Blasphemers of the world, unite

John Waters is/is not a professional contrarian who does/does not believe that blasphemy should/should not be removed from the Irish constitution:   Here is John arguing/not arguing the point back in 2009: The right to give expression to the religious concept of reality itself depends on the right to freedom of expression. If we move... Continue Reading →

It’s official: Ireland’s abortion ban repealed by popular vote

For: 1,429,981 (66.4%) Against: 723,632 (33.6%) Ireland votes 'YES'. Careful, logical, critical contributions carried the day, outweighing the fake news, grim posters, emotional manipulation, attempts at foreign influence, church persuasion, alt-right hectoring, and brain-dead dogmatic pseudo-morality. We focused on the facts and the evidence. We relied on experience and expertise. We decided that each person... Continue Reading →

This pro-life activist has a foolproof plan to reduce abortion numbers, and it involves only a *little* racism

https://youtu.be/7x_FbIh70ZE;&rel=0It is well known that around 3,500 women travelled from Ireland to Britain to get abortions in 2016, which, from a population of around 4.5 million, is a rather high number.So how does this anti-abortion activist from Ireland's Life Institute play down the numbers? Well, over to her...In 2016, the stats I've studied, 3,500 women... Continue Reading →

Jordan Peterson’s re-heated obscurantism

Nathan Robinson has written about the obscurantism of Jordan Peterson, and I'm not even the first to blog about it. Pankaj Mishra has been deconstructing Peterson's mysticism here, while Kelefa Sanneh's critique is here. After months of hysterical fanboy cheer-leading, it seems like this is the week everyone finally starts having a go at Jordan. It's... Continue Reading →

Are you an exorcist? If so, call this number

Wanted. More exorcists. A Dublin priest has told the Irish Catholic newspaper (yes) that he has noticed a sharp increase in demonic activity. ...Fr. Pat Collins said he has been overwhelmed with the number of requests for exorcisms from the faithful in Ireland. In an open letter, he has urged the Irish bishops to train more priests... Continue Reading →

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