Wages of sin

The Egyptian dictator, and erstwhile ally of the US, has, according to an Egyptian Commission, a personal fortune of approximately seventy billion dollars. It seems the wages of sin pay rather well.

Worst person in the history of the universe

So who is the worst person in the history of the universe? Some people might say Attila the Hun, others might say Adolf Hitler, some might vote for Pol Pot or Pope Innocent. There is a long, short list, with many serious contenders; but my vote goes...

What is the point of the Olympics?

The Olympic games are a mere couple of weeks away. And they have been in the news forever, already. Well, that's how it seems. Seven years is actually the accurate figure. But in the light of all the pointless waste, gratuitous excess and mindless...

Human rights and religious practices

The government of Germany today told Jews and Muslims that it would find a way round a recent court ruling that effectively outlawed infant circumcision. The announcement defies credulity. Germany is a law governed society. Chancellor Angela Merkel...