When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

February 12, 2012

When Judges And Councillors Makes Fools Of Themselves On Matters Of Religion

Thomas Mathew writes from London: Well, guess what: we’ve been told by a High Court Judge that the common practice in Christian Britain to say prayers at the beginning of a formal local authority county meeting is unlawful, under the Local Government Act of 1972. Mr Justice Ouseley, sitting in London, ruled that under the Act local authorities had no power to start their meetings with a period of reflection as it had nothing to do with the business of the day. The case against Bideford council was launched by former councillor and a devout atheist Clive Bone Members in the summer of 2010, on the ground that he felt embarrassed when prayers were said at formal meetings. Unsurprisingly his case was picked up by the National Secular Society that found the time and the money to persue it through... 

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... 

Mammon Has Conquered The City Of London: To Our Detriment

December 15, 2011

Mammon Has Conquered The City Of London: To Our Detriment

Martin McCauley writes from the City of London: Do you remember the days when you were able to meet your bank manager face to face? He would have a friendly chat with you about a loan. Nowadays the computers have taken over. If it says your credit rating is not good enough, that is it. You can argue until you are blue in the face but the machine decides your fate. Machines have no morality so the financial system has lost its morality. We desperately need to inject morality back into the money markets. Western morality owes its origins to Christianity. The decline in religious faith has seen a decline in the way financiers do business. In the past, one spoke of God and Mammon. The latter was the Sumerian God of wealth. Christians derided the worship of money. Mammon epitomised avarice, greed... 

Karl Marx Got It all Wrong About Religion. As China’s Experience Is Proving

December 7, 2011

Karl Marx Got It all Wrong About Religion. As China’s Experience Is Proving

Martin McCauley writes from Suzhou: The Arab Spring has caused shock waves throughout China, but you’d never guess why. As followers of Karl Marx, the Chinese are taught that religion is the ‘opiate of the masses’. The official communist line is that it’s a delusion promoted by capitalists, to keep workers living under the impression that they will prosper in the next world while they are worked to death in this one. Marx got it seriously wrong about religion. It’s back and in a big way. That is the message from Cairo, Tripoli, Sana’a and elsewhere. Just why is Islam proving so attractive to the downtrodden masses? Surely, they should be looking to Marx and his disciples as the way to escape their enslavement. Shaken by the increasing influence of religion, the Chinese Academy... 

What’s The Point Of A Head Of State If No One Knows What She Stands For?

October 21, 2011

What’s The Point Of A Head Of State If No One Knows What She Stands For?

Adam Lovejoy reports from Windsor: What is the point of heaving a head of state, like the British Queen for example, if no one has any idea what she stands for and how is it exactly that she carries out her most important duty: defending the interest of her subjects? The Queen has been on the throne for nearly 60 years and yet, no one has ever heard her expressing an opinion on matters of the state – or any opinion at all for that matter. It’s quite scary really, if you think about it. The monarch, who says nothing and demonstrates no desire to get involved in the political process, but still acts as head of state, goes on state visits abroad and hosts foreign heads of state at home. Not to mention that she is also supposed to be the Defender Of The Faith, although she’s never said... 

How Come Comedians Don’t Have A Go At Political Correctness?

September 16, 2011

How Come Comedians Don’t Have A Go At Political Correctness?

R.F.Wilson writes from London: How come comedians don’t ridicule political correctness? If there’s something that needs to be mocked and laughed at it’s political correctness, with its fascist ideology of suppressing anything that looks even remotely controversial or genuinely funny. Revolting looking comedians – I dare you to show me a single comedian who isn’t revolting looking, especially the broads – are having a go at all things decent, banging on about toilet and farting and intercourse, peppering their acts with swear words that don’t even fit into the context of what they’re saying. F..k this and f..k that. And the brain dead audiences roar with laughter, thinking that it’s very unPC to say the F-word or the C-word, or both of them most of the bloody time. Swearing... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

September 1, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more pearls of wisdom and witty comments on all sorts of subjects. From the boys at Stirring Trouble. Not a good idea, to oust a crazed dictator known for supporting terrorism, whack a couple of his children and let him run lose. Trouble beckons. You know what’s weird? UN approving a military intervention and then going all quiet when the terms of its resolution are broken. President Barack Obama really needs to stop reading everything from the script. People are talking. Saying he even uses the autocue when he talks to his family. Watching trash on the box too is an addiction, just like drinking too much and using dope. You have to fight it like any other addiction. The euro is finished, dead, expired, past its sell-by date. And yet they still don’t get it, do they, the... 

What’s This Obsession With Tony Blair? The Man’s A Fraud

August 16, 2011

What’s This Obsession With Tony Blair? The Man’s A Fraud

Adam Lovejoy writes from London: Why is it that some people still treat Tony Blair as if he were some outstanding politician and a great communicator? Are they blind or deaf or don’t actually listen to a word he says? The man’s a fraud, a pathological liar, a slimy con artist! You can tell that he’s lying the moment he opens his mouth. In fact, you can tell that he is lying even when he keeps his mouth shut, because you can see it in his eyes. And yet, every time this opportunist crawls out of his hole, to remind us all that he’s still around so we would buy his badly written memoirs or, God forbid, attend his lectures for which he’s paid astronomical amounts of money, by the devil himself no doubt. Since the Arab Spring broke out in the Middle East Mr Blair was all over the... 

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

July 29, 2011

More Pearls Of Wisdom. From The Boys At Stirring Trouble

Today we present more pearls of wisdom and witty comments from the boys at Stirring Trouble. So, 2000 years later it has become politically correct to bash Christianity in civilised Europe. Go figure, eh? Let’s be brutally honest about it people: films with Bruce Lee suck. He basically did himself a favour by dying young. Technically speaking the West has become one giant dictatorship, once political correctness became official government policy. When a baby makes your life hell with its crying in a public place you can always call the baby stranglers. These guys are quick and efficient. President Obama is a cool dude, no doubt about it. Shame he doesn’t do anything much apart from staying cool. The fact that the girl found in India who looks like Madeline McCann is 40 and has three children... 

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