Monday, 17 September 2012

Bill vs Joseph

What with all the riots and protests over some schmucks attempt to mock Islam, I'm always comforted that as an atheist, I'm not obligated to inflict my version of a sky-pixie on anyone else.  I wish it were the same in reverse - frankly, causing any harm or injury to another person, to make sure a sky-pixie isn't upset, really should be a reminder to us all that secularism really is the only way forward.  It's such a shame that others can't accept that we're all different, and it's that which makes the world such a wonderful place.  

As long as I don't harm you, and you don't harm me, we can all get along just fine.  I'm quite comfortable with other people having religion, I just despair at how easily led and gullible people can be by the organisations that eschew the more 'evangelical' approach to education.

As a tech, I'm not always that impressed with Microsoft software but here's a great example of an atheist who has morals that weren't taken from a 2 millenia old novel.  Respect for Bill Gates has to be given for the work he's done to spend his fortunes on doing good.... Isn't it funny how the church has been telling us it's doing good, when really.....

Monday, 10 September 2012

Benefits vs tax

I'm not going to give my opinion on this one - I just offer the facts.  Which do you think should have greater priority?

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

She canna take na more, Cap'n!

I've never tried one myself, but you have to admire the Scots - take a Mars bar, cover it in batter then deep fry it!  A source of amusement and weight gain for two decades, it seems.

So the story recently published that Mars, the big chocolate company, have asked the takeaway in question to add a disclaimer to their menu, as Mars don't want to be associated with 'unhealthy' foods, struck me as a little 'pot calling the kettle black'.

What fascinates me is that this large, multinational corporation think that if they repeat something often enough, the gullible public will believe it, much in the same way as the Nazi propaganda machine operated.  It doesn't matter if it's true or not - just keep repeating it.

Take a look at the story here, and wonder to yourself - which part of a Mars bar is 'healthy'?

Monday, 3 September 2012

Justice denied

Now I'm not saying either of these people are right.  I am saying the punishment should be roughly equivalent.  If it's not an even playing field, then isn't it clear we have a two-tier judiciary?  More reason to start saying no to those claiming authority, when they're lying scumbags themselves...