How should you respond to violent religious extremists?

Some people can and do embrace utterly absurd beliefs that inspire them to behave in a truly obnoxious manner, and so you might sometimes wonder what the best way to handle such absurdity actually is. I’m thinking specifically of the extreme variations of Islamic belief that we are rather sadly familiar with. Are these people you can … Read more

ISIS Ducks

I’m not really a 4chan fan, but I do confess that I find the ISIS Ducks to be rather amusing, it comes via the UK’s Independent … 4Chan is far from the safest or friendliest corner of the internet – but sometimes it comes up with the goods. On a private board on the site this week someone posted … Read more

Bad Idea: “Hey, let’s go bomb ISIS”

The standard knee-jerk reaction to an atrocity is to pick some almost random target in the middle east and proceed to bomb it or invade it. If you look back, clearly this has not worked out all that well … ever … and yet here we are about to embark upon more of the same, and … Read more

Is ISIS simply a group of Psychopaths?

When faced with the reality of their abhorrent behaviour, especially when they appear to relish and delight in proudly promoting it, a rather natural thought is that they are simply crazy, or to be a tad more clinical, they are a gang of psychopaths. A psychopath is an individual who acts in an uninhibited manner without … Read more

Exactly how much support does ISIS have?

ISIS has managed to attract some rather suggestible people into abandoning their existing life and fleeing to Syria to join up and fight for the cause, the term they use to describe this is “Hijra”. The observation that many have walked this road leaves you wondering just how much support they actually have, and so to answer … Read more

Morality with and without a god

So I have a Morality claim from “TheBlaze” … well yes, identifying that as the source is perhaps sufficient to trigger a “here be some BS” alarm, because taking anything from TheBlaze seriously would perhaps be as viable as using Answers In Genesis as your go-to reference for science. As a bit of background context, TheBlaze was founded by Glenn Beck, a … Read more