I've just posted a short essay on faith schools, based on a talk I once gave for a Warwick Atheists event called "The Importance of Atheism". The essay was prompted by a friend of mine's suggestion:
Got an idea for a blog article for you to do: "Faith Schools = Child Abuse?".
Do it, doooo eet. There could be a Bear Ass in it for you ;)
Well, I'm not sure if I'd go as far as to say that faith schools are child abuse — those are strong words. But I certainly think they're heinously bad for a number of reasons.
Step 1: Pick any British politician from any party.
Step 2: Listen to them talk.
Step 3: Think to yourself: Would I buy a car from them?
Step 4: Ask yourself why we're happy with them having the positions of maximal responsibility.
Over the last few days there've been a number of occasions when I've thought about something, and then thought "I wanna write something about this, but it's too long to sum up in 140 characters". I've had CaiWingfield.com registered for a while, and had some vague nothing sitting in a WordPress framework for a while. I had fun designing some fancy AJAX site but then (as is always the way) realised that I had no actual content. So today I decided that I'd go ahead and upgrade to WordPress 2.7, clear out everything that was content-free, and start again. Here it is. I'll probably add design back in, slowly, as it's fun.