I haven't posted a blog in a while here due to personal reasons, and apologies to some, as I couldn't reply to a previous thread that I had started, ( you know who you are). But anyway, the following…Continue
The idea that there is a perfect match out there for everyone seems to be nonsense to me. Where is the evidence for this? And even if it were true that doesn't necessarily mean you will find that…Continue
This is a quick one while it's on my mind. When it comes to talk of respect, the standard line seems to go something like "I will respect the person and their right to believe whatever they want, but…Continue
I know this topic might seem a bit more personal than usual for this site. A few months ago my older brother committed suicide, it was tough as you might expect. At the time I remember not turning to…Continue
Derek has not received any gifts yet
This blog is a reaction to the nonsense of "Propaganda Pat Condell" and his latest video. I wrote this a while back.
Israel – Palestine – United Sates
"The main danger which Israel, as a 'Jewish state', poses to its own people, to other Jews and to its neighbours, is its ideologically motivated pursuit of territorial expansion and the inevitable series of wars resulting from this aim...No Zionist politician has ever repudiated the idea that Israeli policies…Continue
With Turkey's population set to be 100 million by mid-century, and given its deep Islamic roots and how it is so distant culturally from Europe, do you think it's a good or bad idea to bring Turkey into the EU? Do you think it would work?
Based on certain biblical passages, such as Revelation 19:11 among others, which says "Jesus Christ is the mighty warrior", the course was taught to U.S soldiers. Soldiers had to sit through a PowerPoint session of "Fundamentalist love for the apocalypse."
"Before the the…Continue
Theists claim atheists believe in nothing, but on closer examination, it’s the theist who believes this life is nothing but a stopover for the next life - a non-material life spent in endless grovelling worship towards a monster in the clouds. Thinking this way devalues this life - the real and only one.
Our brains have evolved to think faithfully. This may have served us well in the past, but now it's nothing but an unfortunate relic. With faith, there is no check system,…Continue