28 December 2011

Nativity play

Sorry forgot about this. Will a late one do? Up early in the morning for work so will have to be to morrow night.

17 December 2011

Alternative Nativity Play

may do an up to date version of the Nativity play nearer Xmas. All welcome to read and comment although if you are easily offended by humour and not open mindedI should stick to reading the Bible.

18 November 2011

Beer fest at Salmon

Beer Festival at the Salmon Freehouse this weekend. Loads of new breweries and fine a;es. You may even be served by the landlord himself.

9 November 2011

Page One

Last Saturday 5th November I went to see Page One being shown at Phoenix Square as part of Citizens' Eye media week. Comissioned by the editor John Coster this was a thought provoking film following the news team of the New York Times for a year. Breaking news stories included the Wikkileak controversy and forces leaving Iraq.. The film focussed on the changing ways in which news is reported with the arrival of other media sources such as Facebook and Twitter.
Well worth seeing for anyone interested in how the media works.

1 November 2011

Newt Gingrich values religion above morality and knowledge.

, “the notion that you are endowed by your creator sets a certain boundary of what we mean by America.” Gingrich said that Americans should value religion first, above morality and knowledge

Read the rest in the link on the right.

Now I don't know about anyone else but I value morality top and knowledge pretty high up on my priorities. With morality comes fairness, respect and even love for other people. What does Newt Gingrich pray for? It cannot be for the well-being for others for that would involve compassion and without a sense of morality there cannot be compassion. 
When he prays does he not ask for wisdom to do the right thing? Wisdom requires the ability to take in knowledge and learn from it. Knowledge is at the basis of makes us humans. We seek knowledge to progress in our lives, to find cures for terrible diseases, to help the sick and dying and here morality and knowledge share a common goal. To do what is right, to be as one and this can be acheived without the help of a god if we value morality and knowledge above religion.

A message from The Salmon Freehouse

The Salmon Freehouse
We are doing a Christmas raffle in aid of air ambulance, they depend on charity donations as they do not get government funding. If any one would like to donate a raffle prize this would be gratefully received by June or Steve. Thanks

31 October 2011

Freethought Blogs

Came across this a few weeks a go some very interesting articles.

30 October 2011

Daily Joke #5

An explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded An explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a bloodthirsty group of natives. Upon surveying the situation, he says quietly to himself "Oh God, I'm screwed!!!!!." There is a ray of light from heaven and a voice booms out: "No, you are NOT screwed. Pick up that stone at your feet and bash in the head of the chief standing in front of you." So the explorer picks up the stone and proceeds to bash the living heck out of the chief. As he stands above the lifeless body, breathing heavily and surrounded by 100 natives with a look of shock on their faces, Gods voice booms out again: "Okay ..... NOW you're screwed."

Quote of the day #1

Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakeable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.

Richard Dawkin

29 October 2011

Daily Joke #4

Garden of Eden

Adam was walking around the Garden of Eden feeling very lonely, so
God asked Adam, "What is wrong with you?"

Adam said, "I don't have anyone to talk to."

God said, "I will give you a companion and it will be a woman." He
said, "This person will cook for you and wash your clothes, she will
always agree with every decision you make, she will bear your children
and never ask you to get up in the middle of the night to take care of

"She will not nag," God continued, "and will always be the first to admit
she was wrong. When you've had a disagreement, she will never have a
headache and will freely give you love and passion whenever needed."

Adam asked God, "What will a woman like this cost?"

God said, "An arm and a leg!"

Adam said, "What can I get for just a rib?"


Another Joke

The coloition we have in place. Public services being cut all over the place. Jo figures rising. Extortinate student fees. And the Lib Dems who are supposed to believe in being fair supports all this.
I went for a job the other day. Litter picking 2 days a week Sat/Sun 4 hrs a day. There were 40-50 applicants. What a joke. My JSA is £135 per fortnight. Could you live on that Mr Cameron/Mr Clegg.
I very much doubt it but you expect thousands of unemployed people to. They are not didling the system. It's the executives who fiddle expenses who are on 50 grand a year that ought to be stopped.
They cost more to the country than a lowly man on the street trying to fend for his family. Butv again I doubt you will do anything about the top earners that dodge taxes because politicians do it too and while they are benifiting they don't give a thought for anyone else.

Daily Joke #3

How Goverments work.

The government had a vast scrap yard in the middle of a desert. Congress said someone may steal from it at night; so they created a night watchman, and hired a person for the job.

Then Congress said, "How does the watchman do his job without instruction?" So they created a planning division and hired two people, one person to write the instructions and one person to do time studies.

Then Congress said, "How will we know the night watchman is doing the tasks correctly?" So they created a quality control (QC) division and hired two people, one to do the studies and one to write the reports.

Then Congress said, "How are these people going to get paid?" So they created a payroll division and hired two more people a time keeper and a payroll officer.

Then Congress said, "Who will be accountable for all of these people?" So they created an administrative division and hired three more people: an Admin Officer, Assistant Admin Officer and a Legal Secretary.

Then, one year later, Congress reviewed the operation of the desert scrap yard and said, "We have had this command in operation for one year and we are $22,000 over budget. We must cut back overall costs!" So they eliminated the night watchman.

27 October 2011

Daily Joke #2

The sailor and the priest

A sailor and a priest were playing golf. The sailor took his first shot missed and said, "Fuck, I missed." Surprised, the priest replied, "Don't use that kind of language or god will punish you." The sailor took aim and hit his shot second shot. Again he missed and under his breath the said, "I fuck'n missed again." The priest overheard and replied, "My son, please don't use that language or god will punish you." The sailor took his third shot and once again he couldn't help mutter, "Oh fuck" The priest said, "That's it god will certainly punish you." Suddenly a bolt of lightning came down and killed the priest. In the distance a deep voice said, "FUCK, I Missed".

Who am I?

Quite simply I am me. You may have noticed by the title of this blog that I am not a big fan of religion. That is not to say that I am a bad person as many would believe I cannot get on with all this God is mightier than thou thing. I have no bias to any religion. I treat them and the followers as equal. Equal as humans on planet Earth. How many hardcore religious people can say that?
From an early age I found it hard to believe that some supernatual being waved a hand and everything appeaed. Does not make sense. Recently I have been reading some blogs from Freethought and they are very good in my opinion.
I follow the evolution line of thinking. Thousands of moluclucles bombarding each other until a reaction caused the whole thing to explode across galaxies further than you could imagine.
Thats enough for now I will add more another day.

26 October 2011

Daily Joket #1

Satan vists the church

One bright, beautiful Sunday morning, everyone in tiny Jonestown wakes up early and goes to their local church. Before the service starts, the townspeople sit in their pews and talk about their lives and their families.

Suddenly, at the altar, Satan appears!! Everyone starts screaming and running for the front entrance, trampling each other in their determined efforts to get away from Evil Incarnate. Soon, everyone is evacuated from the church except for one man, who sit calmly in his pew, seemingly oblivious to the fact that God's ultimate enemy is in his presence. This confuses Satan a bit. Satan walks up to the man and says, "Hey, don't you know who I am?" The man says, "Yep, sure do."

Satan says, "Well, aren't you afraid of me?" The man says, "Nope, sure ain't."

Satan, perturbed, says, "And why aren't you afraid of me?" The man says, "Well, I've been married to your sister for 25 years."

Videos now in place

Just for starters lets have some herocy.

Freethought Blogs


Found this a few weeks ago. I have put a link on at the side and will put some RSS Feeds at a later date.

5 October 2011

Type Away

Here I am at the Adult Education Centre. Learning a lot as I go along JC from Citizens eye is a good tutor and he never told me to say that.