And so are you if you disagree
All washing machines are racist. Hotpoint, Westinghouse, Ariston and all other washing machine manufacturers must apologise and pay compensation immediately. Not only do these hideous machines demand that ‘whites’ and ‘colours’ be separated because they don’t want the pristine purity of the ‘whites’ corrupted by the ‘colours but they also afford the ‘whites’ the privilege of higher temperatures. Disgusting.
No, I haven’t gone insane. But tell me that a sign waved by some protesters…
“Islamophobia is white supremacy”
..makes any more sense than the drivel I typed above. Considering the amount of Arab racism in the Islamic religion and the fact that the founder of the faith owned black slaves and described Africans as having “heads like raisins” (look it up) a better sign might read..
“Islam is Arab Supremacy.” Continue reading “All Washing Machines Are Racist!”
Religion is dying but the religious mindset lives on
“What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastics 1:9)
In about 385AD, a group of black clad religious fanatics appeared from the Syrian desert to attack the temple of Athena in the city of Palmyra. Palmyra stood at the eastern edge of the Roman Empire and the larger-than-life statue of the goddess had been created in a workshop hundreds of miles away and transported with considerable difficulty and expense to create an oasis of Greco-Roman culture in the Syrian desert. The religious fanatics decapitated the statue, pushed it from its pedestal, cut off its arms and left it in the dirt before melting back into the desert.
In 2015, a group of black clad religious fanatics appeared from the Syrian desert to attack Palmyra. The statue of Athena, that had been carefully repaired by archaeologists, was again attacked. Once more she was decapitated, once more her arm was cut off.
These religious fanatics, separated by more than 1700 years of time, are united by their hatred of ‘idolatry,’ their ignorance and their worship of the Abrahamic god. Christianity is Islam and Islam is Christianity. Continue reading “The New Puritans”
“As a source of objective morality, the Bible is one of the worst books we have. It might be the very worse, in fact if we didn’t also have the Qur’an.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #29”
“What can be more arrogant than believing that the same god who didn’t stop the Holocaust will help you pass your driving test.” Continue reading “Quote of the Day #28”
Clement Attlee was strongly opposed to the Communist system in Stalin’s Russia and in late 1948 he declared…
“We are resolutely opposed to the communist way of life. The police state is utterly repugnant to the people of western Europe.”
He was equally critical of “the left” – the Communist party and those on Labour’s backbenches – who…
“shut their eyes to the absence of human rights when they look to eastern Europe…Those people who deny human rights have no right to claim they are in the van of human progress…The only van they are in is the police van, and in the field of human rights today Russia and eastern Europe are right at the back.” [Emphasis added] Continue reading “Quote of the Day #27”
Second generation of pointless freeloaders
It is hard to avoid celebrity culture in 2017. Even if one has no interest in the meaningless antics of people whose only claim to fame is fame itself, a bizarre kind of cultural osmosis happens whereby one cannot help but be aware that Kim Kardashian has bought a new handbag or Angelica Jolie has added another kid to her menagerie. The airwaves are absolutely stuffed with witless reality TV shows and the radio station where I live reports the tedious goings-on from these programmes as if it were news. I understand that producers love this kind of garbage because it is cheap – point a camera at a bunch of egomaniacs and hope they will argue, fight or have sex, or perhaps all three. The most irritating recent development is that the offspring of people who weren’t (and aren’t) interesting are now becoming celebrities in their own right. Continue reading “Celebrity And Nepotism”
The most reasonable position is non-belief
I took the title of this piece from C. S. Lewis’ famous defence of belief – Mere Christianity. Lewis is most famous for his Narnia stories – a thinly-veiled retelling of Christian myths, with Aslan the Lion standing in for the Jesus of Nazareth character. Karl Marx famously described religion as the “opium of the people” although modern day radical Islam is more like crack cocaine. Lewis’ Anglican Christianity is like a nice cup of tea. All religions fail the basic test of reasonableness – there is not a scrap of evidence for the claims they make. I would contend that the most reasonable position any reasonable person can take is not to believe in any religion. Continue reading “Mere Atheism”