Author Archives: Grumpy

Recovery

Hi to the handful of followers that used to follow Old Grumpy! I’ve been recovering from revision heart surgery followed by two months in hospital struggling with post operative complications. Some well meaning folks who visited me during my incarceration … Continue reading

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Born again

Most Sunday mornings, over breakfast, I watch the Andrew Marr Show on BBC, and occasionally watch the programme that follows with a studio audience which debates moral, ethical, and religious questions. This week the ‘born again’ christian nutters came crawling … Continue reading

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Religion is poison

Nearly 150 people were killed and 350 wounded in a triple suicide bombing in Yemen on Friday. In an online statement, a group identifying itself as the Sana’a branch of Islamic State claimed the killings in the Mosque were “just … Continue reading

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Garden of Eden

After Adam and Hawwa (Eve) had eaten the forbidden fruit and realised their nakedness, this is what I think they must have looked like 😉 Does the Qur’an mention the Garden of Eden? It does, but in Islam it isn’t … Continue reading

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Religion of peace

In recent times hundreds of thousands of Muslims world wide have demonstrated against cartoons of Muhammad; yet there haven’t been any Muslim demonstrations against the barbaric actions of the Islamic State — much less any efforts to teach against its … Continue reading

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Tony Abbot

At last a leader who is prepared to speak the truth. Tony Abbott, the PM of Australia, has been accused of “aggressive rhetoric against Muslims”. What were his “incredibly reckless” remarks? He said: “I’ve often heard Western leaders describe Islam … Continue reading

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Time travel

Wouldn’t it be great if we could invent a time travel device like the TARDIS in Doctor Who. Perhaps a device that could transport us back to, say, the Middle Ages. Whoops, pardon me, a device has already been invented! … Continue reading

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