OCD – An Indifferent, Not An Excuse

If superstar footballer David Beckham wants to put a can of pop in his fridge, his obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) immediately causes him a problem: ‘I’ve got this obsessive compulsive disorder where I need to have everything in a straight line or everything has to be in pairs,’ he said. ‘I’ll put my Pepsi cans Read More …

Surveillance and the death of liberty

I guess we can blame Edward Snowden. Since he revealed the extent of US and UK state surveillance Governments have been under pressure to disclose the activities of their spies. They also have felt the need to update the legislation governing them. The proposed Investigatory Powers Bill strikes a balance between this disclosure whilst giving Read More …

Climate change: why we don’t care about it

Climate change concerns around three-quarters of Americans, if you take a recent poll at face value: American women are far more concerned than men about climate change (51% of women see it as a very serious problem vs. only 39% of men). They are also more likely to believe it will affect them personally (36% Read More …

Secularism is marching forward; read why

Secularism or religion? Certainly religion is dominating our TV screens at the moment with its message that fanatical Islam and Isis is rising. So you’d be forgiven if you came to the conclusion that far from dying out religion is actually growing. But it appears that the opposite is true; in fact it is humanists who Read More …