Category Archives: Religion

How to kill ISIS (and why we don’t want to)

“…ISIS are quite, quite brilliant…” As I write, there has been yet another terrorist attack. Yet again a van as rammed into a crowd. Where it happened doesn’t matter. You could be reading this at any time in the near … Continue reading

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The two sides of the coin

“I believe in a guy who broke conventions. He hung around with prostitutes, he was nasty to those others looked up to, he was even nastier sometimes to his own friends..” They often say love and hate are two sides … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Bangla Brummies by Murad Khan

‘Bangla Brummies’ is a comedy written by Bangladeshi theatre activist and writer, Murad Khan. The action is set in Birmingham but alternates between life in the 1970s and the present, following the stories of two Muslim Bangladeshi bachelor friends, Malik … Continue reading

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The magic of the scriptures?

The Holy Scriptures tell us: * that some of the night celestial bodies in the sky are a deception and not really there (Hezekiah 3:4) * that our beings came from the heavens and we lived many lives over (Ishmael … Continue reading

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Am I Charlie? The Problem of maintaining a moderate view

  ‘Je suis Charlie’ – I am Charlie – is the rallying call in Europe and even around the world but … am I Charlie? Can I really identify with the men who died and what they stood for? And … Continue reading

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