Latest Blog Post:Things that are not postmodernist
Not everything is postmodernist. Not even everything you dislike is postmodernist. Some things are not postmodernist.
Artistic license is not postmodernist. It has been around for a long time, longer than postmodernism.
Why am I telling you this? Because of some literal-minded bozos who have been complaining that a Hollywood movie about Noah and his big boat CHANGED SOME OF THE THINGS IN THE STORY.
At the request of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB), Paramount added a disclaimer which reads, in part, that “[t]he film is inspired by the story of Noah. While artistic license has been taken, we believe that this film is true to the essence, values, and integrity of a story that is a cornerstone of faith
By Bruce Everett, February 9, 2014
The presumption of innocence is important for jurors, and for journalists reporting the bare facts of cases like these. This is, however, not so much the case for journalists engaging in meta-analysis, and much less so for the rest of us, especially those discussing rape in informally therapeutic environments.
By Leo Igwe, December 19, 2013
Witch camps are at least safety nets, however poorly run, for these victims of religion whose believers will kill them for crimes it is impossible for them to have committed.
By Bill Cooke, November 9, 2013
So much of what is not understood is attributed to witchcraft and, not infrequently, whoever is identified as the witch ends up dying a horrible death.
By Bill Cooke, November 9, 2013
With no parents to look out for their interests, most orphans miss out on school altogether, and have no future to look forward to.
By Leo Igwe, October 13, 2013
The evangelical charade of the Redeemed Christian Church of God should not be taken to other countries. It has no place in an enlightened society.
By Leo Igwe, October 12, 2013
Pastor Adeboye is one of the pastors who openly used their sermons and preaching to rally public support for the anti same sex marriage bill which was recently passed by lawmakers in Nigeria.
By Marie-Thérèse O'Loughlin, October 9, 2013
It was also very painfully perplexing discovering that my mother had been present at the court hearing, and had given consent to my incarceration.
‘Not sexually harassing women’ is not optional; it’s not a ‘bonus extra’ in the job description.… Read the rest
Universities UK withdraws advice on gender segregation
UUK has withdrawn guidance on the gender segregation of audiences in lectures and debates after the prime minister said it should not be allowed to happen.… Read the rest
Martin Pribble on leaving the online atheist “community”
The times of satisfaction are outweighed by feelings of frustration and hopelessness.… Read the rest
Turkey sentences atheist blogger to jail
Sevan Nisanyan accused a Turkish court of issuing a “politically-motivated” verdict after it sentenced him to jail on charges of illegal construction.… Read the rest
This collective sense of honour and shame has for centuries confined our movement and freedom of choice, and restricted our autonomy.… Read the rest
Alabama senator says slavery was good for black people
The bible says slavery is ok and the Southern slave plantations were fabulous for the slaves says State Senator Charles Davidson.… Read the rest
Saudi cleric tells women to wear one-eye niqab
Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.… Read the rest
Tarek Fatah on death threats over free speech
The celebrated and controversial Canadian author Irshad Manji received the first “Mansoor Hallaj Freedom of Speech Award” by the Muslim Canadian Congress.… Read the rest