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Adoption and religion (UK)

emastro - 11 August 2011 60 Comments

I and my wife are going through the lengthy, complex and occasionally painful process of being approved for adoption; and a few aspects of the whole thing are really galling me. It appears, from...

TAGGED: CHILDREN, RELIGION, SOCIETY

Child abuse

emastro - 07 March 2011 93 Comments

The first time I heard Richard Dawkins describe as "child abuse" the imposition of one's religious views on one's children, I thought it was a bit excessive, some sort of provocation. He's my hero...

TAGGED: ABUSE, CHILDREN, RELIGION, RICHARD DAWKINS

A letter to the Home Office: legal protection for sacred books

emastro - 29 December 2010 42 Comments

(original sent on 29/12/2010) Dear Sirs, I understand from the news (see here: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/25/girl-arrested-allegedly-burning-quran and here: ...

TAGGED: HUMOR, REASON, RELIGION, SECULARISM, SOCIETY