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Go to: Spanish artist faces prison over 'how to cook Christ' film

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Having watched the original video, I'm struck by two things:

1) how lovingly, almost erotically, the chef/artist prepares Jesus's tuberous crotch with good old mantequilla, like Marlon Brando in Last Tango in Paris 2) if these kind of absurd prosecutions are on the up, as the result of Spain being economically screwed and some kind of 'pin the tail on the donkey' blame game thing is happening? 'If we can't get a banker, we'll get him...!'

All up though, the fact that it has even got this far legally should be a desperate embarrassment to a supposedly advanced European power.......religion never fails to amaze, and hot on the heels of the Nun/sex story too....they just don't get it, do they? Is this cognitive dissonance in action?

Thu, 07 Jun 2012 18:28:22 UTC | #946179

Go to: Admitting you're an atheist while travelling in the Middle East

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I live and work in Qatar as a teacher and, at least to my relatively enlightened students (international mix, but many Qataris), will openly admit my atheism to them. In fact, I just now had a G11 class and a female Qatari student was encouraging me to look at Adam Deen's stuff, whilst she promised to look here and at some Hitchens debates. She initiated the conversation and was quite happy to listen to my arguments for non-belief.

Qataris kind of have to be accepting of a diverse range of opinions and beliefs, given that 2/3s of the population are expats, helping to build and run the place!

Wed, 02 May 2012 05:35:48 UTC | #938939

Go to: Sri Lankan held for "witchcraft" in Saudi Arabia

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This story makes me sick to my stomach........there will be efforts such as this to publicise the monstrous House of Saud, but will there be any groundswell of criticism of Saudi Arabia from moderate muslims anywhere? Will there fuck. When it comes to their ludicrous religion, as a whole, they remain craven and cowardly beyond belief, apart from idiotic issues of internal semantics such as the sunni/shia split......

There may be some platitudes from the Sri Lankan govt., but remittances from nationals working in KSA are no doubt important for their GDP, so they'll quickly fade away......

I work in Qatar and I'm always amazed at the level of belief in Djinns amongst Qataris (aside from their 'mainstream beliefs') and the like, which I guess are hangovers from animistic beliefs in pre-Islamic times.....but never hear about the witchcraft stuff.....as fellow Wahhabis, it must be here though I assume.....Qatar is an infrequent executor though, 3 in last 5 years I think, although never publicised I have heard they were for 'espionage'.

Fri, 20 Apr 2012 14:45:08 UTC | #936032

Go to: Dress-wearing 73 year-old unmarried celibate man vehemently supports thing he has no experience of

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/mar/04/cardinal-kieth-obrien-gay-marriage

In an article for a Sunday newspaper, Cardinal Keith O'Brien accused the coalition of trying to "redefine reality" with its proposal for legalising gay marriage, which is due to go out for consultation later this month.

HE accuses someone else of 'REDEFINING REALITY'?? They're good at this hypocrisy and clueless lack of introspection thing, aren't they?

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 10:28:12 UTC | #924550

Go to: UPDATED (EARLIER TIME): Richard on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme, 8.30 a.m. GMT, Tues 14 Feb

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Richard, my sympathies indeed...that question from Giles Fraser was extremely disingenuous, as 'rationalmind' said above, your depth of understanding of the contents of The Origins of Species utterly trumps the knowledge of most self-proclaimed christians about their precious tome and that is the point; Fraser was using a shameless diversionary tactic.

Tue, 14 Feb 2012 18:22:40 UTC | #917794

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