Stafford Gordon


  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Billions of females who just happen to have been born into the Muslim tradition are in the invidious position of being conditioned to dress in a uniform way whilst simultaneously being instructed not to do so.

    But it’s a pleasure to see women who use their sartorial creativeness to avoid or modify the dress codes imposed on them; I saw a group of…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Alf # 20.

    And, if the story went that he’d been stoned to death?

    Imagine the second coming and an electric chair being employed to make God’s point; some necklace that would be!

    Apparently, crucifixion was common place then; the Romans did it to set an example.

    I speak in these somewhat uncouth terms because I think the whole malarkey is a…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Alan4 @ # 5.

    “Do you suggest some significant differences?”

    Point taken.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    “…is she Mother Teresa of Kolkata (formerly Calcutta) transformed into a saint—that is, a holy person imbued by God with miraculous powers—or is she only a pretend saint, created by popular demand?”

    Oh dearie, dearie me.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Alan @ # 3.

    While I was totally opposed to the tactics of the IRA I sympathised with their objectives. Ireland was partitioned along sectarian lines and Catholics were disenfranchised in numerous ways and made into second class citizens. The IRA wanted and still wants a united Ireland.

    What are the objectives of ISIS?

    The two are not comparable.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    How to deal positively with this situation is an extremely vexed question.

    One element of the Jihadist creed is victimhood, in consequence of which any kind of retaliation to their actions will be exploited by them as examples of persecution.

    If someone is incapable of seeing reason it is very difficult to know how to reason with them, and…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Is It Fair to Analyze Donald Trump From Afar?

    Afar is where he should remain; afar from power that is!

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Burkini is a nifty semantic conflation.

    But I have a slight difficulty with the concept of a secular Muslim; probably just something I’ll have to get used to.

    Everything else evolves, so I suppose I’ll have to as well.

    What a drag.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    Steve Jones, who’s usually good for a laugh, has written an interesting slim volume entitled, The Serpent’s Promise – the Bible retold as science -, in which he offers plausible explanations for numerous ancient “revelations”.

    This discovery would seem to have the potential to be good fun in that regard too.

    I would have presumed that this…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    hardy, you make a excellent point; which causes me to contradict to my previous comment.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    JimJFox, on that point I agree.

    But I still think that overall it’s an interesting interview; very sloppy editing though.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 11 months ago

    So, it turns out that I’m an irreligious parent living in an evil culture.

    Well, they should be thankful that they’re living in the only kind of society that accommodates all religious sects; a secular one.

    However, under no circumstances will they have any excuse to complain if their policy of seperating children from one another along…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Thanks Bonnie2.

    I recommend, The Serpent’s Promise; The Bible Retold as Science, by Steve Jones.

    He’s always good for a laugh.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    “. . . . . and will never go back to asserting competently refuted claims!”

    Exactly.

    However, one thing I omitted to mention was that scientific theories are never completely safe from refutation.

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Alan4 @ # 2.

    “Do they fully accept and understand scientific methodology, and all that entails?”

    Let me see if I understand it, Alan.

    Scientific methodology comprises, double blind testing, replication of the experiments and their results, peer review of said outcomes, and world wide publication of the overall discoveries.

    Then, if the res…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Pinball @ # 16.

    “Please remember I am not talking about terror activity specifically I am talking about the poisonous passages in the Koran.”.

    Which, if taken literally, as they are being by some, can provide motivation for malcontents, thugs, ignoramuses and other types of inadequate, as well as the innocently mentally ill, some of whom may…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Laurie @ # 20.

    Of course! And that is it!

    Everything has a price, and the price of life is death!

    So make the most of life!

    Too many exclamation marks, due to too many glasses of wine!

    Oops!

    Oh shit!

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    Dan @ # 7.

    Of course cold viruses build up our immune system, which is advantageous to us, but all the little buggers are doing is hitching a ride in order to survive.

    But what “needs” do religions serve precisely?

    I reckon that the needs are probably imagined, and in many cases neurisis based wishes; either self induced, or imposed at an early…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    JimJFox @ # 3.

    Unless I’m very much mistaken, and as always I stand to be corrected, Islam, in Arabic or Amamaic, means Submit; “Submission to the will of God and obedience to his Law.

    Which is of course a doctrine predicated on the existence of God, a supposition which I find somewhat problematic.

    I contend that it is a crime against humanity…[Read more]

  • Stafford Gordon posted a new activity comment 3 years, 12 months ago

    The very fact that religions are obliged to adapt to changes in different cultures to survive is evidence that they are human constructs, otherwise cultures would have to adapt to them.

    Nature, is constant world wide, and we have to adapt to it, but religions are regional and differ everywhere.

    The reason IS so fractious and violent is because…[Read more]

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