Flashback

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.


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



John Hartung on ‘Love thy Neighbor’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Thy neighbor is not everyone, it is thy group.… Read the rest



Steiner racism and state funding *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

At Steiner Waldorf Schools Fellowship ‘special pre-election seminar’ … Read the rest



Prince of Wales joins ‘detox’ fraud *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

The word detox has no agreed meaning. It is a marketing word, designed to separate the gullible from their money… Read the rest



Fuambai Ahmadu cheers Bondo women *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

For protesting ‘a brazen attack by anti-FGM activists against female initiation.’… Read the rest



Polish woman was refused an abortion *

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



Gerald Weissmann on Homeopathy and the Prince of Wales *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

When Prince Charles uses terms such as ‘integrated therapy’ he is following the lead of creationists who hide under the term ‘intelligent design.’… Read the rest



Catholic Bishops and Sex Abuse *

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19 of the bishops are among the 61 who signed a petition against Obama’s honorary degree at Notre Dame.… Read the rest



Susan Haack on ‘Irreconcilable Differences’ *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Between science and law.… Read the rest



Ratzinger’s 2001 letter to the bishops *

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



Colorado senator opposes AIDS testing. *

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If the baby has AIDS, the mother will feel guilty, and that will be good.… Read the rest



Turkey’s forced ‘suicides’ *

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A growing number of girls and women are being locked in rooms by their families, with a gun, poison or a noose, and left there until they kill themselves. … 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



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



Scalia on the death penalty *

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For the believing Christian, death is no big deal.… Read the rest



Christine Toomey on gender genocide *

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Far from the shortage of women increasing their worth and standing in society, as some might imagine, the result is the opposite. … Read the rest



Tehran Plans to Execute Protesters *

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The news of death sentences sparked immediate condemnation from international human rights groups.… Read the rest



On misogynist language *

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



BBC boss says Islam should be treated differently *

Apr 10th, 2010 | Filed by

Also says his Christian beliefs guide his judgments.… Read the rest