The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge … disbelief

The story in Genesis that perhaps most readers will be familiar with runs as follows … And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat: But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof […]

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Janet Street-Porter shocked by facts … and so dismisses them

I was writing a few days ago about the recent survey that revealed that the people who do not have a religious belief in the UK are now up to 48.5% and so outnumber the biggest religious belief, Christianity, which is only 44%. As you might anticipate, some who are religious are a tad upset about this new revelation, and perhaps one potential example is Janet Street-Porter, editor-at-large of the Independent on Sunday. She believes, and if that is what she needs/wants then that is fine … […]

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How should you beat your wife?

In a world where religious texts are considered to be beyond any and all criticism and are literally true then absurd directives are often picked up and promoted as a jolly good idea. Within the Quran we have this ayat … Men are in charge of women, because Allah hath made the one of them to excel the other, and because they spend of their property (for the support of women). So good women are the obedient, guarding in secret […]

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TIL: About Claudette Colvin

If you are wondering what TIL within the title means, well that is an abbreviation for “Today I Learned”. Let me throw a scenario out to you. Cast your mind back to bus journey in 1955 Montgomery, Alabama where the way things worked then was as follows; As white people boarded, they took their seats in the front rows and filled the bus towards the back. Black people who boarded the bus filled the back rows working towards the front. Eventually […]

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Are GMO’s bad, does low cancer amongst Amish prove that?

Living a rather isolated lifestyle from the rest of us are the Amish community.  They are a religious group generally located in Pennsylvania as a result of an 18th century migration, and numbers at roughly 220,000 individuals. Natural News (yes “that” Natural News) has been using them to assert a claim in the context of the observation that cancer within their community is low … specifically … Another important factor not specifically examined in the study is the fact that the Amish grow and raise […]

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Is Integrative medicine credible or quackery?

A term that you might have come across is “Integrative Medicine”, and if so then you might perhaps be wondering what this actually is. Google it and you find that the Wikipedia article sums it up quite distinctly like this … Integrative medicine, which is also called integrated medicine and integrative health in the United Kingdom,[1] combines alternative medicine with evidence-based medicine. Practitioners claim that it treats the “whole person,” focuses on wellness and health rather than on treating disease, and emphasizes the patient-physician relationship.[1][2][3][4] In other words, we have medicine, […]

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