Religious persecution of the kind Sofia suffers is increasingly common in Britain today.… Read the rest
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‘Sir, if you become an apostate, your punishment is death.’… Read the rest
Tortured, driven out, killed, while Evangelical preachers drive around in Mercedes.… Read the rest
His baby doesn’t look like an accident of evolutionary chance to him. Ah – persuasive.… Read the rest
One wonders why TEA would even want to remain ‘neutral’ concerning the ID movement’s goal.… Read the rest
‘An employee shouldn’t look like they are siding with one camp over another,’ Agency spokeswoman said.… Read the rest
Ayaan Hirsi Ali ponders the silence about ‘the Qatif girl,’ Taslima Nasreen, Gillian Gibbons.… Read the rest
Mitt Romney – not surprisingly – says lots and lots of irritating things in that collection of platitudes and errors he offered up in Texas yesterday – at the George Bush I ‘library.’ It would be silly and otiose to analyze them in much detail – it’s not as if there’s any reason to expect the speech to be sensible or well-argued or grown-up or coherent. But there are some remarks that are so outrageous I just…
When I place my hand on the Bible and take the oath of office, that oath becomes my highest promise to God.
It would be nice if it became his highest promise to his fellow-citizens instead.
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I believe that Jesus Christ is the
‘We were actually told in a meeting that if creationism is the party line, we have to abide by it.’… Read the rest
Way too brief and superficial, but interesting.… Read the rest
‘We do not insist on a single strain of religion – rather, we welcome our nation’s symphony of faith.’… Read the rest
Will ‘separate the affairs of government from any religion’ but ‘will not separate us from the God who gave us liberty.’… Read the rest
An explicit celebration of the original victory of bloody-minded faith over enlightenment and reason. … Read the rest
Suit raises the question: Can people work in a scientific field if they don’t believe in its basic tenets?… Read the rest
Would he expect a Scientologist to be able to avoid questions about L. Ron Hubbard? … Read the rest
‘The apology must bear her assurance that she will desist from repeating such venomous writing that may have any inkling of blasphemy.’… Read the rest
Up to three years in prison for publishing a book promoting reconciliation between Turks and Armenians.… Read the rest
Hamda was the eighth female relative in six years believed to have been the victim of an ‘honor killing.’… Read the rest
So how does this work?
There are also those who think that Romney’s disowning of past Mormon polygamy is too opportunistic, since the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints does still offer the consolation prize of multiple wives in heaven (just like the sick dream of Mohamed Atta).
Who are all those women? Where do they come from? Are there lots of extra women in heaven who never spent any time as mortals down here? If so mightn’t they be just a little creepy? Do men really want bizarro ‘wives’ who have no idea what life is like on an actual earthy planet? What would they be like to talk to? Of course the idea is that they’re a … Read the rest
Sometimes the disgust surges like bile.
Amid continued protests, the pressure on the Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasrin is continuing to mount, as a prominent Muslim cleric today called for her to apologise for her “anti-Islamic” writings.
He didn’t call for her to, he ordered her to, in no uncertain terms.
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[T]he offer to remove the paragraphs from new printings of the bestseller was not enough for Syed Ahmed Bukhari, the chief cleric of New Delhi’s Jama Masjid mosque, who suggested earlier today that Indian Muslims should “not tolerate the infamous authoress Taslima Nasrin on the Indian soil” unless she offered a written apology for what he called her “anti-Islamic publications”.
“The apology must bear her assurance that in future