religion


Blasphemers are now apparently being targeted by the Pakistani government … Pakistan has asked Facebook and Twitter to help identify Pakistanis suspected of blasphemy so it can prosecute them or pursue their extradition. Under the country’s strict blasphemy laws, anyone found to have insulted Islam or the prophet Muhammad can be sentenced to […]

What is Blasphemy really all about?


I appear to have a pattern here in which I pick three of the weirdest bits of religious news items from the previous seven days, for example last week here, and the week before here, and the week before that here. Basically the filter is that if it is specifically […]

Top 3 Weekly Weird Religious News items


The UK’s Independent, and others, have latched on to the publication of a new study that claims it has evidence that Atheism is doomed. Basically the claim is that the religious will be able to out breed the non-religious. OK, I’ll bite, let’s take a peek. Atheists at risk of dying out due […]

Claim: “Atheists at risk of dying out” – is this true?



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I do wonder if there will ever be a week in which nothing truly daft was said or done under the banner of religion. Will this be that week? Er … no. I should perhaps also add one additional thought. A rather important point to grasp is that most humans, […]

Top 3 weird Religious News Items for the week – Sun 12th March 2017


There is a really good article within The Atlantic that focuses on Ali Rizvi, a chap that I have been friends with on facebook for quite some time, enough to know that he is a good author, a passionate medical doctor, a great blogger and an inspirational individual. What is of […]

Belief, disbelief, and human rights – Walking the tightrope


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I appear to have started a weekly posting because this is now the third week of this. Last week’s is here, and so I have now scanned the landscape to bring you three more items of religious weirdness from the past week. Item 1 – Evangelist Franklin Graham: Planned Parenthood Fundraiser is like Building “Nazi […]

Top 3 weird Religious News Items for the week – Sun 5th March 2017