Holy Warriors – A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism

Yesterday I began reading “Holy Warriors – A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism by Edna Fernandes and I’m hooked already. Here is the blurb from the inside cover: An eye-opening exploration of India’s incendiary religious mix – based on a series of face-to-face encounters with all flavours of the faithful, the fervent and theContinue reading “Holy Warriors – A Journey into the Heart of Indian Fundamentalism”

Hindu Hate Blog?

In tracking the anti-Christian violence that has erupted in India over the last few weeks, I am wondering if I have stumbled across a Hindu anti-Christian hate blog. There are some very disturbing comments here, with some commentors justifying violents action against Christian evangelists and missionaries by rioters, others dismissing the non-violent ways of Ghandi,Continue reading “Hindu Hate Blog?”

Taliban Kill Aid Worker For Spreading Christianity

Taliban terrorists have claimed responsibility for the killing of a Christian aid worker on Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Co-workers said: “She was killed violently while caring for the most forgotten people in the world; the poor and the disabled,” the statement said. “She herself would not regret taking the risk of working in Afghanistan. She wasContinue reading “Taliban Kill Aid Worker For Spreading Christianity”

Praying for peace in India

Yesterday, during our Sunday service, we were informed that some of the Indian members of our congregation were requesting prayer for Christians currently suffering persecution at the hands of Hindu extremists in back in India. So today I thought I would check out the situation and here is what I found on CNN: Indian state erupts inContinue reading “Praying for peace in India”

Killing Muslims and Christians a Game?

If there was ever any doubt that Atheists can be just as susceptible to fundamentalism as any other religion, then take a look at this new video game under development by a “zealous” humanist. You can see video footage and a transcript here. The object of the game is to stop the spread of ChristianityContinue reading “Killing Muslims and Christians a Game?”

Torture is never justifiable

From Amnesty International: 139 countries and several international criminal tribunals agree. In response to an article published in The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald newspapers today, Amnesty International restates its view that torture is never justifiable. Amnesty International absolutely deplores any suggestion that torture or other ill-treatment is acceptable for any reason, or atContinue reading “Torture is never justifiable”

Not enough (official) torture in the world?

Two Australian academics have argued sparked off a moral firestorm by arguing that torture should be legal even if it causes the death of innocent people. In a paper soon to be published in a US law journal, the head of Deakin University’s law school, Mirko Bagaric, and his colleague Julie Clarke argue that whenContinue reading “Not enough (official) torture in the world?”