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  1. yogi bear up the cagire

    French presidential election 2017

    The job of writing a long article to explain the race to l'elysée up to now had prevented me from starting a thread. Happily, this article from the Independent does most of it for me. I would agree with the majority of what is written (apart from liking Le Pen to Clinton!)......thank God we...
  2. Jam_Man

    The World is Flat

    Watched The Martian today and loved it, read the book which was a bit meh but the film far more entertaining. That led me to have a look at NASA's facebook page and all fascinating stuff about what they are doing to get to Mars. What I also found was bewildering though. There are a lot of...
  3. pickledseal

    Teaching RE

    I'm ready for the banter, and have no problem with it at all, but think that this article is very interesting regarding the place of RE in our schools: http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6417096 It begins: And it goes on... I think a few on here need to really take stock of that...
  4. yogi bear up the cagire

    MONEY! MONEY! MONEY!.........but at what price?

    An interesting polemic. In the first instance you have the impression that religious dogma is clouding a players professional duties..........then, when you read further, it's not quite as clear as that. As an ex-pat 'Wonga' doesn't mean that much to me but when you read about the company...
  5. Syria; intervention or steer clear

    As I see it Syria is gradually getting more and more onto our TVs and involved with from UK, EU, USSR (whatever its called now!) and US policy. Is it time for the 1st world countries to step in? or should it be left to the Muslims to fight it out and escalate the conflict, openly, into what it...
  6. Religious news thread

    Pope Benedict is about to resign????!!!! Did think he could? Has he been watching Professor Brian Cox and suddenly not seen the light?
  7. Poetry Corner

    I am a new poster who has spent a wee while observing some of the comings & goings on this site & it appears that we are a diverse bunch who are receptive to many topics & discussions. In order to address my own previous misdeamenours as the evil nanny in The Omen I have turned my hand to poetry...
  8. yogi bear up the cagire

    Charlie hebdo

    Pour calmer le jeu après le film Innocence of muslims, Charlie annonce avant tout le monde la sortie d'Intouchables 2! Également dans le journal, les paradis fiscaux de Bernard Arnault, les religieux qui s'engagent pour le mariage homo, et la presse lèche-cul qui remplace la presse...
  9. German court bans circumcision

    Ignoring the 'Jews oppressed in Germany' angle, this is a pretty major story IMO and it hasn't really been picked up over here. http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/27/us-germany-circumcision-idUKBRE85Q19Y20120627 "It ruled involuntary religious circumcision should be made illegal because it...
  10. pickledseal

    Gove sending a copy of KJ Bible to every school

    https://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/drt/si?p=CAA&ut=AFAKxlQAAAAATtEkliqGVWH9M1EkHN83-zWf3Vqrfqn9 Seriously?! I think this is a massive waste of funds from the DoE. Also who the **** does Gove think he is? Writing a foreword to the Bible?! I hope my Head sends it back. Obviously it is not...
  11. The problem with football...

    Hi all...these days I usually respond to threads something around 7-pages in which takes about 2 seconds thought and isn't very serious, just the usual tired crap of taking the **** out of RM, (which lets face it isn't hard, I mean every time he opens his mouth to the press it's bloody hilarous...
  12. Firestorm


    There is a section on the form for religion. I know there are some on hear who are not particularly religious and I would imagine that the nearest many get to a religion is Football, So will anyone else be putting Southend United in this particular box
  13. Chairman Trigg

    Rons new year blog

    BLOG FROM JAN 2008 JUST SHOWS HOW FAR WEV'E FALLEN IN SUCH A SHORT SPACE OF TIME!! The transfer windows favour the Premiership and larger clubs who can target players within this condensed period of opportunity and do not have the same financial constraints as might befall the smaller clubs...
  14. International 'Burn a Koran Day'

    A small church in Florida are having a "burn a koran" day, where they invite people to roll up, and burn the religious book of Islam. So what's everyone's thoughts? IMO, why stop there? get shot of all religions and be done with it. Can see the Islamic nutcases wanting retrobution for...
  15. Should the Burkha be banned?

    As we learned recently, Britain won't be joining France in banning the Burkha. So what is everyone's take on this news? I know of a few retailers that already have banned people from wearing the religious garment in their shops, as they see it no different from someone coming in wearing a hoody.
  16. pickledseal

    Home Office leaked document...

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8642404.stm Pretty outrageous in my opinion. I know aspects are funny as they are so ridiculous, but to have this written down as 'background document' to a Whitehall/Downing Street meeting, I find a little offensive not just to Catholics but to all faith groups...
  17. For those who believe that the founding ideology of America

    Was based apon one religious ideal ... I.E that America is neither founded on completely on the monotheistic ideals of Christianity or Judaism , and specificity welcomed those of other creed's and ideologies , to worship as they please. "Where the preamble declares, that coercion is a...
  18. Caprica

    Another American TV thread! Did anyone see it - basically a prequel to the phenomenal Battlestar Galactica. It mirrors our lives today - terrorism, religious fanaticism, virtual reality, dodgy politics, racism. Superb, highly recommend it EVEN if you've not watched BSG.
  19. Tangled up in Blue

    Blair: Gaza's great betrayer

    It's more than a year since Israel launched its immoral attack on Gaza and Palestinians are still living on the verge of a humanitarian disaster. So what has Tony Blair done to further peace in the region? Virtually nothing, argues the historian Avi Shlaim Comments (98) Buzz up! Digg it Avi...
  20. Slipperduke

    Cut Terry Some Slack

    I still can't believe it's true. I still can't accept that the captain of Chelsea, nay, the captain of England, could ever act in this way. What would Bobby Moore say? He'd be shocked and rightly so. What kind of man cheats on his wife with Alicia Douvall? It's one thing to bonk your way...