Paul's Blog – February 2009 Archive (5)

Blasphemy Day International 2009

Blasphemy Day International is an international campaign seeking to establish September 30th as a national day to promote free speech and stand up in a show of solidarity for the freedom to mock and insult religion without fear of murder, violence, and reprisal. It is the obligation of the world's nations to safeguard dissent and the dissenters, not to side with the brutal interests of thugs who demand "respect" for their beliefs (i.e., immunity to being criticized or mocked or they threaten… Continue

Added by Paul on February 28, 2009 at 8:07am — 22 Comments

London and Rome protests against Vatican political power

Did anyone else completely miss the news that secular campaigners marched in London and Rome yesterday to protest at the political power of the Vatican?

I've just seen a mention of it in The Freethinker, who also missed it and points out that it's a bit odd that none of the media bothered to cover the event.

One of the organisers, Peter Tatchell, has an… Continue

Added by Paul on February 15, 2009 at 5:59am — 1 Comment

UK Secularists of the Year

I'm a bet behind on my news feeds at the moment, so here's wishing a belated congratulations to Dr Evan Harris MP and Lord Avebury for their success in getting blasphemy laws abolished.

Sanderson said that Dr Evan Harris and Lord Avebury – both Lib Dems – had engineered a clever parliamentary pincer movement that resulted in the Government being forced into bringing forward…

Added by Paul on February 14, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Irrelevancy: FAIL!

St Valentine 'not saint of love'

Britain's Roman Catholic Church is advising lovelorn singles to direct their February 14 requests for love to St Raphael, rather than St Valentine.

As if it matters which dead saint you direct your wishful thinking at.

Added by Paul on February 14, 2009 at 6:23am — 2 Comments

Happy Darwin Day!

Celebrate intelligence and rationality with a great optical illusion

Added by Paul on February 12, 2009 at 10:02am — 1 Comment



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