Assisted Suicide Is Murder. There’s No Way Its Supporters Can Get Around That

January 8, 2012

Assisted Suicide Is Murder. There’s No Way Its Supporters Can Get Around That

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Yeah, sure, we’re a funny website and we like to have a bit fun at the expense of all sorts of nasty people, especially politicians. But occasionally we can be very serious, dead serious I would say in this case. That’s why don’t expect to get any laughs out of this one. Let’s first get one thing straight about assisted suicide (AS): it turns people, who help someone to die, into murderers. There’s no way supporters of AS can get around that. And another thing: the issue of assisted suicide draws a distinct line between, on the one hand, people of faith, who believe that a human life is given by God who decides how long it lasts and when it ends, and, on the other hand, atheists, who view man as a descendent from the animal kingdom, created by a series... 

Proving That Religion Is Funkier Than Atheism

December 25, 2011

Proving That Religion Is Funkier Than Atheism

Ben Delicious writes from London: Well, it’s Christmas, people, and whether you like it or not we’re gonna talk about things that are directly associated with this great occasion. Mind you, if you’re a hardened atheist and proud of your relations who live in zoos or in the wild then this might not be your cup of whatever it is you like to drink this time of year. (By the way, if you’re into celebrating New Year only, I have to disappoint you: it’s directly linked to Christmas, as the count was started from the year Jesus died.) Anyhow, the thing about religion is that it’s funkier than atheism. It’s just that many men of the cloth, from the humble local priests all the way up to the top brass, often forget to mention the cool side of faith. They tend to be strict and serious about... 

If You Can’t Prove That God Does Not Exist Then It Makes Sense Not To Upset Him

October 23, 2011

If You Can’t Prove That God Does Not Exist Then It Makes Sense Not To Upset Him

R.F.Wilson writes from London: Christmas is coming. OK, let me rephrase this: Christmas is still a couple of months away, but the big stores in London have already started selling Christmas decorations and greeting cards. So the big religious holiday is sort of in the picture already and that is why it might be a good time to make a few points about religion and faith, without offending the atheists and agnostics out there. Well, not all of them at least. Let’s all agree on one thing: no one has ever come up with any conclusive proof that God does not exist and even atheists accept that if He is out there, He must be very powerful and can basically do whatever He wants. Otherwise, He would not be called the Almighty, now would he? And here’s where atheists are obviously making a huge mistake.... 

The Trouble With Atheism Is That It’s Really Boring. Give Me The Garden Of Eden Any Time

December 12, 2010

The Trouble With Atheism Is That It’s Really Boring. Give Me The Garden Of Eden Any Time

Ben Delicious writes from Rome: Let’s face it, people, the trouble with atheism is that it’s boring. Man evolving from monkeys – what’s so exciting about that? It’s just daft if you think about it. Nah, give me the Garden of Eden any time and other great stories from the Bible. Why should I listen to boring people talk about some micro organisms that had supposedly developed out of nowhere, later turning, for some strange reason, into animals and then, by pure luck, into humans. It just doesn’t sound cool. I would prefer to live in the knowledge that there is a God up there somewhere who likes me and has created the perfect world for me, allowing me to screw it up from time to time and learn from my mistakes. I’m told that I have an eternal soul and can look forward to an... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Stirring Trouble Team

September 20, 2010

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Stirring Trouble Team

Today we present more pearls of wisdom. From the Stirring Trouble team. Never does the stupidity of the media shine so bright than when hacks ask questions at press conferences. Behind any big businessman is a bunch of corrupt politicians. Behind any politician is a bunch of bent businessmen. The list of outstanding atheists that includes Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot awaits a new great addition. How does Pastor Terry Jones qualify as a Christian? Is it his drinking, his love of publicity or the weirdoes he’s surrounded by? If you believe even half of what you see and hear on the box you still need medical help. Once the media became obsessed with profit out went impartiality and in came bias and corruption. While glancing through Tony Blair’s memoirs I had an awful... 

Of Ignorance Masquerading As Wit And Eccentricity

September 17, 2009

Of Ignorance Masquerading As Wit And Eccentricity

I have to say something about Matthew Parris, The Times’s columnist: he is a clear cut example of ignorance masquerading as wit and eccentricity. Parris’s biggest problem is that he actually believes that he is very clever, witty, controversial, original and stylish. In reality, of course, he is none of these things. He is bland, unfunny, unoriginal and boring. Not to mention that he often expresses an opinion on subjects that he knows nothing about. His writings in the Spectator magazine have contributed to the downfall of this once fine publication that has become irrelevant and, quite frankly,unreadable. Parris often demonstrates his primitive views on religion that betray astonishing lack of knowledge of history, art, or pretty much anything else for that matter. He aspires...