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Religious Belief & Pink Unicorns

There are, in what passes for discussion on the internet, a significant group of atheists who rail against Christianity in principle but display a remarkable degree of ignorance about it in detail. Faced with the suggestion that they learn more … Continue reading

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Good Friday, The Longest Day

In the 1962 film The Longest Day about the Normandy Landings there is an, for the era, harrowing scene showing the disastrous airborne assault on Sainte-Mère Église. American paratroopers were killed in large numbers by well prepared German defenders. Later in the … Continue reading

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Beware of Darkness

Beware of darkness Watch out now, take care Beware of the thoughts that linger Winding up inside your head (George Harrison) There is a line in the Gospel which I’ve always found somewhat enigmatic “The eye is the lamp of … Continue reading

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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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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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Think Philosophical, Act Local

The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it  (Karl Marx, 11th Thesis on Feuerbach) This thesis of Dr Marx is accurate so far as it goes I would however propose to … Continue reading

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