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2. The Newsreader

Marianne ran her fingers through the tightly curled black hair that surrounded the perfect oval face she presented to the world and crossed one elegant leg over another. Like all newsreaders she was employed because of her intelligence, education, articulacy … Continue reading

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1. The Journey Begins

A priest had been murdered. The killers shouted Allahu Akbar before cutting the old man’s throat as he knelt by his altar. “The motive for the attack,” intoned the newsreader with apparent sincerity “is not yet known.” Étienne rubbed the tip … Continue reading

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Are Atheists More Moral Than Christians?

It is sometimes argued that since Christians do good and avoid evil out of, respectively, a desire for heaven and a fear of hell whereas atheists do good because it is good and avoid evil because it is evil therefore … Continue reading

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Freedom, Bondage & the Pope

In his exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, Pope Francis distinguishes between different types of action- 273…A distinction is not always adequately drawn between “voluntary” and “free” acts. A person may clearly and willingly desire something evil, but do so … Continue reading

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Why We Should Welcome Refugees

Among ordinary folk the debate around accepting asylum seekers reduces itself to one of two propositions. Either one argues ‘do to others as you would have them do to you‘ or else ‘charity begins at home.’ Are either of these … Continue reading

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Is Democracy A Good Thing?

If the question had been Is majority rule A Good Thing? then the answer would have to be ‘not necessarily.’ If we can imagine a political unit where all the citizens are interested in, and well informed about, politics, economics, sociology … Continue reading

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