"What we have here is the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing’s users. As in, they sit on the shelf to make you look smart or well-rounded. Bold the ones you've read, underline the ones you read for school, italicize the ones you started but didn't finish. Here's the twist: add (*) beside the ones you liked and would (or did) read again or recommend. Even if you read 'em for school in the first place."
PC World's website is being most odd. It seems to accept my password in order to change said password. Nonetheless, regardless of what said password is, it obstinately refuses to accept that it is correct when I wish to use it to alter a delivery address.
I would like to live in a society where logical judgements reach without recourse to religious texts were given the same respect as those based on religious requirement.
In reality, I couldn't care less whether or not someone covers their hair or wears a cross and I'm not going to fight for my equivalent right to wear a hat or particular jewellery at work. I understand the reasons that we make allowances for religious beliefs and try to accommodate them, though I may not understand those particular beliefs myself.
Nonetheless, in my ideal world, my desire to wear a hat all the times because I choose to - for example - would be given the same weight as someone else's insistence on wearing religious garb.
It's a bizarre society in my view where a request that young people not wear hooded tops because they are 'threatening' and 'obscure the face' is seen as reasonable, whereas a request that someone remove a garment that covers most of their identifying features is seen as intolerant.
I can now understand how France came to the position it did, though it would not be my own position.
I do not wish to live in a society which says 'same rules for everyone except the religious'. I do not wish to live in a society which tiptoes around making exceptions and concessions based only upon religious belief, but will not make exceptions for other kinds of deeply held conviction. Such a society is one where I as an atheist will undoubtedly be expected to be understanding of such beliefs without reciprocity. That, I find grossly unfair.
Right now, I am becoming enraged with this increasingly nonsensical and thin-skinned debate.
As some of you know I'm taking part in The Edinburgh Moonwalk this weekend, in aid of breast cancer research. The event's a power-walking marathon around Edinburgh, starting at midnight, so spare a thought when (some of) you are out getting pissed!
If you feel able, I'd be delighted if some of you would sponsor me.
My employer will be matching the sponsorship pound for pound up to the first £500, so I'm looking to get as close to that target as possible.