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3. The Activist

In his younger days Pierre’s Tintinesque quiff had been quite famous. Now that his hair was markedly thinner it stood less proudly than it had done in its pomp. Nonetheless such as it was it was his and he was … Continue reading

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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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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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Be Happy! Stop Enjoying Yourself

People in the West have probably never had more freedom to pursue pleasure than they do today. Alcohol is relatively cheap, prosecution for the use of recreational drugs is rare and sexual activity with any number of partners of any … 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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Moral Abyss: The Limits of #LoveWins

Since the 1960’s the West has increasingly become gripped by a new zeitgeist which might be summarised as ‘everyone should be free to do whatever they want so long as it doesn’t directly harm anyone else.‘ Some might add ‘without … Continue reading

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