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ITV dramatises shocking case of murderous Christian dentist

ITV dramatises shocking case of murderous Christian dentist

At 9pm tonight (Friday), ITV begins a four-part dramatisation of the murders committed by a devout Northern Ireland Christian, Colin Howell, above, who killed his first wife, along with the husband of his mistress. Howell,  according to this report, told his second wife Kyle Jorgensen about the murders but swore her to secrecy. The astonishing story […]

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Erdogan is not amused

Erdogan is not amused

Free thought is not just thought itself in the narrow sense – it has many components, such as free inquiry, free exploration, free speculation, free discussion, and so on. One important part of free thought is free joking. Laugh if you like, but I’m serious. An idea or institution or ruler we’re forbidden to joke […]

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Superstitions Ancient and Modern

Superstitions Ancient and Modern

I was surprised to read in a recent issue of the Freethinker that its founder pledged to ‘wage war against Superstition in general’. I had assumed that it was only concerned with the “Christian Superstition” and its contents had not led me to think otherwise. Recently I gave a talk with the above title and […]