippines marked Good Friday by reenacting Jesus’ crucifixion FOR REAL. You can see the repulsive video here. Once you watch the whole thing (I couldn’t), it does make you wonder what they will do for the resurrection? Err, Happy Easter?

Feb 21 2012

Prayers at council meeting is less messy than looking at sheep entrails

The excellent National Secular Society has won a legal challenge to prayers during local government council meetings. Nonetheless, the government is activating powers it says will allow councils to hold prayers. Well I suppose you can’t blame them for hoping that prayer will succeed where they have failed. But seriously, the NSS is not saying …

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Jan 26 2012

People’s beliefs are only respectable to themselves

The below is an interview with the late Marxist Mansoor Hekmat on the ‘Fight against Religion’. And a fight it is… This like everything else of his is a must read: Azar Majedi: In a recent interview with Porsesh magazine you said, “secularism is a set of minimum conditions”, and that [you] “do not want …

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Dec 27 2011

Be afraid; be very afraid!

Prime Minister David Cameron has said the UK is a Christian country ‘and we should not be afraid to say so’ in a speech in Oxford on the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. And he staunchly defended the role of religion in politics and said the Bible in particular was crucial to British values. …

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Dec 14 2011

More hellfire waiting just for you if you celebrate Christmas

Islamist Anjem Choudary says ‘Every Muslim has a responsibility to protect his family from the misguidance of Christmas, because its observance will lead to hellfire. Protect your Paradise from being taken away – protect yourself and your family from Christmas.’ And Deacon Fred, the pastor of the Landover Baptist Church, says: ‘Jesus will roast unsaved …

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Nov 29 2011

Religious trauma in ex-Muslims

CBT Today, the magazine of the British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies, recently published a feature on the psychological effects (fear of hell and guilt) in ex-Christians. Ed is writing an article on the effects in ex-Muslims. In response, Hassan Radwan writes: ‘Hell is one of the main reasons I left Islam and it …

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Nov 26 2011

Poor Christians – No relief from the ‘gaystapos’

In a Church of England (COE) newspaper, leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance party Alan Craig uses a series of Nazi metaphors describing gay rights activists as the ‘gaystapo’ crushing people ‘under the pink jackboot’.

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Nov 26 2011

And you thought only Islam was anti-woman

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish groups find the female image ‘offensive’ and women’s voices seductive so they ban both. In recent months, women’s faces have disappeared from billboards across the city due to defacement of posters with women on them.

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Nov 08 2011

Religious principles are not height of morality but immorality! On faith schools

Here is a short video clip on faith schools and religious morality from a programme I was on a while ago. Love Richard Dawkins’ intervention in the end on apostasy…

Jan 28 2011

Religion and Fascism work hand in hand; if in doubt ask the Pope!

I have emailed a number of people asking them to respond to the absurd claim that communism and fascism are alike – something that the far-Right and Right in general have been peddling. I am still working on my entry but couldn’t wait until then to post the following brilliant comment received from Hamid Taqvaee …

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