Archive for category Religion
I think I will have to convert to Islam. First is the simple matter of convenience. It is hard for us in The West – especially if you happen to be the reviled trifecta of a straight white male – to fathom the benefits of Islamic association. With the backing of Islam you can imprison, […]
Everyone should watch this TED talk by Megan Phelps-Roper, a former member of the Westboro Baptist Church. I remember defending this girl, and her family, after I first saw Louis Theroux’s documentary, ‘The Most Hated Family In America’. She was always a good person; a strange blend of polite, dismissive rudeness topped with a smile […]
Several years ago I wrote a piece expanding on the observed parallels between sport and religion. Today, the analogy deepened once more as the MCG played host to the Integrity in Sport Symposium. The sporting world has now implemented its own version of theology with enlightened minds assembling to discuss and debate a non-existent entity.
Chris Gayle has been dealt severe sanctions: a $10,000 fine, a future ban worth millions, and international public shaming. At a glance the entire fallout seems more than a little disproportionate. That was my initial reaction, but I’ve had a rethink.
The world has once again been rocked by terrorism. I find it difficult to believe that this latest attack has been linked to Islam. I was certain the next act of terrorism on Western soil was going to be the Mormons, or perhaps the Amish, maybe even a group of secular agnostics. There is a […]
Where are the left leaning humanitarians?
They are precisely where any truly progressive person that understands the topic would expect them to be.
That is, with their eyes firmly shut and their hands over their ears rocking back and forth like a madman, and muttering ‘This has nothing to do with Islam. This has nothing to do with Islam. This has nothing to do with Islam…’
You probably haven’t heard of Raif Badawi. As three heavily armed terrorists stormed the headquarters of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, killing twelve, Badawi waited in a small, dark prison cell in Saudi Arabia contemplating what was to come. His sentence is 10 years. Around the time millions amassed in the streets of Paris to protest […]