Frank Turner is an alternative folk musician who is fairly famous over here in the UK. If you want to read a cracking interview with him, I interviewed him about a year ago on his politics and religion.
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The shitstorm going down in Turkey deserves more attention. I mean that our governments should be coming out and decrying the Turkish conservative government’s attempts to drive out secularism in the historically secular country. I get enraged when I read about what is going on there. Here is an ostensibly Muslim country which has remained, against all odds, secular in nature. The tide is turning, though, and outrageous things are taking place. This argue makes me bristle with the injustice of the world. Over to the Guardian.
Recently, I have featured Frank Turner on a couple of posts, mainly due to his rousing hymn to atheism, Glory Hallelujah. See the embedded video where Frank is playing at London’s Wembley Arena. It’s incredible to think that some 12,000 people are singing the words “there is no God” in unison. I really advise you listen to the video even though it is not great quality and is recorded on a mobile phone. It is truly rousing!
A local boy to me (Winchester in Hampshire) is becoming fairly well-known on the alternative folk circuit. This is a…