Despite all the bad press religion gets from militant atheists, organised religion is purely benevolent. Though it has undoubtedly been used as a pretext for many evil deeds throughout history, from the Crusades through to Nick Griffin, this does not mean that religion is malevolent itself (indeed q


In his column on the BBC's website Professor Terence Stephenson has called for parents to be stopped from smoking in cars. If his calls were enacted it would be the latest in a long line of restrictions passed on smokers. But is it time to do away completley with the tradition of having a "ciggie" s


A remote controlled system is a remotely controlled weapon station which can be installed on any type of vehicle or other platforms (land and sea-based). Such equipment is used on modern military vehicles, as it allows a gunner to remain in the relative protection of the vehicle. But there are also


Many argue that the European Union (EU) has become an unaccountable, undemocratic federation with too many powers. Is it wrong that EU directives (EU law) supersedes British law? Is it right to have free labour movements between 27 states when the UK is suffering a recession?


Ireland has posed a major political issue for Britain for centuries. It has centred around the desire of nationalists for an independent country which still hasn't been settled. Northern Ireland over the past decade has found a strong basis for peace and has prospered massively economically. The iss


Plastic bags should be banned. Plastic is non-bio-degradable and thus causes pollution; as it cannot be recycled, burning plastic diffuses harmful smoke. Plastic also emits some radiation. Plastic bags can prove to be a choke hazard for small animals and people. Plastic water bottles are also though


Hostage taking media coverage, creates sympathy and dialogue for not only the hostages but the hostage-takers, who bring into light their political agenda and strife. They come out as victims/heroes and governments are portrayed as the bad guys who moved them to this 'desperate' criminal act. Govern


Michael T. Klare argues that competition over natural resources such as oil, natural gas and water has sparked recent conflicts. Growing demand for natural resources and increasing debt in poor countries will lead to more intense conflict over regions with large natural resources in the future. This


There is much literature about this very subject of which some suggests that Christianity was very different than it is today and that the present state of this religion,as well as its beliefs,contains very little of the true religion and a lot of deceptions created by the church and powerful countr


Devolution in Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales has been viewed as a positive step. However, there remains a discrepancy as there is no devolved body in place for England. There is growing resentment within England that this is not the case, as there is a percieved inbalance in decision making b


"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love." - 1 John 4:8 (NIV)


Almost every high school and college student will tell you that the legal drinking age in the United States should be lowered from 21. This country has such an issue with underage drinking that it's time something is done to start preventing so many kids from getting in trouble.


Many countries today have laws that prohibit smoking in public places because it affects non smokers as well. This damages their health against their will and could cause them lung cancer. But also it seems as though this law protects only one side and public places (which should be available to eve


The Archbishop of Canterbury came in for huge criticism for suggesting Britain should adopt certain aspects of Sharia law, but what would it actually mean and could it be a good thing?


A large part of the human genome is owned by universities, private companies and governments. When scientists discover a gene, which human characteristic it controls, how it is activated and deactivated; they have to right to patent the gene. The ethics of gene patenting are questionable for several


‘Olympism’ is the embodiment of a Eurocentric, racist ideology upon which various Olympic hosts draw to produce a public image addressed to the rest of the world. This has been true from the first modern Olympics to the current day. Should we let this continue?