Saturday, 18 April, 2015, 07:50 AMAnd the Big News today from a Faith Perspective is that the latest Star Wars trailer is out. “Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” This reminds me of scripture, although scripture isn't at all just made up.
What does Darth Vader say on the midnight of May 3rd? "May the fourth be with you."
Friday, 17 April, 2015, 02:54 PM - Not TFTDThose who were intrigued by Akhandadhi Das' unusual approach to mathematics might be interested in some work that I published once in a creationist mathematics journal called Deliberations of the Institute of Mathematics (DIM). You can read my contribution at the link below.
Friday, 17 April, 2015, 07:51 AM - Akhandadhi DasHindus invented zero, therefore Hinduism is correct. Mathematical logic, you just can't beat it.
The timeless, omnipotent, omniscient Invisible Magic Friend had a similar problem. That's why he became Jesus, so that he could meet holocaust survivors and migrant boat people.
Rev Dr. (hon. Kingston) Dr. (hon. St. Andrews) Joel Edwards, the international director of Micah Challenge
Tuesday, 14 April, 2015, 07:51 AM - Marshall53% describe themselves as non-religious and therefore CofE.
Sunday, 12 April, 2015, 06:34 AM - Not TFTDDeer sheep, as a bunch of men selected personally by the Pope, we want to talk to you today about the importance of democracy. It is your Christian duty to vote in the upcoming general election. Even a brief reading of the Big Book of Magic Stuff or the history of the Catholic Church, will tell you that the Invisible Magic Friend is a big fan of democracy.
We live in a world of grave threats to us all. Chief amongst these are nuclear weapons, anyone who criticises us, and of course, The Gays.
On the subject of our annihilation in a nuclear Armageddon, it would be quite improper for us to tell you how to vote. We leave it entirely up to you. Of the three main parties here in Scotland: Labour, Tory or SNP, we leave it up to you to choose any of the three that are committed to abandoning the UK's independent nuclear deterrent. Choose any party at all with this in its manifesto. We don't want to sway you one way or the other.
Next, consider the evil of Aggressive Secularism. Nice secularism is secularism that keeps its mouth shut. Nice secularism recognises our right to run half the schools in Scotland where we can indoctrinate children to our hearts' content. Aggressive secularism not only thinks we haven't got this god given right, it actually dares to say so!
This is exactly the same as those Christians being butchered for their faith around the world. This is undoubtedly a symptom of aggressive secularism at its worst, although it mainly seems to happen at the hands of another major Abrahamic faith that we bravely choose not to mention.
Finally, we come to The Gays. We don't actually call them "The Gays" any more, that would make us look as intolerant as all those aggressive secularists. We especially don't mention The Gays after the unfortunate affair with His Eminence Cardinal Keith O'Brien, now happily retired at the expense of our followers in St Andrews and Edinburgh, and living quietly in the north of England. No, nowadays we speak of "The Family", a much nicer euphemism that nobody could possibly object to. We trust that when we speak out in favour of "The Family", it is understood that we are actually speaking out against "The Gays". If there's one thing we can't stand, it's a bunch of men who refuse to get married and have children.
That is the end of our totally unbiased, politically neutral, non-self serving message to you all. Don't forget to join whichever political party is winning so that we can continue to extract privileges for the Catholic Church in Scotland that we happen to run.
The Bishops’ Conference of Scotland,
The Second Sunday of Easter, 2015.
+ Philip Tartaglia, President, Archbishop of Glasgow
+ Joseph Toal, Vice-President, Bishop of Motherwell
+ Hugh Gilbert, Episcopal Secretary, Bishop of Aberdeen
+ Leo Cushley, Archbishop of St.Andrews and Edinburgh
+ Stephen Robson, Bishop of Dunkeld
+ John Keenan, Bishop of Paisley
+ William Nolan, Bishop of Galloway
V.Rev.Mgr James MacNeil, Diocesan Administrator, Argyll and the Isles
Saturday, 11 April, 2015, 02:32 PMAnd the Big News today from a Faith Perspective is that there's a Big Sikh Festival coming up. Happy Vaisakhi everyone! This is where we Sikhs celebrate being given our five distinct articles of appearance: dagger, hair, comb, bracelet etc. Religion often sanitises itself. It doesn't like to mention uncomfortable truths. But we Sikhs are not afraid to let everyone know about our five distinct articles of appearance: dagger, hair, comb, bracelet etc.