Category Archives: Religion

The First Cut

As recent news stories have highlighted, female genital mutilation is a disturbingly common evil which needs to be urgently eradicated. It is, quite simply, a heinous abuse committed by those entrusted with a child’s care and protection. In truth, however, … Continue reading

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Children in Headscarves

Fatima Laiba Aftab wrote a most eloquent and persuasive letter in the Evening Standard recently defending girls’ freedom to wear the hijab: Girls should be free to wear the hijab  I AM 10 and go to a primary school in … Continue reading

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Burka Burks

According to a YouGov Survey, 57% of British people want a ban on burkas in public places. Here’s the thing: we live in a free country – something which we rather value – but that means that it has to be … Continue reading

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God’s Final Message to Mankind

I am well aware that Mohammed was technically God’s last prophet, but he appeared to me in a vision the other day and asked me to pass on a few minor details to clear up some confusion: God doesn’t care … Continue reading

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The New Religion

At Euston railway station – and presumably it’s the same at every major concourse – there is a cinema-sized digital screen set high on a wall which shows an unmoving image of a mobile telephone with the words iPhone6 displayed … Continue reading

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BANS

Not so long ago I experienced an awakening – a religious experience, if you will. I now finally understand that those who do not follow the righteous path are doomed to forever burn and end in ashes: for those who … Continue reading

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Meat and Morality

It is widely presumed that people may now be unknowingly buying meat which is Kosher, Halal or whatever in their weekly shopping, because there is no legal requirement to flag it. The EU was considering legislation demanding that retailers, canteens … Continue reading

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Consumed With Guilt

So another Christmas has passed and, once again, we have had to listen to the churches pontificating that the true meaning of the season has been lost. This is patently untrue, since the original spirit of the season was the … Continue reading

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The Temple of Love

I see that the Church of England is refusing to offer gay weddings or civil partnerships. To be perfectly honest, I don’t really care because I agree that it’s a bad idea: making any kind of lifelong commitment to a … Continue reading

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Pause for Thought

A lot of people confuse knowledge with intelligence. Indeed, it is quite commonly assumed that people who know a lot of things are clever. I disagree almost entirely. The ability to repeat facts (or to quote ideas which are perceived … Continue reading

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