Category Archives: Atheism

We loves The Menz

I write a perfectly reasonable criticism about Owen Smith, a former candidate for the leadership of the UK labour party and get told off for being sexist. Um. I was pointing out that Smith was sexist (for a number of … Continue reading

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Good old-time religion

I found an interesting quote today on a blog. K did three years at a Christian college but was kicked out for being a lesbian (she chose leaving over undergoing mandated conversion therapy). WTF is lesbian conversion therapy? Really? (The … Continue reading

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Feminism and male homosexuality

Musing about feminism and men’s reactions, I asked my former neighbour and blogging friend of some years, Mr Merveilleux, for his views on homosexuality and feminism. From time to time, he posts on feminist issues, and, to me, it seems … Continue reading

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Best seller! Read the bible!

What’s more pitiful than that vacuous, bankrupt statement is the fact Ms. roughseas admits to having never read the Bible. From, theancients on colostorms’s blog. Oops, Colorstorm. Now it is fair to say I have not read the bible. I … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel

Me? Never. The other night I was walking up one of the back streets. I heard shouting and sounds of distress. Not my business. Not mine to interfere in a ‘domestic’ dispute. I walked on. And battled with my conscience. … Continue reading

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Oh dear

From Violet’s blog about MRAs. Insanity wrote: Actually Carmen, many of those men are genuinely having lots of sex, which than begs the question, why are there so many stupid women in the world? It also answers another of your … Continue reading

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Do come to dinner :)

It’s always interesting when men write about becoming vegetarian/vegan, because it is really a soft soppy girly thing to do. Real men eat meat not quiche. At one point I was following a blog by a man who was going … Continue reading

Posted in animal rights, animals, Atheism, food, humour, Religion, rescue dogs, vegan, vegetarian, vegetarianism | 175 Comments

Right, said Fred, these vegetarians have to go

Roughseas, If I may. There are a growing number of vegetarians among Jewish people, especially in Israel. In Genesis, God originally gave a vegetarian diet, but modified it to allow for changing world conditions. I was vegetarian for many years … Continue reading

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Homophobia in Gib

One of the reasons people say they dislike Gibraltar is that it is so small, everyone knows everyone else’s business. Chatting to one of our many neighbours, a Gibraltarian told Partner how he’d been friends in his youth with some … Continue reading

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Are religious people mad, crazy, insane?

Well, hand on heart, my simple answer is yes, but is anything in life simple? But before the fundy squad stones me, Violet and Sirius ban me, just wait. Over on Violet’s she asked me to try and explain what’s … Continue reading

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No. I don’t hate men

One of the silliest arguments I read on the internet is that all feminists hate men. Really, they, or rather, we, do. This is on a par with all feminists are hairy ugly lesbians, it is so ridiculous. The view … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, feminism, health, life, Longreads, Religion, Sexism, WPlongform | Tagged , , , , , | 81 Comments

The poor are always with us

What do I think of the Tory majority in the UK? Pal Hariod Brawn asked me this so I thought I would give a somewhat superficial answer as that is all I can manage. I’m not surprised. Most people are … Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, christianity, feminism, gender-specific language, life, politics, Religion, UK | 69 Comments

Just another ripping post into women …

Who couldn’t get excited about going to university? Leaving home for a whole new life. (Well, not quite, but more on that later.) Meeting really clever people, wondering if I would make the intellectual mark? (That was another delusion. Everyone … Continue reading

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Comfort zones

How many of us step outside? A comment by EllaDee made me think about how often I read blogs that have little or nothing in common with me. Or to put it another way, vegetarian, left-wing, atheist, feminist, environmentalist, veganic … Continue reading

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Intent v impact?

Six years ago I wrote this: Browsing on the internet this week I seem to have read a lot about misunderstandings. They happen every day. We rarely see the world from someone else’s perspective. If we are lucky we occasionally … Continue reading

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To speak out, or not to speak out …

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out— Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they … Continue reading

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Civilised societies

As we all know, gays are evil. In fact if we don’t get rid of them, God (the Christian one) will take it out on us. Or maybe the Muslim one will. Or the Wiccan one. Or the Sikh one. … Continue reading

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An exercise in creative writing

Remember this: What do you think you atheists are doing??? You most certainly are “inflicting your views” about abortion, homosexuality, feminism, and every other form of evil your kind worships! You are such hypocrites, but you don’t even see the … Continue reading

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