Episode 88 – 22 March 2017

0:52 There is renewed discussion over S.18c. A plan to replace “insult, offend or humiliate” with “harass”.

10:11 Pakistan is not happy with the amount of blasphemy on Facebook and have asked Facebook for names and details of blaspheming Pakistanis.

11:43 The BBC asked what is the right punishment for blasphemy.

14:25 A Firis brochure for NSW listeners to distribute which explains rights regarding RI lessons. We should be telling RI horror stories.

17:36 The legal rights of rivers.

20:32 Flat earth basketballers in the NBA. It’s all funny until somebody gets hurt, and, we are being hurt. The recent devotion to cultural tolerance is opening the door to alternative facts. Often, the very people who cheer journalists calling out Trump’s falsehoods are unwilling to do the same when falsehoods are the product of cultures they find more sympathetic or less dangerous. We must maintain the value of objective truth.

30:57 The gay panic defence.

33:56 The hijab in Europe

36:17

Muslim presenter sparks uproar as she asks BBC Asian Network Twitter followers ‘what is the right punishment for blasphemy?’

Jehovah’s Witnesses refuse to change two-witness rule because ‘that’s our stand’

South Sudan’s famine is the fallout from a spiralling ethnic war

It’s Not All Relative

Against Empathy

24 Logical Fallacies You Should Understand and Avoid

 

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