Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Equality for Euthanasia in Grand Fenwick

Pope Ratstinger MCLXXXXXIV has come out of the closet and wants the Catholic church to be free to promote its particular brand of bigotry and hatred. He has told his capos to oppose the British government’s equality bill citing that religious communities should be free to act in accordance with their beliefs. If religious communities should be free to act according to their conscience, then why not secular communities? Why not the Klu-Klux-Klan? Why not the BNP? Why not the Nazis? What justifies religious communities being treated as a special case, other than the fact their supreme leader is invisible and hasn’t uttered a word in 2,000 years?

To quote Bertrand Russell: “You find as you look around the world that every single bit of progress of humane feeling, every improvement in the criminal law, every step toward the diminution of war, every step toward better treatment of the coloured races, or even mitigation of slavery, every moral progress that there has been in the world, has been consistently opposed by the organized churches of the world. I say quite deliberately that the Christian religion, as organized in its churches, has been and still is the principal enemy of moral progress in the world.”

The author of the marvellous Discworld books, Terry Pratchett, has ignited the right to die debate. In deciding whether someone should be allowed the right to die the question to be asked is Cui Bono – or who benefits? A tribunal should be empowered to decide whether anyone had been unduly influenced by those who would benefit. One method of ensuring someone who wishes to die cannot be influenced by children who stand to inherit is for the state to sequester the assets of anyone who is assisted to die, such sequestering to be put into effect when the other partner (if there is one) kicks the bucket. That would sort the leeches from the carers.

China is a tad miffed that the US is selling arms to Taiwan. I’d like to know what the Chinese are afraid of – a threatened invasion of China by Taiwan?

  • Taiwan; population 2m,
  • China; population 1.3bn

That’s like the Isle of Man sending an invasion force to mainland Britain; shades of The Mouse That Roared.


  1. Is it possible that David Icke is right and the Pope really is a poisonous reptile from Outer Space?

    Richard x x x

  2. CB, don't forget the icing on the cake, we all get to pay for the Pope's visit to the UK in the Summer (about £20M) deep joy! - set Ian Paisley on him I say, let them duke it out in a mud wrestling ring, we'll see whose God is the daddy... ;)

  3. And you could sign this petition - No 10 Petitions or perhaps this one - at the National Secular Society or even both!

    Richard x x x