Blind ideology is dancing on the grave of reason
IN Britain, the benefits of diversity are apparently boundless. Now that the Pagan Police Association has received government recognition, police officers can take a string of pagan festivals as official holidays.
These include celebrating the festival of lactating sheep, and drinking mead and dancing naked to celebrate the harvest. In court, pagan officers will be allowed to pledge to tell the truth not before God but by what “they hold sacred”, including, presumably, the Sun God or Kriss Kringle, the Germanic god of yule.
In Australia, as historian Keith Windschuttle has chronicled in his new book The Stolen Generations – volume three of his tireless evisceration of The Fabrication of Aboriginal History – the allegedly monstrous theft of 100,000 Aboriginal children by Australian officials just because they were Aboriginal never actually happened.
Det hele HER i The Australian.
Udgivet maj 17, 2010
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Tags:Peter Robinson, Robert Baer, Victor Davis Hanson
Fra 3. maj 2010:
Victor Davis Hanson: War and Its Impact on Society
Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution; Author, The Father of Us All
Hanson is here to tell us how war has created the world as we know it and how war will frequently change to suit our needs. He explores our conflicts from the terrorist bombings of September 11 and Iran to ancient Athens and the U.S. Civil War. Hear this decorated author describe a fundamental component of human history in an enlightening evening.
Desuden denne fra Hoover Institution oktober 2009:
The Iran problem with Hanson and Baer
Victor Davis Hanson, the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Robert Baer who spent 20 years at the CIA as a field officer covering the Middle East, discuss Iran and the nuclear threat on Uncommon Knowledge with Hoover research fellow Peter Robinson.
Opdatering – reservelink til Vimeo her.
Udgivet maj 17, 2010
Halshugning, hængning, stening, dødsstraf , Imamer - udenlandske , Islamister , Islamkritikere - internationale , Kvinder i islam , Muslimsk trussels- og voldskultur , Sharia
De har et eller andet med geder i den religion:
The Goat That Ate Islamic Science
By Austin Dacey
The Ayatollah Khomenei once remarked that there are no jokes in Islam. If that is true, it is not for want of material. My latest favorite, related to me by Ibn Warraq, has to do with the rather unfunny hadith—one of the purported sayings and deeds of the Prophet and his companions—that requires death by stoning for adulterers. Once during a debate in London, Warraq made good on his entire career as the world’s leading apostate by coming up with the one-liner that he didn’t want to live in a society in which one gets stoned for committing adultery, but rather in a society in which one gets stoned and then commits adultery. But that was not the joke we were talking about.
It seems that the stone-the-adulterers commandment has long been the subject of theological controversy because although mandated by traditional religious law, or shari’a, it does not appear in the Quran. Instead, the Quran mentions the much less severe punishments of flogging or perhaps confinement. Some fornicators actually get into such things, maybe even in combination. Presumably a death sentence would have been important enough to merit inclusion in the revelation. Why didn’t Allah mention it before? According to another hadith, He did. Muhammad had written down the revealed verse on a piece of paper and placed it under his bed for safekeeping. One day while Muhammad had taken ill and the household was preoccupied with nursing him, a goat wandered in and ate it.
Læs mere HER hos the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry.