Gay Marriage Legal
Here in the UK (excluding Ireland) new legislation comes into force today. It puts gay marriage on the same legal footing as straight marriage.
Catholic Clergy Crisis
There have been growing calls over the last few days for action to deal with the alarming incease in the population of Catholic Clergy.
Ham vs Nye Debate
Yesterday Ken Ham - arch-creationist and the money behind AnswersInGenersis and the Creation Museum - debated Bill Nye (the Science Guy).
Religion often involves using the sort of talk one expects from students trying their first LSD, or (apparently, my wife insists) that I engage in whilst fast asleep sometimes - ie meaningless gibberish.
It is a fairly constant source of surprise and disappointment that colleagues and other academics rarely question the place of theology within the halls of academe.
Politicians Talking Shit
Cameron is the latest politician to confidently talk in authorititive tones about something he obviously has no understanding of.
Virgin Bigots in Frocks
Members of the Scottish Catholic Crew spouted their bigotry from the pulpit last weekend (26th Aug 2012), launching a concerted attack on the plans to introduce gay marriage in the Scottish Parliament.
Texas Must Go
I've just spend an hour reading a document that had me alternating between incredulity, anger and disbelief. The document concerned is the Platform document of the Republican party in the state of Texas - by far the largest party in the state.
I am SICK of smiling idiots preaching 'respect for beliefs' - absolutely arse-grindingly SICK of it.
I have never had much time for theologians. As far as I am concerned, the granting of degrees and postgraduate qualifications in 'theology' cheapens academia and devalues real academic qualifications.
One of the most frequent charges laid against me, in various debates, is that of being a 'militant' or 'strident' atheist.
Few groups in society are as hypocritical as the religious, yet this hypocrisy is often lauded and rarely, if ever, challenged. Most people will be able to recall instances of this.
Nick Clegg almost right
Nick Clegg is not someone I have any particular admiration for. I think his decision to enter coalition with the Tories was self-serving and actually profoundly undemocratic - despite all his attempted justifications.
Can we agree on one thing?
I'd like to suggest, to theists and atheists alike, that we agree on one thing, and that we do so for sound, pragmatic and ultimately self-serving reasons, if not for higher principle.
Carey - whining tosser
Now ex-archbish Carey has joined the growing list of whining gits who are crying about 'discrimination' against Christians.
So, it seems that Ratzinger has decided to resign as Pope. I'm not sure if there is a precedent for this - I'll check later - but it is certainly very unusual.
O'Brien forced to resign
The most senior Catholic in the UK has been forced to resign amidst rumours of homosexual acts with fellow clergy.
So the Italians have decided to lock-up scientists. Specifically they have imprisoned 6 scientists six years each, for failing to warn about the L'Aquila earthquake in 2009.
It has been quite amusing watching a large number of politicians wriggle and squirm over the last few days, as the issue of gay marriage finally comes to a vote in the House of Commons.