Trouble At The Sunday Assembly
May11

Trouble At The Sunday Assembly

I never was a fan of the idea of The Sunday Assembly, an attempt to provide a non-religious alternative to church modelled very closely on church itself. It’s a bit like vegetarian burgers or sausages; why pretend to be something you’re not? Don’t look like a burger if you’re not a burger. Be your own foul-tasting thing. Have you thought about soya-based dodecahedrons? And it isn’t just the churchiness of...

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Boko Haram
May07

Boko Haram

From GQ magazine an article on Boko Haram who are somewhat belatedly making international news for their horrific actions in Nigeria. Boko Haram: Sons of anarchy The article does go some way to showing how small acts can snowball. From an incident involving the not wearing of helmets on bikes to the death of Boko Haram’s spiritual leader Mohammed Yusuf while in custody, and from there to where we are now. In the final hours of...

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UFOs And The Nation Of Islam
Apr08

UFOs And The Nation Of Islam

There are a lot of religions out there which is pretty strange if you’re an adherent to one that purports to proclaim the one and only truth with the one and only all-powerful creator at its midst. And because there are a lot of religions it’s not particularly feasible for anyone to keep track of them all so sometimes it comes as a bit of surprise to learn about a new one or learn some new fact about the practices of one...

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Tunisian Prostitution And Islam
Mar12

Tunisian Prostitution And Islam

Courtesy of Al Jazeera I got to reading about the case of a group of Tunisian sex workers whose livelihood was violently taken away from them all in the name of morality, subsequently leaving them dependent on the state and the charity of others for support. Tunisia sex workers demand brothel reopening I know that some people have a problem with prostitution and that opponents can easily rattle off an interminable list of the many...

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The Uncensored Bible Strikes Back
Oct17

The Uncensored Bible Strikes Back

People often come to this site looking for uncensored passages and chapters from the bible. It’s true. And there’s a reason for that: it’s only here that you’ll find extracts from the one bible that rules them all. Old Wumpard’s Uncensored Bible is the only bible not to have been rewritten by scholars and whatever religious faction was constructing a Christian history that most closely fit with their...

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The Time Of Many Elephants
Dec23

The Time Of Many Elephants

Today’s reading comes from the book of Pachydermia, Chapter 4. 1We are in the last days before The Time Of Many Elephants. 2You will know the eve of the day from the clouds in the sky and the grass on the ground. Both will take on a bit of a grey tinge. 3Look then unto the north and cup your hands behind your ears so that you may better hear the approaching horde. Also, so that you may resemble their holy shape and be spared the...

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