University of Warwick

Atheism is the new hate speech

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Activist Maryam Namazie was due to make a presentation to Warwick University’s Student Union on October 28, having been by the Warwick Atheists, Secularists and Humanists (WASH) group

Don’t believe in God? Then you are offensive to Muslims. Atheists have unwittingly joined the rather large club of groups of people that are offensive to Muslims. It seems that simply not believing in a higher being is offensive and in the case of Maryam Namazie ‘ highly inflammatory ‘.

The outrageously offensive topics she was intending to discuss in the mistaken belief that there is this thing called Freedom of Speech inside Universities were apostasy, blasphemy and nudity in the age of ISIS.

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So what explains Trevor then?

Apparently we get happier as we get older. Still doesn’t explain Trevor Mallard though does it…but I guess when you have a life of shattered dreams you have a lot to be cranky about:

Contrary to popular beliefs about grumpy old men and women, people grow happier as they get older, research shows.

Although physical quality of life goes down after middle age, mental satisfaction increases.

The study of more than 10,000 people in Britain and the US adds support to a previous report that happiness levels form a U-curve, hitting their low point at around 45, then rising.

Researchers from the University of Warwick analysed the participants’ lifestyle and health patterns and their links to mental and physical quality of life and health status.

Quality of life was evaluated using eight factors including perception of general health, pain, social functioning and mental health.

The researchers found that people reported better mental quality of life as they aged, despite a decrease in their physical abilities.