Monday, 23 May 2011

She is brilliant. Sylvia Plath.

"I can never read all the books I want; I can never be all the people I want and live all the lives I want. I can never train myself in all the skills I want. And why do I want? I want to live and feel all the shades, tones and variations of mental and physical experience possible in life. And I am horribly limited."

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Ban the Burqa?

I was doing some more RS revision and I came across something on the Burqa, and it got me thinking.

France banned wearing the Niqab and Burqa  public on April 11 2011 and to be honest, I think it was the right thing to do. I understand that some believe it is part of a religion, and this is not at all against Muslims - in fact I have a Muslim friend who told me that it is not actually part of Islam to wear the Burqa, only the headscarf.

I think that there are two important reasons why it should be banned in the UK also, 

1. It is a safety threat. The idea that anyone could be under that sheet is fightening. You just don't know and in my opinion, it's dangerous.

2. It degrades women. I believe the whole reason for wearing the Burka in the first place, came about because men wanted to have power over women. 

I understand that some people believe it is their body and so, their choice what they wear, but if they had been bought up wearing their own clothes, not something they were told they had to wear, would they feel the same way? Or would they feel like they had an identity? Would they feel like human beings, as opposed to completely covered, blank ghosts?

It's time we stopped pussy-footing around the idea of banning the Burqa.  It's not racist or prejudice. This is not about religion, it's about power. Barely being able to see someone's eyes is unhealthy and not fair for the person. I don't think banning the Burqa will take away a woman's idenity, it will give them one. 

Thursday, 12 May 2011

God, pervert?

So I'm doing some RS revision for my exam on Tuesday.. FML.
and I come across why religious believers think we are here on the planet. So the revision guide says:

"Christians believe that we were created by God, for him. Quite simply, he enjoyed creating us, and he likes to love us and have a relationship with each of us."

Holy crap. Makes him sound a tad perverted doesn't it? Hmmm..

Well that's religion for you.

P.s. sorry if portraying God as a pervert offended anyone. ;)

Monday, 2 May 2011

Two of the worst men in Britain.

David Cameron and 
George Osborne 

Osama Bin Laden Dead.

Okay so I really need to vent about the whole OBL death. First of all, i'm not saying it's a bad thing that the guy's dead, but at the same time i'm not jumping for joy either. People are running around going 'God Bless America!!' 'God bless whoever killed him!' Half of the Americans celebrating his death are probably Christians. That pretty much makes them hypocrites in my opinion, 'love thy neighbour' and all that. I'm an atheist, but i'm just saying it seems strange to be that happy about someone's death. He may have been an evil man or whatever someone thinks, but he was still a person. God Bless America? So would God be happy with this war? Would he be happy with these people celebrating a man's death? By all means, be grateful that we are making progress in the 'war against terror' or whatever you want to call it, but in my opinion, however horrible a person is, death is not something one can celebrate. Maybe i'm just being too naive about it all. But anyway.. my opinion. Sorry if I offended anyone, which I probably did.. ah well.