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]
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]
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.
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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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