new photo blog

i started this blog in 2006, and it's shifted along with my interests through the years. it's been witness to a lot of learning for me...

still, i feel that i need a home for my photography -- so from now on, i'll be posting my pictures on the journal on my reworked website. if you like my photos, you might decide to follow me there!

my first post is here -- check it out!

as for this blog, i'm not sure what will happen. i don't think i'm willing to let it go, and certainly i'll keep it as an archive, but i need some time to figure it out.

for those of you that pop in from time to time, thanks for the visits and encouragement.

Friday, April 01, 2011

IQ2 greece: athens mosque debate

in collaboration with the british council, last month (february 28th). the motion: only good can come out of building a mosque in athens.

there's quite a lot of greek, as in the introductions, the final speaker and the Q/A -- however, most of it is in english.

there's a 1/2 hour highlight video here.

prior to the debate:
236 for
33 against
24 no opinion

following the debate:
179 for
71 against
43 no opinion

this is the kind of trouble that a country without a separation of church and state inevitably gets into. the state should not be in the business of funding any kind of religious buildings, as it currently does.


  1. Murray and Philips did good job, but the ignorance of people is striking

  2. thanks for posting the result as I could not understand ;)

    1. you're welcome. i hope you enjoyed it.