Like I commented on Facebook, this first isn't just wrong, or bizarre, or cruel, it's obscene (and that's not a word I use lightly or often). Georgia Rep Wants To Force Women To Carry Stillborn Fetuses ... Like Cows Do. Maybe these loonies should be made to wear a stinking albatross round their necks. As has been said elsewhere if men had to endure half the things they impose on women better ways would soon be found, or minds changed. What price Christian charity? Again! Seethe!
Next, here's an interesting alternative take on the validity (or not) of modern Christian claims of persecution. As it's from the National Secular Society it's probably as biased in the opposite direction! Caveat emptor!
Both of which remind me of this cartoon ...
And while we're on the church, let's have an interesting sideways look from Friday's FT, which shows just how bizarre is the Cathodic church's attitude to gay marriage.
And here's a worrying judgement handed down by the European Court of Human Rights, supporting the UK courts' decisions, which appears to give the police carte blanche to do almost anything they like on the streets to restrict liberty, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly and association. Very, very worrying.
And a final rant for today ... this confirms what I maintained the other day that water companies are losing vast amounts of their water through leaks — possibly as much as 25%!
So now for an interesting piece of science. Apparently your soul is in your eyeballs. Yes really. Well actually it does make sense and does seem to agree with one's intuitive experience.
So how do we think about nothing? This gives two totally different approaches.
And finally something rather splendid: an old church converted into a modern bookstore.
It takes the Dutch to find some good in Christianity. :-)