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Is Islam a Feminist Religion?

Short answer: No, Islam is not a feminist religion. There are more and more women who are trying to convince us Islam is feminist. Their logic seems to be they’re feminist, they’re Muslim, therefore Islam is a feminist religion. But as we all know, correlation doesn’t equal causation. In my opinion, these women are trying to convince themselves as much as anyone else. The latest attempt... read more

Simon’s Cat: Cat Yoga and … Witchcraft

This new Simon’s Cat video, Cat Yoga, came out several days ago but I’ve been too busy to post it. It’s more than 35 years since I did yoga so I don’t remember much about it, but some of the names here seem familiar. I do remember the Downward Dog, which, of course has a new name here – Downward Cat! 17 August was Black Cat Appreciation Day, and the real life Simon, Simon... 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

Charlie Gard and the Christianists

The sad case of Charlie Gard, as so often in similar situations, brought out the worst in Christians. Here we have an example of what secularist and devout Roman Catholic Andrew Sullivan terms “Christianism“. (Christianism is analogous with Islamism. ) At birth on 4 August 2016, Charlie was, in appearance, just like every other baby. However, a rare genetic condition was soon to rob him of the... read more

Australian Columnist Says Atheism Wrecks Liberal Democracy

Prior to the latest census in Australia (2016) the Atheist Foundation of Australia ran a campaign. It was to urge people to mark the “NoReligion” option on the census form. The number that did so was 29.6%, almost double the 16% of 2001, just fifteen years earlier. Christianity is still by far the largest group at 52%. Within Christianity, Catholicism is still the biggest group at 22.6%. While... read more

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