Teenager sent to jail in Turkey for the crime of calling for secularism

You may have heard about the story of a teenager in Turkey who was sent to jail for apparently insulting the president. Now the words “teen” and “insult” might conjure up in your mind some rebellious kid yelling unprintable abuse at a well-respected politician, but that is not what went down here, this is something … Read more

Separation of Church and State is not an attack, it is a defence for belief.

The call for the complete separation of church and state is often portrayed by some religious beliefs as an attack – how dare those non-believers force prayer out of schools, how dare those non-believers force the removal of the 10 commandments from outside the courthouse, etc… and so what we find there is a complete failure to … Read more

Moving beyond “Smut for Smut”

In years gone by (since 2005), the students group known as “Atheist Agenda” at the University of Texas at San Antonio has offered to exchange bibles and qurans for free porn in the student free speech area on campus – their point being that religions are more damaging than Hustler magazine. In once sense it worked, in that it … Read more

LSE Students Union enforces a new Human right – The right not to be offended

There appears to be a bit of a competition going on between the UK based Reading University students union (RUSU) and the London School of Economics students union. Last year we saw the RUSU get themselves worked up into a tizzy because student secular society had a Pineapple on their stall at the Fresher fayre labelled … Read more

12 year old Egyptian has a few home truths to say – this is the real Egypt

The tale of the “Emperor’s New Clothes” by Hans Christian Andersen is all about two weavers who promise an Emperor a new suit of clothes that is invisible to those unfit for their positions, stupid, or incompetent. When the Emperor parades before his subjects in his new “clothes” nobody dares say the rather obvious truth, and then a child cries … Read more