Police and Christian groups in Lincolnshire plan to fight crime with the ‘power of prayer.’ … Read the rest
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‘He spoke this way because of his religion, not just his warped personality.’… Read the rest
‘Naveh references such canonical elements of urban theory as the Situationist practices of dérive.’… Read the rest
Gay Police Association has ’caused offence’ to Christians by linking Bible to homophobic violence.… Read the rest
Religious people are superstitious! Crimes are committed by criminals! Cat owners have pets!… Read the rest
There were some very interesting (and alarming) comments (by one ‘tarxien’) on this post by Sunny on the Brick Lane fuss by (the comments say) a GP who has seen some distressing examples of arranged marriage.
There is a very fine line between ‘arranged’ and ‘forced’…This is an issue I feel strongly about because as a GP working in Tower Hamlets and south London I have seen many desperate, depressed women in ‘arranged marriages’. None of them could be called ‘forced’ in that the women were not tied up and raped as has happened in some cases but you cannot ignore the emotional pressure that is put on young women by their families (i.e fathers in most cases). Once married
Many researchers describe low literacy as a silent epidemic.… Read the rest
‘It is time Paine, Marx and other secular prophets were gently shelved in the stacks.’… Read the rest
Kansas voters set stage for return of science teaching that broadly accepts theory of evolution.… Read the rest
Postpositivist realists discover what philosophers of science already knew.… Read the rest
‘This controversy has all the elements of being conjured up and playing along expected lines.’… Read the rest
Medical progress has stirred religious and moral objections throughout history.… Read the rest
How come novelists are so violent? Why are they always running around swinging baseball bats and roughing people up? Are they on steroids or what?
Novelists Salman Rushdie, Hari Kunzru and Lisa Appignanesi have attacked community groups, the police and the media after Ruby Films decided to move shooting of an adaptation of Monica Ali’s Brick Lane out of London’s Tower Hamlets area last week.
Wow. That seems like a lot of people for three unathletic novelists to attack. Did they draw blood?
The criticism follows a march organised by the Campaign Against Monica Ali’s Film Brick Lane yesterday which drew no more than two women and 70 older men. Threats of violence and book-burning failed to materialise.
Ohhhhh, … Read the rest
‘Cross-cultural learning’ is a more effective method than imposition by force.… Read the rest
It’s about men silencing women.… Read the rest
They drive dangerously and rave about Jews.… Read the rest
Akbar Mohammadi was on hunger strike to demand his release.… Read the rest
Lincoln used to deploy arguments from The Age of Reason in his disputes with religious sectarians.… Read the rest
‘Novelists have attacked community groups, the police and the media.’ Attacked?… Read the rest