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Friday, February 15th, 2008
12:57 pm
Sense on sharia.
This is an article currently in Prospect magazine, and was written by my friend Thom (remember him, Phil?). It is in response to the kerfuffle raised by Rowan Williams' lecture/comments last week regarding the relationship between Islamic law/other forms of religious jurisprudence and British law.

The article can be found by clicking on this link here, now., but I'll post in inline as well.

Sense on Sharia, by Thom Dyke: English law is flexible enough to incorporate a role for sharia as an informal mechanism for dispute resolution.Collapse )
Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
12:25 am
The raunchy second post.
Ok, here's our second essay. And it's all about SEX so hooray!

Rana Dasgupta is a writer I discovered through an organisation that interests me a lot in Delhi, and apparently he's written novels but I don't know anything about them. He often writes about the impact of new media on culture and ethics, or something. He has a cool website where you can read more texts and leave little messages for him on stickies... it's nice.

Actually I don't think it's his best essay, but this one has 'sex' in the title and so is likely to keep us focused for at least half of it. So this essay, for me, provided plenty to disagree with on the specifics but I decided that in the end I think I go with his general thrust, even though practically all of it is a construct.

Rule: all comments must include at least one double entendre.

Thursday, January 10th, 2008
1:27 pm
Letter to Dawkins
First post!

This was originally posted as an open letter on Richard Dawkins' site. The writer followed it up with more letters, each relating to specific issues. They have been put together in a small book.

This letter, along with the other letters that follow it, can be found online here.  Click on 2006, and they go through into 2007.

There have been lots of responses and reviews of the God Delusion, but this is short and snappy and it made me think. I will put some of my thoughts on it as a comment.

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