Fashionable nonsense has been with us since the time that prehistoric man first transcribed Of Grammatology on to the walls of the Lascaux caves. Here we cast an eye back at some historical highlights.


Submission in advance *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

A gigantic taboo zone has been created, repeatedly reiterated and expanded with the well-intentioned collaboration of Western intellectuals.… Read the rest



IHEU on superstition and witchcraft in Africa *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Attacks on witches, persecution and killings still take place. Most of the victims are women and children.… Read the rest



Lawyers for victims say pope obstructed justice. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

In 2001 Ratzinger issued an order ensuring the church’s investigations into child sex abuse claims be carried out in secret.… Read the rest



Escaping the Amish *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Rape, incest, sexual abuse; physical and verbal abuse; women have no rights; rudimentary education; animal abuse.… Read the rest



Controversy over Tariq Ramadan *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Ramadan, integration advisor for Rotterdam council and a guest professor at the city’s Erasmus university, is under fire for presenting a weekly talk show on the Iranian channel Press TV.… Read the rest



Ratzinger’s 2001 letter to the bishops *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

More concerned about the ‘eucharist’ than about the molested ‘minors.’… Read the rest



Sierra Leone: women journalists kidnapped by pro-FGM group *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The group regarded their questions and comments as a sign of disrespect for their traditions.… Read the rest



Karen Armstrong explains about God. *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘Jewish, Christian and Muslim theologians have insisted for centuries that God does not exist.’… Read the rest



The Hunt for the Hat Gene *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

If there’s a God gene, there must be a hat gene, and a jeans gene, and a singing gene, and…… Read the rest



FGM group kidnaps female journalists *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The female kidnappers accused the journalists of insulting their traditions by criticising the practice. … Read the rest



Polish woman was refused an abortion *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Despite warnings that having a baby could make her go blind. … Read the rest



On misogynist language *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

‘Racial slurs would not be tolerated or defended, but the use of sexist language was acceptable.’… Read the rest



Journalists in shock after abduction by FGM group *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Head of group said the women were taken into “our custody because they spoke unfavourably on radio against FGM”… Read the rest



Susan Haack on ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Between science and law.… Read the rest



Role of US evangelists in Uganda’s ‘kill the gays’ bill *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

It is not being homosexual but the prevailing atmosphere of homophobia that makes some people miserable. … Read the rest



The Tragic Human Cost of Political Idiocy and AIDS Pseudoscience *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The desperate consequences of delusional thinking about medicine…when the deluded are the people running the country.… Read the rest



Afghan women protest law despite bullies screaming ‘whores!’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

One provision makes it illegal for a woman to refuse to “make herself up” or “dress up” if that is what her husband wants.… Read the rest



The War on Women: Afghanistan and Eastern Congo *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

There are certain realities we should not lose sight of and certain people we should not sell out.… Read the rest



Columbia University ‘Miracle’ Study: Flawed and Fraud *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Even a cursory review of the report reveals many potential flaws.… Read the rest



Nepotistic succession in the political class *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Nepotism diminishes the role of merit and the need for democratic persuasion in how elected leaders are chosen.… Read the rest