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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Divine protection

It may surprise you, but it’s not because it claims to offer “divine protection” that I’m glad Britain’s Advertising Standards Authority has come down on this here amulet thing that claims to give just that.

It’s just plain dishonest to claim that it does. Mixing its double and single quote marks willy-nilly, as so many are apt to do these days (don’t worry: we’ve corrected its punctuation here), the Telegraph says:

The magazine advert, placed by The Circle of Raphael (CoR), promised that the “seven angels amulet” would bring its owner “angelic blessings, guidance and peace” – and bring them luck at “games of chance” at the casino.

That’s the claim. The paper’s intro says that the “firm behind it could not prove that angels will protect those who wear it”. Well, claims have to be proven.


Anonymous said...

King of Morocco "No Secular Islam"

0:00 I am not a secular head of state, because from the moment one is Muslim
0:06 one [simply] can not be secular.
0:10 In fact, none of the Heads of State and Governments in the Islamic world —
0:13 I am not saying [just] the Arab world —
0:15 are Heads of State of secular nations.
0:18 And if they say they want to be secular, I say they no longer are Muslims.
0:22 Because the Islamic law [Sharia] is written in our hearts,
0:27 whether one wants it or not,
0:31 both in terms of public law and private law.

Anonymous said...



Will ye commit abomination knowingly? Must ye needs lust after men instead of women ? Nay, but ye are folk who act senselessly.--27:54-55

Homosexual acts are condemned as unnatural. (Will ye commit abomination such as no creature ever did before you?) 7:80-81

Male homosexual activities are condemned as unnatural. 26:165-6

Male homosexuals commit abominations and act senselessly. 27:54-55

Male homosexuals acts are condemned as unnatural. 29:28-29