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16th November 2020

Monday, November 16th, 2020

“I got quite annoyed after the Haiti earthquake. A baby was taken from the wreckage and people said it was a miracle. It would have been a miracle had God stopped the earthquake. More wonderful was that a load of evolved monkeys got together to save the life of a child that wasn't theirs.”

Terry Pratchett

14th November 2020

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

“Enlightened, secular civic society is such an improvement on the thousands of years of corrupt and abusive theocracies of the past we've simply forgotten how appalling life under the priests was. It's taken untold generations to diminish religion's role in public life – please let's keep it that way!”


13th November 2020

Friday, November 13th, 2020

“The most important questions a human can ever ask must surely deserve the most convincing answers, not simply the most comforting?”


12th November 2020

Thursday, November 12th, 2020

“Most people now see the Church's avoidance of equality legislation as immoral.”

Rt Rev Nicholas Holtam

11th November 2020

Wednesday, November 11th, 2020

“Turkey is a polity rooted on an Islamic ethos. The Kemalist dream of secularism has never penetrated beyond the military and a narrow stratum of the urban elite. When, not if, the dormant Islamic volcano blows, Ankara will go the way of Tehran. Turkey, like Islam itself, is not for democratising.”

Alastair Harper