Mandela is currently in hospital for tests – his friend Desmond Tutu has been quoted as saying he is frail and South Africa is acting like the very thought of Nelson Mandela dying is going to cause the country to go up in flames.
Not much I can add to that one. It pretty much encapsulates what is going on every time religious groups criticise secularism infringing on their “religious rights”. For context, check out what Baroness Warsi said about ”secularist fundementalists.”
Warning: This post includes a bit of foul language.
I grew up in flats – including one in Rosebank that was right where the landlords of the surrounding commercial area figured “Hey, why not rent to nightclubs? Boy that lobotomy I got gives me good ideas!”
Bruce Gorton helps put together the TimesLIVE, mostly specialising in science and business. He is liberal, atheist and fairly interested in nonsense and the way it is reaching critical mass. Hence the blog.