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18 Oct: Daily Homily (Religion & Children) and Tweets

I haven’t done many religion tweets in these posts, so I’ll write about it instead. A couple of weeks ago I once again had proselytizers at the front door. This time, they were from the Seventh Day Adventist Church. One was a man in his 30s or 40s, and the other was a boy of about sixteen. The poor kid was obviously extremely nervous. He told me where he was from and invited me to a meeting at... read more

Tweets and Homily: Fox Blames Clinton for Weinstein

The Twitter-verse is still full of tweets about Harvey Weinstein, which is no surprise. More and more women are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. The MO (method of operation) many of them describe is very similar, which makes them all the more believable. While I was halfway through finding tweets for today’s post, I started playing the episode of Fox... read more

27 Sep 2017: Daily Homily and Tweets

As you can see, there’s a new name in the title: Homily. I’m not sure how that’s going to work – I’m just trying it on for size at this stage. The content of the post won’t change. There’ll still be plenty of tweets on display. The big news of the day for me is that women in Saudi Arabia can drive.  It comes about because of the issuing of a decree by King Salman.... read more

On Charlottesville and Freedom of Speech

As I said in my post on Charlottesville, the destruction of a statue is one I don’t agree with. I think that has a lot to do with my education in history, and perhaps also a general dislike for that sort of action. I suspect everyone here would agree with me that the burning of any book is wrong, and that’s what I equate it with. Also, to me its getting rid of a symptom, not the cause. I think... read more

In Defence of Jerry Coyne

Over the last couple of weeks a series of articles has been appearing in the US media attacking biologist Jerry Coyne. They’re in response to a post on his own website, Why Evolution Is True (WEIT). On 13 July 2017 he wrote ‘Should one be allowed to euthanize severely deformed or doomed newborns?‘ This wasn’t the first time the subject has come up for discussion on WEIT. He’s... read more

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