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The Most Poignant Epitaph Ever

The Old Burying Point is a sacred site best visited in the winter, or the summer, or the spring, or anytime other than October when costume-clad tourists are not draped over the graves taking pictures of each other. I prefer winter, because the very...
by streets of salem on Jan 27, 2016

The Most Poignant Epitaph Ever

The Old Burying Point is a sacred site best visited in the winter, or the summer, or the spring, or anytime other than October when costume-clad tourists are not draped over the graves taking pictures of each other. I prefer winter, because the very...
by streets of salem on Jan 27, 2016

A critique of the New Age turn within feminism

Download PDF VersionIn an article from Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 1995, the American female philosopher Noretta Koertge, writes about her worries for the development of feminism.She writes that a Rip Van Winkle of feminism, who might have fallen...
by Maximilian Krull on Nov 17, 2011

Yes, I would let a porn star read to my (hypothetical) kids

Ladies and gentlemen, your confected moral outrage du jour is….an actor who used to do porn daring to read a book in the same room as some children. Some of the more depressing and scandal-obsessed corners of the web are abuzz over the news tha...
by The Third Estate on Nov 15, 2011

French Gothic

It struck me whilst on a holiday escape in the rural Lot area of France that it is comparable to the literary notion of the Southern (American) Gothic. Like the American South, France has a vastness of space and a comparative lack of people to live i...
by Marking the anti-thesis on Jul 17, 2011

Teacher’s right to private sexual conduct worth less than school’s ‘reputation’, says teaching regulator.

A primary school teacher has avoided being barred from teaching following revelations in the press of her sideline as a dominatrix, the TES reports. Faith-Anne Lesbirel, a primary school teacher, was exposed by a tabloid newspaper in 2008 as none ot...
by The Third Estate on May 24, 2011

Competition to find the pub with the best smoking area

The anti-smoking ban campaign group, Save our Pubs and Clubs are holding a competition to find the pub with the best smoking area. I can think of a few, but the ones I like best are, I believe, a little in breach of the law so perhaps, in their inter...
by The Third Estate on May 3, 2011

Censorship over tea and biscuits

With  broadband dominated by a few giant firms, it is easy for the likes of Ed Vaizey to leap-frog parliament and to regulate what we see. A few weeks back, the communications minister Ed Vaizey began leaning on broadband companies to block porn to...
by The Third Estate on Jan 8, 2011

GOD AND EVIL METAL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvvLL_oAvusendofvid [starttext] Haaaa 80's you really miss sometimes... Puritanism should hunt Emos now. [endtext]...
by IS THIS REALLY HAPPENING ??? on May 4, 2010

Pub Landlord Nick Hogan Jailed over Smoking Ban

A collection has been set up by Old Holborn to help Hogan who is jail for non-payment of a huge fine. To donate click here. Pub landlord Nick Hogan has been jailed  for 6 months over the smoking ban. Basically he was lumped with costs and fines tota...
by The Third Estate on Mar 2, 2010

Meanwhile, the government mandates and demands sexual discrimination

The proposed equality bill has generated much debate – in particular the question of whether churches should be banned from discriminating on grounds of sexual orientation. Yet what strikes me is the sheer hypocrisy of these measures, from a go...
by The Third Estate on Feb 4, 2010

Tab Houses: A Case of Unintended Consequence

OK I will admit it. The study I cited a few days ago – investigating the social costs of “passive non-smoking” – was not entirely factual. In fact you could go as far as to say that it did not exist and there is in fact no Pro...
by The Third Estate on Nov 13, 2009

A Sledgehammer to Crack a Nutt

This government is not fond of people who disagree with them. Witness the Serious Organised Crime Act (Socpa), the swingeing restrictions on protesting within audible distance of parliament. The government do not like to hear voices of dissent, and e...
by The Third Estate on Nov 3, 2009

2009 Westminster Conference

Calvin, Geneva & Revival The Programme of the 2009 Puritan Conference:Tuesday, 8th December, 200910.30 am - John Calvin’s agenda: Issues in the separation from RomeGarry Williams1.15 pm - Calvin as commentator and theologianDon Carson3.40 pm -...
by Exiled Preacher on Oct 16, 2009

Too Ready To Follow Orders?

If you have ever wondered why it is that the British people – unlike many others - have not managed to have a revolution in the past three centuries, then some  pictures I took yesterday might go some way to explaining. It was a Sunday afte...
by The Third Estate on Oct 14, 2009

Skinny celebrities, ‘real women’ and misogynist vitriol

Well apparently September is fashion season in London. This is probably not common knowledge in the left blogosphere. In fact, as somebody who invariably dresses in bad leather jackets and beanies, catwalk events barely registered on my radar until t...
by The Third Estate on Sep 30, 2009

Skinny celebrities, ‘real women’ and mysoginist vitriol

Well apparently September is fashion season in London. This is probably not common knowledge in the left blogosphere. In fact, as somebody who invariably dresses in bad leather jackets and beanies, catwalk events barely registered on my radar until t...
by The Third Estate on Sep 30, 2009

Jonathan Edwards on Free Will

A wall of separation between Church and State was not what the righteous Presbyterians and Congregationalists of America had gone into the Revolution for. It became a very good question what they would propose to do about it. The first answer came fr...
by Understand America on Apr 3, 2009


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