This is simply hilarious … and yet also makes a rather serious point as well … Charlie Brooker nails it, essentially Reddit was crowd sourcing a lynch mob that was indulging in a rather racist and xenophobic approach to tracking down the Boston marathon bombers.
Who could possibly have any objection to a religious belief, what harm can it really do? If people wish to believe in God or Allah will it not motivate them to be good people and treat others with fairness, so why not leave them alone to just believe, after all, criticism will simply upset them … Read moreWhat is the harm with belief? … You might like to ask the folks in Bangladesh
Today we learn the tragic news of the murder of Christopher Stevens, the US ambassador in Lybia. The BBC reports … Unidentified armed men stormed the grounds on Tuesday night in a protest over a US-produced film that is said to insult the Prophet Muhammad. They shot at buildings and threw handmade bombs into the … Read moreMurder is not a form of protest
When debating with some believers the other day, I encountered a rather common claim. The context was a conversation regarding end-times in which some nonsense was being spouted about the Antichrist. I was rather astonished to find that the “proof” on the table consisted of the symbols on the US dollar. I asked the direct … Read moreClaim: “You can’t criticize my belief, you know nothing about it”