Robert Fisk wrote a tragically heartrending article in the UK Independent a couple of days ago. Its a topic that should not simply be shuffled into the “Oh that’s interesting category” and then forgotten ago … but rather is a subject that demands action … Honor Killings … It is a tragedy, a horror, a … Read more Murder of at least 20,000 women a year
The latest edition of the UK’s “New Humanist” has asked a few famous folks what they would say to the pope if they were granted an audience with him. Here are a few of my favorites … Richard Dawkins: “Mr Ratzinger, as head of the world’s second most evil religion you are not welcome. True, … Read more An audience with the Pope – What would you say?
There is a thought provoking article by Christopher Hitchens that was published in Slate on 6th Sept (Yes, OK, I’m a slow reader, even if it is 2 days later, I get there eventually). Do you truly believe in “Freedom of Religion? Without giving it too much thought, the immediate off the cuff remark might … Read more Christopher Hitchens: “Freedom of Religion – No Thanks”
There is an interesting article in today’s UK Guardian that states the position now being taken by Geoffrey Robertson QC, the lawyer engaged to seriously consider a legal challenge against the pope. His book, “The Case of the Pope”, is published tomorrow, so unless you have been living on MARS for the past five years, … Read more Canon law has allowed Catholic abuse priests to escape punishment
Towards the end of the bible, within the book of Revelations, there is a verse that reads … And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the … Read more Readers Digest Revelation
This has just appeared on the BBC … a fascinating update … it looks as if the Viking landers on board experiment actually created a chemical reaction that destroyed all organic compounds … Carbon-rich organic molecules, which serve as the building blocks of life, may be present on Mars after all, say scientists – challenging … Read more Mars may not be lifeless