Archive for the ‘Faith & Forteana’ Category

Alibhai-Brown: A Dangerous Moderate?

Tuesday, January 12, 2010 11:26 474 Comments

I read an article by Yasmin Alibhai-Brown in yesterday’s independent. I presume she’d describe herself as a moderate as she states she’s against the burkha. But while I found the article she had written to be interesting, and indeed thought-provoking, I found its conclusions to be somewhat dangerous. Basically, her premise is that many Islamic [...]

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Bad Ecclesiastical Hurting

Saturday, January 9, 2010 7:51 12 Comments

I don’t know if any of my readers remember the spoof news show “The Day Today”, which produced a news item (featuring Steve Coogan) as a bullying bishop. It would appear however that this wasn’t quite as much of a “spoof” as previously imagined. Workplace bullying of the clergy has become “rife”, according to the [...]

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Wootton And Co

Friday, January 8, 2010 7:50 14 Comments

Okay, there’s been a lot of things in the media recently about Muslims — it’s just a bit of a shame that the whole “protester” and “terrorist” aspects seem to have been shoved together by some sources who don’t seem to be able to tell the difference between those who want to raise a perfectly [...]

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010 7:44 3 Comments

I’m not a great believer in astrology. Well, I say that, but that’s not entirely accurate. I actually think it’s a complete load of utter tosh. I’m prepared to accept that, for various seasonal reasons, it might be plausible that you are statistically more likely to have a particular personality trait if you were born [...]

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The News You Didn’t Hear

Tuesday, December 8, 2009 13:20 2 Comments

(Thought I’d published this about two weeks ago. Turns out I hadn’t: so it’s a little later than previously anticipated) Let’s see… what’s been happening in the last couple of weeks? Well… there was something of a selection of weirdness… The Prague Daily Monitor reports on activity ‘experts cannot explain’, although they seem to think [...]

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More Strangeness…

Thursday, July 30, 2009 7:20 15 Comments

Again, here’s a selection of odd news that you may not have encountered before. Oldham Couple Get Hundreds Of Calls From Rap Fans An Oldham couple in their fifties have been receiving loads of calls from fans of the 18-year old US rapper Soulja Boy… Thousands of music fans have been bombarding an Oldham family [...]

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A mental mind-f*ck can be nice

Wednesday, June 24, 2009 7:20 8 Comments

Imagine a situation where the human brain can be copied; where the thoughts and memories of one person can be transplanted into another. Now imagine that when you go to sleep the you that is you dies, and a recreation of that person wakes up the following morning. And the person who woke up the [...]

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Christian Tolerance.. er, not

Friday, June 12, 2009 7:20 11 Comments

Quite some time ago, I wrote about atheist intolerance and religious bigotry. This led to some discussion, as some people (in this case the atheists) seem to find it difficult to accept that their side (or certain people, or certain behaviours on that side) can be wrong from time to time. I don’t really see [...]

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Kadir-Buxton Fisking

Thursday, May 28, 2009 7:20 35 Comments

Thanks to @bengoldacre for pointing me in the direction of this truly interesting chap, Andy Kadir-Buxton. My impression is that Andy is either a delusional fantasist, or a true genius who has contributed so much to the world already, and could potentially cure an awful lot of the world’s ills, if only people would act [...]

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A Fortean Grab-Bag

Thursday, May 21, 2009 7:20 4 Comments

Here’s a selection of the weird and wonderful news from around the world, as found on the Fortean Times Breaking News section. Always worth a visit, if it is about bloody time they got themselves on Twitter… Dallas Couple find Cheeto image of Jesus No, seriously, and they’ve even called it “Cheesus”. Well, you would, [...]

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