The Voyager Series
The official home of the Voyager Series. Find out what happens when Voyager 1 gets picked up by two itinerant spacecombers from Morys Minor...
woke up, fell out of bed
"I read the news today, oh boy."
A sincere and unequivocal attempt to make nonsense of a range of topical issues of the day...
Here is a catalogue of my prose writings, including children's fiction, short stories, non-sequiturs and odd scraps of surrealism with or without a straightforward narrative. Don't believe me? Well, to prove it, here's a picture of a man being fired from a cannon:
Scientists are racing to find dark matter in the universe. You may find some of it here in the form of conspiracy theories, dark secrets, sinister and bizarre tales...
Raising a racket at Upper Gummtrey Tennis Club...
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This intergalactically recognised award was presented to The Speed Of Dark Blog by The Speed Of Dark Awards Commission.
I am delighted to have been nominated for the 2012 Tony Blair Ducking Under The Bar Award for boldly raising the bar and diving under it. I knew I had the potential to be a great underachiever. I've racked up another prestigious award - the Eric Morecambe 'Mister Preview' Prize. According to the award citation, The Speed Of Dark Blog contains material that ranks with the finest literary works in history. All the right letters are there, but not necessarily in the right order.
This is just to draw your attention to a totally awesome feature of this blog. A random aphorism/one-liner/quote now appears at the top of the page AND, if you click on it, you get another one!! Too much of a good thing can be truly wonderful!
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Tag Archives: Islam
The hijacking of a religion
Societies, religious or otherwise, have to be judged not only by how they deal with their most vulnerable and disadvantaged members, but also by how they deal with the most obnoxious and loathsome in their midst. At a time when … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, ISIS, Islam, Islamic State, MCB, Muslim Council of Britain
Sticks and stones and words that hurt
A wave of protests and assaults against symbols of US influence has erupted in the Muslim world. Embassies, schools and restaurants have been attacked. Protesters have died as local police battle to defend American missions from rioting mobs in Egypt, … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged Benghazi, Camp Bastion, Islam, Prophet Mohammad
Skewed perceptions of Islam
The tenth anniversary of 9/11 is an opportune moment to reflect on how the terrorist attacks skewed the world’s perceptions of Islam. Followers of the monotheistic religion and its five pillars of faith have found themselves feared, maligned, abused and misrepresented. … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged 9/11, Islam, jihad, talking point
Driving for change in Saudi Arabia
When the horse is dead, you have to get off. Human rights and feminist groups in the West continue to rail against oppression of women in Saudi Arabia, insisting on saving them from a fundamentalist religion that reviles, subjugates and veils … Continue reading
Posted in Opinion Tagged Islam, King Abdullah, Manal al-Sharif, mutawa, Quran, Saudi Arabia, Sheik Ghazi al-Shemri, talking point
Moral dilemma #7
This is based on an actual incident that took place at work a couple of days ago. Abdul (not his real name) has resigned and decides to have his leaving do at a local Indian restaurant. As Abdul has been … Continue reading
Posted in Moral Dilemma Tagged alcohol, Islam, Libya, moral dilemma, religious beliefs