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Three Things are Appropriate
The Sayings of the Desert Fathers is a book by Benedicta Ward which collects and catalogues the sayings of Christian ascetic monks in Egypt in the fourth and fifth centuries CE. It interests me primarily as an observer of human behaviour and as one seeking ...
Three Things are Appropriate
Three Things are Appropriate
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Creation/Destruction: Annihilation
An object burns through the Earth's atmosphere and smashes into a lighthouse somewhere in the swamplands of the southern United States. Slowly, things in the area begin to mutate in inexplicable ways. A strange "shimmer" appears over the area and this shimm...
Creation/Destruction: Annihilation
Creation/Destruction: Annihilation
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Walking and War
Yesterday I went for a walk as I often do. Normally I have in my head the route I will take, this being chosen as I put on my shoes and go through the various several routes I have taken over the previous few years. This was also the case yesterday and as I...
Walking and War
Walking and War
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A Pious Deception of Self-Creation
What follows is at times philosophical, at others poetic, and at others still, metaphorical. Yet at all times it is thoughtful. Overall, its subject is our world, our place in the world, our rhetorical context as living beings cast into a universe beyond us...
A Pious Deception of Self-Creation
A Pious Deception of Self-Creation
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On The Resurrection of Jesus
Written as a response to someone else's blog. You ask, “What are the facts to consider in relation to the resurrection?” First you state as a fact that Jesus died on a cross and that the Romans were good at it. Indeed. But you do not go into Roman crucifixi...
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Replying to the Evangelical Biblical Scholar
The following was a reply I made to an Evangelical Christian New Testament scholar, minister and blogger. It fairly self-explanatory and covers the subject of the trustworthiness of the gospels in particular. In reply to another correspondent you say: “The ...
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Demythologizing
"The sacrificial animal does not share the spectators' ideas about sacrifice, but one has never let it have its say." - Friedrich Nietzsche It is now, for those who live according to a Western, Christian calendar, almost Easter. Easter is the time when Chri...
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My Thoughts on Star Trek Discovery, Season 1
Star Trek Discovery is the latest iteration of the Star Trek universe that was begun by Gene Roddenberry and others in the mid 1960s which told of the journeys of the star ship, Enterprise, and introduced us to Captain Kirk, Mr Spock, Bones, Scotty, Sulu, U...
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So Who Do You Want To Be?
I am writing a book about ethics. Below is the prologue to that book. It is with courage and hopefulness that I set out to write this book. This is not because of my own situation nor because of the situation I regard the world as being in which, in my esti...
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Pretentiousness, Philistinism and Gullibility
“John Cage - 4'33" What pretentious bollocks (I’d rather be dismissed as philistine than a gullible fool).” - Richard Dawkins, tweeted on 19th July, 2015. The above comment is a tweet sent from the account of Dr Richard Dawkins, once a respected scientist a...
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