There was a recent discussion on CNN recently between Sam Harris and Islamic “moderate”, Dean Obeidallah. Here is that actual clip, it runs for about 10 minutes. The context is the prevailing issues regarding the very negative attitudes of many towards Islam, and of course this dialogue was triggered by Ben Carson’s […]

Dialogues with “Moderate” Muslims

As pointed out by the Friendly Atheist, Matt Dillahunty has an interesting video up that looks into the justifications for the dismissal of the Old Testament when you point out that the god described within it is a truly obnoxious character and also promotes some highly immoral guidance. The context of the […]

But that’s the Old Testament!

Andrew Brown over at the Guardian is rather gifted at constructing what can be best termed “Clickbait”, he often writes something that is so utterly absurd that it ends up sucking many into a heated debate. I’m never entirely sure if that is by design, or is simply the natural byproduct of what […]

Claim: “I don’t believe people who say they loathe Islam but not Muslims”

Hopefully you can immediately grasp the right answer for this question, and if so then that is good. Alas, sadly there appears to be a strand of thinking that simply does not get it. First, to illustrate the point, let’s switch topic and imagine that a horrendous rape has taken place. The […]

The Copenhagen Shooting – Who Really has Responsibility?

When faced with something truly absurd and utterly outrageous, for example racism, bigotry, intolerance, or xenophobia,  then I often argue that the best means of deploying criticism is not rage, but rather is satire and humour. The scope is actually quite wide and need not be restricted to such social issues, but might also […]

Satire really is the very best way to criticise absurd ideas