Category Archives: Religion

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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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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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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I told you so

So don’t say I didn’t. All you religious fruitcakes, who think making abortion difficult to get/illegal etc, are responsible for the situation in Tennessee where a woman stuck a coathanger up herself in the bath to try and carry out … Continue reading

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God Bless America

Pontificating from my sofa about Syria is not my thing. I know stuff all about it, except I would not want to be fleeing a war-torn country with nothing. Reviewing Port of No Return was an eyeopener in that instance. … 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

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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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Abortion – some facts and history

Abortion became legal in the UK when I was a child – 1967. I grew up with tales of knitting needles, bottles of gin, and hot baths. The amateur method of choice for pregnant women who didn’t want to give … Continue reading

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On the use of inflammatory language

I am a moth to a flame when it comes to a post decrying poor use of language. So I was irresistibly drawn to John Zande’s post about an evangelical who was proclaiming the ‘correct’ use of language for abortion. … 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

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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

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Just an everyday in a sexist life

It’s easy to say, ‘I’m not sexist, racist, disablist, fattist, ageist’ etc. But what happens when someone challenges that? None of us like being challenged so the automatic response is ‘Oh, no, I’m not’. Except, how do we know? Ruth … Continue reading

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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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We’re all (nearly) equal now …

I so love this very important day of the year where 50% (approx before any pedant gets on my back) of the world’s population gets to jump up and down, wear purple and make asinine tweets or Facebook comments for … 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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Give me that old time religion

I blame The Ark, the scourge of Christianity, for introducing me to barking evangelical blogs. Seriously, these people have not just one screw missing, they haven’t got a screw at all in them. Or sixpence short of a shilling. Forget … Continue reading

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Post Charlie (and feminism?)

What journalist could have heard the news about Charlie Hebdo last week and not felt the following emotions? Shock, empathy, and a reminder that we choose a profession that doesn’t make us popular. These journalists weren’t in a war zone, … Continue reading

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