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Bigotry in Broadfield?

May 31st, 2012 · 1 Comment · Politics

I’m hearing some worrying things from my old stamping ground of Broadfield. Apparently the sunday school at the church there has some sort of letter condemning homosexuals that they are trying to get the children to sign. It all sounds a bit brainwashy to me, but then so does the whole idea of sunday school […]

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The Righteous Mind

May 2nd, 2012 · 2 Comments · Life, Politics

I recently finished reading a book by Jonathan Haidt called The Righteous Mind -Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion and thoroughly enjoyed it even though it was uncomfortable reading at times as it challenged and chipped away at some of my core beliefs. It has the potential to be a life-changing book. […]

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Holy Flying Circus

October 24th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I just got round to watching Holy Flying Circus, which I recorded on Wednesday night. I expected to enjoy it, but didn’t expect to find myself laughing aloud quite so much. It really was a joy to watch. (Still available on iPlayer until next Saturday) The casting was superb, which made everything else work. Darren […]

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Won’t somebody please think of the children?

October 12th, 2011 · Comments Off · Politics

David Cameron’s latest big idea is truly inspiring. Well I’m inspired anyway. He has been persuaded by some religious charity that ISPs should make subscribers opt-in to being able to view sexually explicit websites.

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Prayers for Jayne

August 4th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

I was chatting to a friend at work who is a serious christian (he does all the Alpha course stuff so he knows a lot about it too) and mentioned about Jayne’s current situation.  He had got halfway through saying he would pray for her when my raised eyebrow stopped him.  We do discuss religion […]

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Religious hyperbole

June 26th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

The Brighton Argus had a story the other day about a school, or rather the chair of governors of a school, complaining about religious education not being a core subject – using words like ‘shock’, ‘horror’ and ‘outrage’. This being the Argus, he gets a right shoeing in the comments. This is my favourite: Christianity! […]

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Christ on a bike

February 27th, 2011 · Comments Off · Life

The weekend got off to a good start with a couple of trips to Brighton on Friday.   First Jayne and went down for a look around and to do some shopping, which also involved a delicious full English breakfast.   After taking her and her goodies home I went back with the kids to see Richard […]

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Perseids

August 13th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

With all the light pollution here, the air traffic movements from Gatwick, and some clouds and rain in the evening I didn’t hold out much hope of seeing any of the perseid meteor storm tonight, but I was pleasantly surprised.  The rain stopped, the clouds cleared and even with the light coming from windows and […]

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Do I kneel or do I bow?

May 9th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

For an atheist I seem to have been to quite a few places of worship in my time.  There are the normal family weddings in anglican churches, the christening of a catholic friend’ s child and so on, but also a sikh friend at work always encourages us to visit his temple for major events.  […]

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Petty gossip?

March 28th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

I am no theologian, but I doubt that Catholic doctrine says that if you are in a hole you should keep digging.  The Pope’s latest contribution to the ongoing scandals in his church is to dismiss criticism as ‘petty gossip’.  There is nothing petty about people in positions of trust abusing children and for their […]

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