Category Archive: Thoughts

free speech – who can we safely deplatform?

You threaten that equality by trying to manipulate who I may and may not hear in public debate. (Tildeb) There seems to be a lot of confusion about what free speech can mean… Continue reading

royal wedding fever

In the midst of Trump-induced chaos and violence in the Middle East, the UK is still managing to drown the news in vacuous ramblings about an upcoming wedding involving one member of a… Continue reading

Potentially classic arguments for the non-existence of gods

Having been away from Blogland for several weeks, I’m surprised to come back for a browse and find Mel Wilde is still trawling through a series of posts trying desperately to prove the… Continue reading

the abortion obsession

we can’t escape the reality that Iowa has a labor shortage in part due to human abortion. Quiner’s Diner It’s good to recognise the signs of irrational obsession with a particular topic. I’m… Continue reading

Gender roles and parenting

I’m currently lost in the endless whirlwind of parenting young children. It’s life on sensory overload – constant activity, talking, moaning, fighting, laughter and cuteness. I love escaping to my quiet desk at… Continue reading

learning from the popularity of religion in the USA

In the US, the Russians were godless atheists who were hellbent on destroying the world, so we responded by being overly religious, which led to much fanaticism. (An Atheist in Iowa) In an… Continue reading

SCANDAL: progressive left hurts prominent atheist’s feelings

Your cancellation of Dawkins’s talk was unconscionable. His speech has not been abusive towards Islam, but has involved criticism of religious dogma–and of all faiths. That is free speech, not “abusive” speech. All… Continue reading

declare your bias … what are you afraid of?

In the last wee while, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend for Christians to be given a platform in secular debate without explicitly declaring their religious bias. Please don’t get me wrong, I insist… Continue reading

should African women have access to birth control?

You are wildly mistaken if you think I have an agenda to destroy planned and stable families – actually it’s the futile attempt to sever the link between procreation and sex which does… Continue reading

the sloppy magical fingerprints of natural law

Naturals laws are science, the way of the world. The way atheists throw science under the bus in order to make atheism work out for them is astonishing! (Silence of Mind) As a… Continue reading