In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"It is people who have been brainwashed to believe in supernatural religious absurdities who are tearing the world apart."
In her article, Svetlana Anina (Светлана Анина) writes about the Campaign for Philosophical Freedom, and the work of Michael Roll, Ron Pearson, Judith Chisholm, Sir William Crookes, and others.

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Russian Federation This article was published by Pravda Online on May 14, 2003 (in Russian).

A translation into English from the original Russian.
  • That fact that many of Pearson's works are subject to censorship from the British Society for Physical Research, and are not published by the majority of magazines and newspapers, is testimony to the fact that these ideas represent a threat to orthodox teaching.
    If it were a load of nonsense, Pearson’s work would be subject to broad discussion and his arguments would be crushed.
    But that has not happened!
    He is simply ignored.
  • Naturally, questions began to arise: are mind and consciousness really products of brain activity?
    Or, can the brain perform the function of an intermediary, processing information, and can this information come from outside?

    And Dr Fenwick then said that if the mind and brain can be independent of each other, there follow questions about the possibility of existence of consciousness after death.
    Dr Parnia, in turn, has admitted that when he began these experiments, he was a dyed-in-the-wool sceptic, but he is now compelled to agree that there is something to all this.
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"I am sorry to say this, but you have been very badly advised by scientists acting as experts on survival, a field they do not understand."
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"These huge explosions, quasars, that can be seen in the picture are the result of a primordial gas exploding and creating a new galaxy.

The gas must be coming from the spiritual part of the universe that Sir William Crookes discovered in 1874 following repeatable experiments under laboratory conditions and the results published in The Quarterly Journal of Science – 140 years ago exactly."
On Saturday, April 20, 2013, Vlatco Vedral gave a lecture at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution (BRLSI). The tenet of his lecture was that the universe is not made of energy at all, but is all information.
Vlatko Vedral

Professor Vlatko Vedral


The lecture was attended by Ron Pearson who wrote to Professor Vedral about his lecture.
E-mail from Ron Pearson to Vlatco Vedral (April 21, 2013)
In his e-mail, Ron Pearson writes:
I was intrigued to see that quantum physicists are now saying that our world is constructed entirely of information and not energy. But do they have any idea of the source of that information?
Ron Pearson

Ron Pearson

November 2013: Ron Pearson has so far not received a reply from Vlatco Vedral. This is a pity, as Ron was offering Vedral a solution to his question.

The solution is Survival Physics, and was published in the October 2005 edition of the SPR magazine Paranormal Review.

Ron Pearson began work on Survival Physics in 1987, as an attempt to solve a major problem of the big bang, by which it is still invalidated: The big bang theory predicts a rate of expansion of the universe that is a billion multiplied by itself 13 times too high!
(That is: 1000,000,000 x 1000,000,000 x this number again and again for a total of 13 multiplications – That many times too high!)

Ron Pearson's solution shows that an ultimate reality must exist, having the properties of self-creation and self-organisation. This then provides all the information needed to create the illusions of matter and the etheric worlds - so providing an answer to the question posed to Vlatco Vedral regarding the source of information he postulates.

Furthermore, Ron Pearson's solution predicted the accelerating expansion of the universe before its discovery in 1998, first in Russia in 1993, and later in the Spring/Summer edition of Frontier Perspectives 1997 under the title 'Consciousness as a Sub-Quantum Phenomenon'.

It is worth noting that cosmologists assume the acceleration to be caused by something they call 'Dark Energy'. However, they admit this is a complete mystery and search for clues by studying, using five satellites at great expense, the cosmic background radiation of the universe.

What they have not yet realised is that what they are seeing is the ultimate reality.

Articles by Ron Pearson


Carl Sagan's Book and TV Documentary 'Cosmos'


Carl Sagan - Cosmos
Dr Carl Sagan presenting Cosmos (1980)


A whole generation of scientists have been brought up following Carl Sagan’s materialistic model of the universe. This has recently been made very clear by the incredible television coverage that has been given to the astrophysicist Professor Brian Cox. On one of his programmes he even held up his copy of ‘Cosmos’.

The theme of Carl Sagan’s thirteen-part television series is that if only we had been following the great Greek scientists and not the religious fanatics who plunged the known world into the Dark Ages, we would have got to the moon in the tenth century. I am 100% with him on this. However, Sagan puts the blame for this disaster squarely on the shoulders of Pythagoras, Socrates, and Plato. He looks at the camera and almost spits it out, “They were mystics!” In other words they were on our side, starting from the correct scientific base that we all possess a soul that separates from the dead physical body.


In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"How right you were when you made that statement that the greatest breakthrough will come via physics and not psychology."
A History of Christianity - A Page-by-Page Criticism of Paul Johnson's Horror Story - Michael Roll has revised his detailed criticism of Paul Johnson's 1976 book, which The Christian Century hailed as “the best one-volume history of Christianity ever done”.
In this exceptional book, Johnson offers a factual and comprehensive study of historical events that followed the founding of a little-known “Jesus Sect” and the countless atrocities committed in the name of Christianity.


Cover of A History of Christianity Pamphlet
A History of Christianity - Cover of the Original Pamphlet


Johnson writes:

“During these two millennia Christianity has, perhaps, proved more influential in shaping human destiny than any other institutional philosophy, but there are now signs that its period of predominance is drawing to a close, thereby inviting a retrospect and a balance sheet.”


This pamphlet is dedicated to every person in the world who has had the fear of Christ put up them -- Those who have been terrified by priests into thinking that, if they do not believe in priestcraft, they will rot in hell forever without any chance of getting out. Mental child abuse must now carry the same penalty as physical child abuse.

In England, the Church and the state are established. Up until 2009, when the common law offence of blasphemous libel was abolished, it was against the law to tell the true history of Christianity, to let people have access to what is contained in this criticism on the grounds that it may upset Christians. This block was policed by a handful of powerful people holding all the top positions in our schools, on the air waves, and in the press, all working through the highly efficient religious affairs departments.
Why did Rev. Don Cupitt, Dean of Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, make the following statement in 1988:

“Somehow, everybody just knows that Christianity is the Church and the Church is a power-structure, an apparatus for limiting freedom in belief and morals.”

And what did Professor Sir A.J. Ayer, Wykeham Professor of Logic at the University of Oxford, mean when he was reported on the front page of the first Mail on Sunday to have said:

“Christianity is morally outrageous and intellectually contemptible.”

Sam Parnia – the man who could bring you back from the dead - by Tim Adams

Sam Parnia
Sam Parnia, MD, PhD is founder and director of the Human Consciousness Project at the University of Southampton, England, and Director of Resuscitation Research at Stony Brook University School of Medicine.


From the article by Tim Adams:

The Lazarus Effect is nothing short of an attempt to recast our understanding of death, based on Parnia's intimate knowledge of the newly porous nature of the previously "undiscovered country from which no traveller returns". His work in resuscitation has led him logically to wider questions of what constitutes being and not being. In particular, he asks what exactly happens, if you are lying dead before resuscitation, to your individual self and all its attendant character and memories – your "soul", as he is not shy to call it – before it is eventually restored to you a few hours later?


This article in The Observer is significant, as it would appear to confirm that Sam Parnia is getting more support for his work on the scientific study of consciousness now he is in the USA than he got in England. Not so long ago, if this non-religious man had dared to support the idea that we have a soul, he would have been viciously attacked by an army of “experts”, led by the psychologists Blackmore, French, and Wiseman. These “experts” have declared war on the Greek source of their word: Psyche = Soul. Their reputations stand on their materialistic position that life ends with the death of the physical body. This is quite simply false, as we all possess a soul that survives the death of our physical bodies. More and more people are now coming to accept this as scientific fact.

As Sam Parnia says, people do not so much have a “near-death experience” as a death experience.

Sally Morgan is a mental medium who has done excellent work providing people with personal experience of survival after death.


Sally Morgan
Sally Morgan


From PressGazette (June 20, 2013):

”The Daily Mail has agreed to pay TV psychic Sally Morgan £125,000 in damages as well as legal costs over a 2011 story which accused her of being a charlatan.

(…)

[Her solicitor Graham Atkins] said the allegation Morgan had cheated her audience was "completely false and defamatory of her" and had caused her "enormous distress". The Daily Mail has now accepted the allegation was untrue, he said, and agreed to pay "substantial damages" and libel costs.

Legal costs are likely to be substantial in view of the fact that the case [is] on the brink of going to a three-week trial which had been set to start this month.”

This is an extremely important precedent, as it will have far-reaching consequences in the way skeptics use derogatory language against specific mediums. Now, if anyone claims or imputes that a specific genuine medium is a fraud, the medium could sue for defamation.

This is good news if it means that anyone who would, for example, accuse scientists recording afterlife phenomena as merely performing "simple conjuring tricks" will perhaps think again before repeating such remarks.

It remains to be seen what, in future, will be the reaction to anyone asserting that, for example, ”all mediums are frauds”.

We appear to have come a long way since the trial and subsequent incarceration of the materialisation medium Helen Duncan in 1944 under the 1735 Witchcraft Act.

In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"It is now time to give people a scientific balance on mainstream media and educational outlets: Newton or Einstein?"
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"Everybody who has made a careful study of life after death knows very well that (…) our pioneers of radio and television (…) were linking the subject of survival after death with subatomic physics."

Bill Bailey - Jungle Hero
Bill Bailey Talking About Alfred Russel Wallace


The truth is now being told about Alfred Russel Wallace. To coincide with the centenary of Alfred Russel Wallace's death, BBC Two is broadcasting a two-part documentary about the co-originator of the theory of evolution. Bill Bailey's Jungle Hero is devised and presented by comedian Bill Bailey.

This broadcast should now lead to journalists to also tell the truth about Sir Oliver Lodge: That Lodge was the first person to send a radio signal, in 1894.

Both these great scientists have been written out of our history books because they both committed the same “crime”: they made a careful study of survival after death as something that is natural and normal, a branch of physics, chemistry, and mathematics.
It will be impossible to block uncomfortable discoveries in subatomic physics for much longer.


Michael Roll was interviewed by Grahame Mackenzie of the website Spirit Today.

You can read the interview here.
Michael Roll

Michael Roll


Video message from Prime Minister David Cameron to mark Easter 2014

"Easter is the most important date in the Christian calendar, and an incredibly special time for people across Britain and around the world. Last month I was in Jerusalem and Bethlehem and I got to see for myself the places where Jesus was born and died. It was an extraordinary experience to be in those places where so much history began.

Today, 2000 years on, Easter is not just a time for Christians across our country to reflect, but a time for our whole country to reflect on what Christianity brings to Britain. All over the UK, every day, there are countless acts of kindness carried out by those who believe in and follow Christ. The heart of Christianity is to 'love thy neighbour' and millions do really live that out. I think of the Alpha courses run in our prisons, which work with offenders to give them a new life inside and outside prison, or the soup kitchens and homeless shelters run by churches. And we saw that same spirit during the terrible storms that struck Britain earlier this year. From Somerset to Surrey, from Oxford to Devon, churches became refuges, offering shelter and food, congregations raised funds and rallied together, parish priests even canoed through their villages to rescue residents. They proved, yet again, that people's faith motivates them to do good deeds.

That is something this Government supports and celebrates, and it's why we have announced more funding for the Near Neighbours programme bringing together even more faiths in even more cities to do social action. And as we celebrate Easter, let's also think of those who are unable to do so, the Christians around the world who are ostracised, abused -- even murdered -- simply for the faith they follow. Religious freedom is an absolute, fundamental human right.

Britain is committed to protecting and promoting that right, by standing up for Christians and other minorities, at home and abroad. Our hearts go out to them, especially at this special time of year. So as we approach this festival I'd like to wish everyone, Christians and non-Christians a very happy Easter."
In his Easter address at a Downing Street reception, and a subsequent article in the Church Times, Prime Minister David Cameron has affirmed his Anglican Christian faith, and undertaken to be more "evangelical", and to expand the role of faith and faith organisations in Britain. Cameron claimed that: ‘Christians are now the most persecuted religion around the world’.

To some extent, the "doing God" echoes the faith position of Tony Blair:
In 2006, Tony Blair said that his decision to go to war in Iraq would ultimately be judged by God.
Ironically, Blair had previously said that he did not speak openly about his devout Catholicism because people would think he was a "nutter".

Cameron's recent statements are not overtly driven by the same evangelical zeal of Blair.
And, unlike Blair, Cameron considers himself to be "a bit vague on some of the more difficult parts of the faith".
Perhaps Cameron thinks he will be thought of as a generally more amenable "nutter" if he remains suitably vague and does not go head-on with the difficult parts.

Such as war.

Could it be merely a matter of time before Cameron also uses God to justify his role in current and future wars?

Cameron's Minister for Faith and Communities, Baroness Sayeeda Warsi (a former chair of the Conservative Party), has declared the governing Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition to be “the most pro-faith government in the West”.
The unelected minister Baroness Warsi, whose brief is to promote religion in politics, has said that religious groups must be allowed to provide public services without the State being “suspicious of their motives”.
There is the suggestion here that people of religion are victims - that their right to openly practice their faith is under attack.

Last week, in the House of Commons, when Cameron was asked about the plight of Christians in Pakistan, he said:
‘In the run-up to Easter, it is important to remember how many Christians are still persecuted around the world.’

It has been pointed out that Cameron is attempting to curry favour with the established Church, and that this is motivated by political expediency.

Cameron is depicting Christians as the goodies, and non-Christians as the baddies.
Though he has been keen to emphasise that he is in no way "doing down other faiths". Many non-Christians, even atheists, he admits, live by a moral code. However, as Polly Toynbee points out, "those who feel threatened on account of their non-Christian faith won't find Christian branding reassuring."

The Prime Minister is going against a huge tide of public opinion that is at last starting to get the number of these brainwashed religious nuts.
Slowly but surely, people are beginning to realise just how badly they are being deceived by their leaders and teachers.

Comment from the Press about David Cameron's Easter Message
  • The Prime Minister's opening speech at his Easter reception at Downing Street (April 9, 2014)[+]
    "I’m proud to hold a reception for Christians here in Downing Street and proud to be a Christian myself and to have my children at a church school.
    (…)
    I also wanted to say I’m proud this year to have completed a small pilgrimage, which is I have finally made it to the place where our Saviour was both crucified and born. And it’s a very special moment the first time you go to the Church of the Holy Nativity; it’s a remarkable, extraordinary place, and I think something that will stay with me.
    (…)
    And as Eric Pickles said this week, we should be proud of the fact that we are a Christian country, and I am proud of the fact we’re a Christian country and we shouldn’t be ashamed to say so. But I think the 3 things I want to focus on – and I hope we can all work on this – the first is to expand the role of faith and faith organisations in our country. This has been a consistent theme of this government; I’m sure there’s more we could do to help make it easier for faith organisations.
    (…)
    People sometimes say, you know, “You talk about the Big Society; don’t you realise this is what the Church has been doing for decades?” And I say yes, absolutely. Jesus invented the Big Society 2000 years ago, I just want to see more of it and encourage as much of it as possible. And that is something I think we should all want to see: a bigger role for faith-based organisations in our society. And if there are blockages, if there are things that are stopping you doing more, think of me if you like as a sort of giant Dyno-Rod in Whitehall: I want to make it easier, I want to unblock the things that help you do what you do. So please let’s do that."

    Read More on www.gov.uk...
  • My faith in the Church of England - By David Cameron, Church Times (April 16, 2014) [+]
    David Cameron expresses his pride in its openness, beauty, social action, and pastoral care
    I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives.

    First, being more confident about our status as a Christian country does not somehow involve doing down other faiths or passing judgement on those with no faith at all. Many people tell me it is easier to be Jewish or Muslim in Britain than in a secular country precisely because the tolerance that Christianity demands of our society provides greater space for other religious faiths, too.

    Crucially, the Christian values of responsibility, hard work, charity, compassion, humility, and love are shared by people of every faith and none - and we should be confident in standing up to defend them.

    People who, instead, advocate some sort of secular neutrality fail to grasp the consequences of that neutrality, or the role that faith can play in helping people to have a moral code. Of course, faith is neither necessary nor sufficient for morality.

    Many atheists and agnostics live by a moral code - and there are Christians who don't. But for people who do have a faith, that faith can be a guide or a helpful prod in the right direction - and, whether inspired by faith or not, that direction or moral code matters.
    (…)
    So, in being confident about our Christianity, we should also be ambitious in supporting faith-based organisations to do even more.

    That is why we are not just investing £20 million in repairing our great cathedrals, but also giving £8 million to the Near Neighbours programme, which brings faith communities together in supporting local projects. I welcome the efforts of all those who help to feed, clothe, and house the poorest in our society. For generations, much of this work has been done by Christians, and I am proud to support the continuation of this great philanthropic heritage in our society today.
    (…)
    I am a member of the Church of England, and, I suspect, a rather classic one: not that regular in attendance, and a bit vague on some of the more difficult parts of the faith.

    But that doesn't mean the Church of England doesn't matter to me or people like me: it really does. I like its openness, I deeply respect its national role, and I appreciate its liturgy, and the architecture and cultural heritage of its churches.
    (…)
    As politicians, I hope we can draw on these values to infuse politics with a greater sense of evangelism about some of the things we are trying to change. We see our churches as vital partners. If we pull together, we can change the world and make it a better place. That to me is what a lot of the Christian message is about - and it is a confidence in our Christianity that we can all reflect on this Easter.

    Read More on www.churchtimes.co.uk...
  • David Cameron puts God back into politics - By John Bingham, Religious Affairs Editor, The Telegraph (April 16, 2014)[+]
    Britain should be unashamedly “evangelical” about its Christian faith and actively hand churches and other faith groups a greater role in society, David Cameron has insisted.

    In a declaration of his personal beliefs, he said he had experienced the “healing power” of religion in his own life and insisted that Christianity could transform the “spiritual, physical, and moral” state of Britain and even the world.

    Writing in the Church Times, the Anglican newspaper, he heaped praise on the Church of England and described the UK as a “Christian country” despite saying we live in an increasingly “secular age”.

    He also attacked those who demand a strict “neutrality” in public life on religious matters arguing that it would deprive Britain of a vital source of morality.

    His comments amount to an olive branch to the churches in the wake of rows over issues such as welfare cuts and gay marriage. His Government has also been accused of failing to stand up for Christians.

    Mr Cameron’s overt expression of allegiance to Christianity is also likely to help shore up Tory support lost to the UK Independence Party.
    (…)
    It suggests that the Prime Minister, who once described his own faith as being “like Magic FM in the Chilterns” – meaning that it periodically fades and reappears – has found greater strength in religion since entering office.

    Bishops said his choice of words was “striking” and signalled a new willingness to espouse faith but added that many Christians would still continue to challenge some of Mr Cameron’s policies.

    Listing a series of policies he said reflected Christian values, such as combating modern slavery, he said: “Greater confidence in our Christianity can also inspire a stronger belief that we can get out there and actually change people’s lives, and improve both the spiritual, physical, and moral state of our country, and even the world.”

    Admitting he was probably a “rather classic” Anglican who was “vague” on some of the church’s more “difficult” doctrines, he said: “But that doesn’t mean the Church of England doesn’t matter to me or people like me: it really does.

    “I like its openness, I deeply respect its national role, and I appreciate its liturgy, and the architecture and cultural heritage of its churches.

    “I have felt at first hand the healing power of the Church’s pastoral care.”
    (…)
    The Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Rt Rev Kieran Conry, head of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales’s evangelisation department, said the comments would strike a chord with many.

    “I think people will be glad to see the gospel getting back into politics – or explicitly back into politics, it is there in a lot of what the Government tries to do, in looking after people."

    Prof Linda Woodhead of Lancaster University, one of Britain’s leading authorities on religion in modern Britain, said: “There has been a shift recently, it is much more common and acceptable to express your faith.”

    But Mr Sanderson said: “Mr Cameron needs to understand the value of religious neutrality in Government.

    “If Britain becomes a nation where Christians have special privileges, then social cohesion and fairness will be at risk.

    “Nor should we forget that, according to the Church of England’s own figures, only 800,000 people attended church on a Sunday in 2012 – half the number that attended in 1968. The Church of England does not have the wherewithal to do what Mr Cameron wants it to do.”

    Read More on www.telegraph.co.uk...
  • Cameron says Britain should be 'more confident about our status as a Christian country - and more evangelical about faith' - By JULIAN ROBINSON, Mail Online (April 16, 2014)[+]
    PM admits he has felt the 'healing power' of the Church
    Being a Christian nation does not mean 'doing down' other religions
    Britain should be 'more confident' about its status as Christian country
    Defends criticism from senior clergy over Government's welfare reforms

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  • Doing God: Why is Cameron calling himself 'evangelical'? By Ian Dunt, politics.co.uk (April 17, 2014)[+]
    (…) Cameron is attempting to appeal to those most outraged by same sex marriage – the most conservative element of the Church of England who could be tempted by Nigel Farage's more reactionary political offer.

    At the same time Cameron tries to appeal to the more progressive elements of the church, which he has alienated with austerity and welfare reform. He dedicates extensive passages of his Church Times article to defending his decisions in language church-goers will understand.

    Finally, he reiterates the broader argument – accepted by most religious people – that faith is being swept out of the public sphere by a new 'militant atheism' which insists on firm secular standards.

    The appeal suggests Cameron has a religious problem, or at least that he believes he does.

    He is blamed by the religious right for gay marriage, by the religious left for welfare reform and by most people of faith for the sneaking suspicion he has failed to stem the tide of secularism in British society.

    The Church Times article suggests he intends to rectify that problem, but he will need to tread carefully: what appeals to one side of the church may not appeal to the other.

    There is another, more substantial danger. The British public will be wary of religious rhetoric from a prime minister – especially if it seems it is being used for political advantage.

    Read More on politics.co.uk...
  • David Cameron: I am evangelical about Christian faith By Rowena Mason (The Guardian) (April 16, 2014)[+]
    David Cameron said: 'People who advocate some sort of secular neutrality fail to grasp the consequences of that neutrality.'

    David Cameron has declared himself an "evangelical" about his Christian faith as he criticised some non-believers for failing to grasp the role that religion can have in "helping people to have a moral code".
    (…)
    It comes after several big clashes between the coalition and the church, including a letter this week from 40 Anglican bishops and 600 church leaders calling on all political parties to tackle the causes of food poverty. Previous tensions have been caused by Cameron's decision to introduce gay marriage, and deep cuts in welfare benefits.
    (…)
    Traditionally, UK political leaders have been more reticent than their American counterparts about religion, with Tony Blair's former spin chief Alastair Campbell once famously proclaiming that New Labour did not "do God". However, both Blair and Gordon Brown have always professed strong religious beliefs and Cameron has been clear that he is a churchgoer. In contrast, Nick Clegg is an atheist, while Ed Miliband on a trip to Jerusalem last week set out his desire to become the first Jewish prime minister, although he caused confusion by forgetting about Benjamin Disraeli.

    "I have a particular faith. I describe myself as a Jewish atheist. I'm Jewish by birth origin and it's part of who I am. I don't believe in God, but I think faith is a really important thing for a lot of people," the Labour leader said.
    (…)
    In a separate article for the Church Times, [Cameron] argued that some atheists and agnostics did not understand that faith could be a "guide or a helpful prod in the right direction" towards morality.

    While acknowledging many non-believers have a moral code and some Christians do not, he added: "People who advocate some sort of secular neutrality fail to grasp the consequences of that neutrality, or the role that faith can play in helping people to have a moral code.

    "I believe we should be more confident about our status as a Christian country, more ambitious about expanding the role of faith-based organisations, and, frankly, more evangelical about a faith that compels us to get out there and make a difference to people's lives."

    Cameron said he was a classic member of the Church of England, "a bit vague on some of the more difficult parts of that faith", but insisted the church "really matters" to him.

    He also defended the Church of England's "perceived woolliness when it comes to belief".

    "I am not one for doctrinal purity, and I don't believe it is essential for evangelism about the church's role in our society or its importance. It is important – and, as I have said, I would like it to do more, not less, in terms of action to improve our society and the education of our children."

    Previously, the prime minister has said his faith is "a bit like the reception for Magic FM in the Chilterns: it sort of comes and goes".
    (…)
    But on Wednesday Peter Tatchell, the LGBT rights campaigner, wrote to Helen Grant, the minister in charge of the issue, to urge her to extend civil partnerships to all.

    "Both civil marriages and civil partnerships embody the same core values of love, commitment, loyalty and stability," he wrote. "Why does it matter if a straight couple choose a civil partnership? How does their choice undermine the marriages of the others and the authority of an institution that still enjoys majority support? Civil partnerships may be a different institution from marriage but they are, in most respects, marriage-like. So why maintain the ban on female-male civil partnerships?"

    Read More on www.theguardian.com...
  • David Cameron won't win votes by calling Britain a Christian country By Polly Toynbee (The Guardian) (April 18, 2014)[+]
    (…) 'At a time of anti-Muslim attacks, when Islamist extremism is feared for its terrorist potential, Cameron’s “Christian country” is soaked in white nationalist significance.'
    (…)
    David Cameron this week has been love-bombing the Church of England with a radio interview about his children's faith, a speech at an Easter reception for Christian leaders in Downing Street and an article in the Church Times.

    It's mostly toe-curling stuff. Alastair Campbell never gave better advice than in warning politicians off doing God: it's horrible to behold. Sincere or not, they become as sounding brass and tinkling cymbals, as did Cameron talking of "our saviour", claiming "My government has a sense of evangelism" and even that "Jesus invented the big society 2,000 years ago". John Major's "back to basics" should flash warning lights. No politician can ever be Christian enough – an elastic creed stretching from the Tea Party to Christ's anti-capitalist hippy injunction to consider the lilies of the field and never think of tomorrow.
    (…)
    So why God now? His core message, "This is a Christian country", dog-whistles to key voters. Ostensibly, it soothes the noisy but electorally few affronted folk in the pews angry about gay marriage, whose fury he had underestimated. For them Cameron ladled out syrupy retro-visions of the C of E of his Oxfordshire upbringing, its liturgy and heritage, his love of early morning eucharist at his children's school's church. But his "Christian country" message is really whistling to the errant flock fled to Ukip. They may never attend, but the C of E is a cultural identity marker for those sharing Nigel Farage's distaste for foreign tongues on his commuter train.

    Naturally, Cameron is careful to say "this is not somehow doing down other faiths". But those who feel threatened on account of their non-Christian faith won't find Christian branding reassuring. This week, an article on this site described how the far right is using pork to persecute Jews and Muslims, as Marine Le Pen stops schools serving non-pork options in the French towns she now controls. More horrible still, members of the Flemish Vlaams Belang party reportedly stormed into a school and forced pork sausages into children's mouths.

    Such abuse by the right in the name of "secularism" outrages British secularists and humanists who stand with Voltaire, ready to die for the right of anyone's beliefs, so long as they don't impose it on others. At a time of anti-Muslim attacks, when Islamist extremism is feared for its terrorist potential, Cameron's "Christian country" is soaked in white nationalist significance. He has great verbal agility in sounding eminently moderate and reasonable while planting darker ideas. (…)

    Politically, using the church as a St George's flag of convenience may not fly. (…) Look at the 40 bishops' raspberry of an Easter message to Cameron, with their strong rebuke against the "national crisis" of hunger so much worsened by his welfare policies. They know because their churches house the food banks used by almost a million people.

    Even the Rev Steve Chalke has taken up arms, though his Christian organisation runs many Gove-approved academies and contracted-out social services. He was incandescent at Cameron's refusal to let a girl at one of his schools stay in the UK just a few months longer to take her A-levels. "The Bible is clear: it is our God-given responsibility to take care of the widow, the fatherless and the refugee," he said. Which is why it's unwise for politicians to tangle with God.
    (…)
    The WIN/Gallup International survey finds the UK among the least religious: only a third say religion plays a positive role. Asked in the 2011 census "What is your religion?", 59% said Christian – surprisingly few as most people saw it as a question of culture rather than belief. Asked by YouGov more specifically, "Are you religious?", only 29% said yes and 65% said no.

    That's good news for us humanists (I am vice-president of the British Humanist Association). Religion imposed on the rest of us is profoundly resented by the great majority. Take schools, where a third are under religious control. They take many fewer free-school-meals pupils and pews near good C of E schools swell unnaturally with new parents. Selection makes them popular, yet even so a majority want them abolished.

    Or this: Lord Falconer's bill on assisted dying comes to the Lords in June, but it's almost certain to be killed off again by the bishops and the religious lobby, despite overwhelming public support over many years. The right to die when we choose is the last great individual freedom yet to be won. Every year thousands of people approach death through a torture chamber when they would prefer to die in peace at their own right time. This cruelty is ordained not by a "Christian country" but by a religious grip on parliament unrepresentative of the people.

    Like all humanity, the religious are both good and bad. The C of E is good on food banks, bad on sex and death. Faith makes people no more virtuous, but nor do rationalists claim any moral superiority. Pogroms, inquisitions, jihadist terror and religious massacres can be matched death for death with the secular horrors of Pol Pot, Hitler or Stalin. The danger is where absolute belief in universal truths, religious or secular, permits no doubt. Politicians do well to stay clear of the realm of revealed truth. Cameron will win back few voters by evangelising for Britain as a "Christian country", while antagonising many.

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Cartoon by Steve Bell
Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell on Prime Minister David Cameron:
"There's a terrible, frightening lack of substance about Cameron. You can listen to him for an hour - honestly, I don't know what he's about. He loves his family. It's all so trite. You know, he's against wrongdoing. There's nothing really there. That's the sort of sense I get with him. There's nothing much in there. So a jellyfish is quite a useful way of getting it across."
Ron Pearson gives a summary of some significant milestones in over 30 years of work that has culminated in his Big Breed theory. He outlines practical ways to encourage scientists to at last take note of these solutions to vital unresolved questions in cosmology.
Ron Pearson

Ron Pearson

  1. A solution to the problem of the big bang that makes an absurd prediction.
  2. To complete the solution to 1, an alternative to relativity had to be formulated.
  3. A solution to the problem of 'Dark Energy' that was not discovered until 1998 when cosmologists were taken by surprise.
  • It is important that physicists and cosmologists are made aware that some solutions to vexed questions exist that they have been prevented from seeing.

    These three solutions in physics have been available since 1992 and nobody else has yet provided solutions.
    Ron Pearson
  • Dr Essen said that, since it was impossible to publish critiques or alternatives to Einstein’s theories in the West, I should try Russia.

    He invited me to go there as his deputy.
    Ron Pearson
  • Professor F.M. Kanarev proposed my alternative to relativity should be adopted for teaching throughout Russia.
    Ron Pearson
  • You are well known in cosmology circles, as a Maverick. No journal is ever going to publish any of your work.
    Professor Bernard Carr
  • But what is the use of their speculation when the problem of the cosmological constant, which still invalidates the big bang theory, remains unresolved as far as they are concerned?
    Ron Pearson
Jermy Paxman

Jeremy Paxman

Sir Oliver Lodge

Sir Oliver Lodge

Britain’s Great War, At the Eleventh Hour - BBC One Television (Broadcast: February 17, 2014)

This was Jeremy Paxman’s fourth and final episode of his series Britain’s Great War.

Paxman told how a medium contacted Sir Oliver Lodge, giving evidence that his son Raymond, who had just been killed, was still very much alive.

Paxman reported that the book that Sir Oliver Lodge wrote was a bestseller and it gave great comfort to millions of grieving people:

‘Raymond or Life and Death’ by Sir Oliver J. Lodge (1916) Methuen & Co. Ltd.

Incredibly, no professional wreckers were brought on to rubbish the very idea that any person could possibly survive the death of their physical body.

Niall Ferguson

Niall Ferguson

‘The Pity of War’ - BBC Two Television by Professor Niall Ferguson (Broadcast on February 28, 2014)

Here is a television history programme that will live on in infamy.

It is the Vatican’s take on the history of mankind, and the cause of the First World War.

Thankfully, Ferguson gave the game away in the beginning when he gave us a crash course in the history of mankind on this planet. He showed, by horrific graphics, Christians torturing their victims to death. The Holy Inquisition, which he called “The Spanish Inquisition”.

The Jesuit’s idea of history, that this was nothing to do with those nice people in the Vatican, it’s all to do with those nasty Spanish people.

Then he played the Jesuit’s ace of trumps. At great expense, in graphics, we were treated to the historical lie that it was Marconi who invented radio, instead of Sir Oliver Lodge.
It is so important to the Vatican that nobody must read the work of Sir Oliver Lodge. They know they are done for if this ever happens.

Sir Oliver Lodge made a very careful study of survival after death as a branch of physics, chemistry and mathematics – natural and normal forces in the universe, and nothing to do with supernatural religious absurdities invented in the dark age of ignorance by priests, mullahs and rabbis. Sir Oliver Lodge was no more dabbling in the one-god religion of Spiritualism, as we have been criminally led to believe, than Professor Richard Dawkins is.
The Mode of Future Existence’ by Sir Oliver Lodge can now be read by every person who has access to the Internet.

Then we came onto the cause of the First World War.
The usual rubbish, there was not a hint that there was any religious hatred in the Balkans.
Just that the Russians came in on the side of their fellow slavs in Serbia.

The American Professor Gerald Pollack has made it clear that Flat Earth scientists are blocking the discoveries of Round Earth scientists.
We can now state, loud and clear, that Flat Earth historians and blocking the findings of Round Earth historians.

There are journalists in the hot spots of religious hatred all over the world.
They are no longer going to play the establishment game that all this killing is nothing to do with religion.

Michael Roll
First World War
The First World War - BBC Four Television by Jonathan Lewis - First Episode: To Arms (Broadcast on February 25, 2014)

This programme covered the whole of the build up to the First World War.

It was just the same as the rubbish that we were taught at school in England where the Church and the state are still established. The programme makers just pretended that nobody had noticed the terrible religious killing in the Balkans that had recently been covered over a number of years on their television sets.

We were told that the Serbs were Slavs and that the Russians came in on the side of their fellow Slavs.
We were not told that the Serbian people had been brainwashed to actually believe in Orthodox Christianity, just the same as the hierarchy in Russia.
The word religion was not even mentioned in the programme.

We were not told that the Austrians were brainwashed Catholics.
Nor were we told that in the middle of this lot were brainwashed Muslims, just that they were Turks left over from the Ottoman Empire.

There is a good reason for this deception.
It is because if it was made clear that it was Catholic Christians and Orthodox Christians killing each other, then people may ask what is it that divides them?

Thanks to the Internet this can be found out very quickly. This terrible hatred is all over a bust up in the 11th century over the Holy Ghost. All the killing was over nothing whatsoever apart from supernatural religious mythology that had gone completely mad.

The programme did get it right about the reason why Britain and France joined in.
They saw this religious killing in the Balkans as the perfect excuse to smash the German war machine that was a threat to all the countries that they had pinched throughout the world.

Michael Roll
First World War
Britain's legacy to the tortured Ottoman Empire - by Patrick Bishop (Daily Telegraph, February 1, 2014)
Selfish imperial agreements between Britain and France, combined with the publication of the contradictory Balfour Declaration of 1917, fuelled hostilities in the Middle East
(…)

It was, wrote historian James Barr, “a shamelessly self-interested pact, reached well after the point when a growing number of people had started to blame empire-building for the present war”. Britain would come to regret the land-grab bitterly, for it set off a conflict that, like an active volcano, would erupt intermittently down the succeeding years and even today shows no signs of cooling.

The Allies created a terrible mess in the Middle East. As well as the Israel-Palestine struggle, they bear a measure of responsibility for the inherent instability of the states that emerged from the post-war settlements. Decisions that produced the disorder were often taken hastily, heedless of long-term considerations. It soon became clear that there would be plenty of time to regret at leisure.

The deal from which much of the mischief sprang was known as the Sykes-Picot agreement. It was worked out by Sir Mark Sykes – a land-owning Yorkshire baronet and MP with a taste for the Orient – and a truculent and Anglophobe French diplomat, François Georges-Picot. Between them they split the Ottomans’ Middle Eastern empire, drawing a diagonal line in the sand that ran from the Mediterranean coast to the mountains of the Persian frontier. Territory north of this arbitrary boundary would go to France and most south of it would go to Britain.

(…)

Men like former prime minister and now foreign secretary Arthur Balfour, who had been brought up on the Bible, believed the Jews had a right to return to the Promised Land. They also harboured the conviction that Jews exercised enormous hidden influence in the world and particularly in America and Russia. By making a promise that would gladden Zionist hearts, they might win their co-operation in achieving British war aims. After the conflict was over, it could be useful to have a Jewish entity in the region that felt it owed a debt of gratitude to the empire.

In November 1917, a document was issued in Balfour’s name that laid the foundations for modern Israel. It stated that the government “view with favour the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people and will use their best endeavours to facilitate the achievement of this object”. The Balfour Declaration, as it became known, made no mention of the Arabs who, at the time, made up about 90 per cent of Palestine’s population. It did, however, utter the pious proviso that “nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities”.

Balfour Declaration
Balfour Declaration

The Balfour Declaration (November 2, 1917): The then UK Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour believed that the Bible was the word of God, and thought it would be a brilliant idea to put the Jews back in the Holy Land.

Arthur Findlay’s history of mankind ‘The Curse of Ignorance’ has been completely vindicated.

We have won the historical fight to get the truth through.
Now we can go flat out in getting Ron Pearson's scientific model of the universe past the professional wreckers.

2014 marks the 140th anniversary of Sir William Crookes' discovery of the spiritual part of the universe.


In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"This nonsense was the spark that started the First World War in the Balkans. By not making this clear the historian Montefiore gave the impression that these Christians were actually killing each other over something, instead of nothing at all."

This e-mail was published in full in the Western Daily Press (December 14, 2013)
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"All the hard work has already been done but suppressed. All we have to do is just point people in the direction of two philosophical giants, Thomas Paine and Arthur Findlay, the most valuable Scotsman ever."

In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"It will be impossible for our leaders and teachers to deceive people for much longer."
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"I am very sorry to hear that there are no plans to stop our children being brainwashed with supernatural religious absurdities in so-called Faith schools."

In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"It is now time that Thomas Paine’s masterpiece ‘The Age of Reason’ (1794) was introduced in all our schools in order to give children a balance."
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"We should have been following Sir Isaac Newton's spiritual model of the universe, not Einstein's materialistic model."
In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"Newton was on our side, he recognised that we all possess a soul that separates from the dead physical body."
In his e-mail, George Barker writes:
"I feel the same (…) about the difficulty of informing people that death is going to another place and that all this fervour for religions or materialisms of various forms is nonsense."

George Barker
George Barker B.Eng., M.I.Mech.E. (1918 - December 2, 2013) was an engineer officer in the Royal Air Force during World War II, after which he studied mechanical engineering at University College London. He was Secretary of the Bournemouth Philharmonic Society and a member of the Orchestra of the Bournemouth Philharmonic Society. In later life, he also built websites.

He was an insightful researcher of afterlife phenomena:
"Perhaps because I'm a crabby cynical nonagenarian I have a feeling that these self-proclaimed skeptics know from all their involvement in psychic matters that we are right, but their incomes and pensions depend on continuing to substantiate orthodoxy as long as possible." (April 8, 2013)

In his e-mail, Michael Roll writes:
"Sorry Ron, the Church has moved much further away from Jesus in the last few years, not closer."

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