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Go to: The worst misconceptions parents of some unvaccinated children hold

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Comment 28 by Geoff 21

I'm a little impatient here about the phrase 'bad parents'... Alternatives exist ; 'inefficient parents', 'unintelligent parents', 'uneducated', 'gullible', 'misinformed', even 'uncaring'...

I agree... 'misinformed' is particularly pertinent when parents lose a child following vaccination advice that proved fatal although unqualified acceptance thereof could invoke some of the other terms such as 'gullible' or 'uneducated', or, here's another one: 'naive'.


Sun, 24 Jul 2011 17:39:05 UTC | #853547

Go to: How sexual apartheid works ... in pictures

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Comment 92 by Layla

if it all comes down to religious freedom then you may aswell have said that at the outset.

I did, more than once.

What's been the point of all this other talk

To discuss the validation issue.


Sun, 24 Jul 2011 16:11:06 UTC | #853527

Go to: How sexual apartheid works ... in pictures

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Comment 91 by Layla

Oh I'm sorry. I didn't realise that any practice endorsed by a religion is beyond rebuke.

It's not, but you haven't rebuked it... you need to show that the said discrimination is pernicious.


Sun, 24 Jul 2011 15:10:27 UTC | #853506

Go to: How sexual apartheid works ... in pictures

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Comment 89 by Layla

You find it more credible to believe that the children asked for it than that the teacher decided it?

Yeah if I wanted to organise a school picture with boys at the front and girls at the back it wouldn't take me three days... how long would it take you? Three I s'pose.

Sorry,not remotely realistic in my view.

Well it''s pretty obvious you've been taken in - the lead post is completely implausible.

Yeah...and the fact this is widespread practice makes it right because...?

Freedom of religion.

You still haven't been able to come up with a legitimate reason why the little girls' arms and hair should be covered and not the little boys'.

Islamic writings and tradition.

Who is benefiting from the girls covering their arms and hair and why does this beneficial behaviour not extend to the male half of the population?

Everyone who believes in Allah... I take it you're in favour of religious freedom or do want to go around telling everyone what to do?


Sun, 24 Jul 2011 14:35:48 UTC | #853492

Go to: Hitchens on the Catholic Church

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Comment 57 by Peter Grant

They are condemning him because of his nature, because of who and what he is.

No that's what Hitchens said but he overstated his case. First of all the Roman Catholic Church does not, as he claimed, deny Stephen or anyone else membership of the Church because they were born in sin. Neither has it condemned Stephen for his nature, because 1. it hasn't condemned him, and 2. it doesn't consider homosexuality to be a characteristic inherited at birth.


Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:24:30 UTC | #853448

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