Category: Secularism

The Humanist dream school

Welcome to my dream school | Education | The Guardian This article appeared in the Guardian last Friday, but only now I’ve got round to commenting on it. I read it eagerly and think...

Review of “Does God Hate Women?”

Does God Hate Women? is a 178-page tirade by Ophelia Benson and Jeremy Stangroom, editors of the atheist website Butterflies and Wheels, co-authors of A Dictionary of Fashionable Nonsense and both senior editors on...

Religion and cruelty

Today’s Observer carried an opinion piece by the co-author of a book called Does God Hate Women?, to be published by Continuum this week, which gives a brief list of the worst things religious...

Religion, evolution and stupidity

George Monbiot, in the Guardian last Tuesday, on the link between religious belief and the anti-intellectualisation of US politics: Ignorant politicians are elected by ignorant people. US education, like the US health system, is...

Response to Khan & Sikander on Islamic courts

Yesterday, Harry’s Place published an article sourced from Gina Khan and one Paul Sikander, attacking Islamic courts and Muslim institutions’ marriage practices. I wrote a lengthy article yesterday, but a bug in my blogging...

Secular Asians for Secular Democracy

Islamophobia Watch - Home - Stop pandering to Muslims says ‘silent majority’ Last week an outfit calling itself “British Muslims for Secular Democracy” had their big launch party, attended by Baroness Kishwer Falkner and...

Secular fundamentalists “the new totalitarians”

Tobias Jones (of The Dark Heart of Italy fame) on militant atheists who behave like totalitarians, hiding among anti-sexists, anti-homophobes and anti-racists, but in reality seeking to erase religion totally from the Earth, starting...