A Blog for all seasons

25 November
2020

‘Stay, Stay Your Sacrilegious Hands!’

Attacks on churches by Islamists in Europe are now commonplace. In 2018 there were 877 acts that damaged church property in France. There are no official statistics for 2019 church burnings, but there were 1,063 anti-Christian attacks. More alarming still are the attacks that have occurred during the course of the riots that have recently […]

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11 November
2020

We Must Stop Confusing Political and Moral Issues

It seems every political issue has come increasingly to resemble a moral ‘rumble in the jungle’. The latest issue to fall victim to moral pugilists is the Free School Meals initiative pressed by footballer Marcus Rashford. During the first lockdown Rashford petitioned the government to offer ‘free school meals’ to Britain’s most disadvantaged children – […]

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24 October
2020

A Recent Contrived Controversy

Recent comments made by Pope Francis about same-sex unions have raised quite a stir. In a new documentary ‘Francesco’, about the present Pontiff’s life, Pope Francis says, ‘homosexual people have a right to be in a family. They’re children of God and have a right to a family. Nobody should be thrown out or be […]

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15 October
2020

Nationalism is Here to Stay and It Could Be a Force for Good

Today the fallacy that truth and morals are relative is pervasive and this has led to a pretence in the West that all cultures are a priori to be regarded as equal. This is in part due to loss of faith in the traditional modes of political organisation and cultural norms. There are many examples, […]

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30 April
2020

Imitation Does Not Equal Intelligence

There is the most extraordinary thing in the air at present whereby we simultaneously seek to understand the brain as a computer, and the computer as a brain. Though no one actually seeks directly to equate the two items in question the very attempt seems self-defeating, since the metaphor by which we try to deepen […]

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25 April
2020

What Happens after Covid-19?

The election of President Trump in the U.S.A., and the successful Brexit campaign here in the U.K., may be seen in retrospect as significant incisions in globalism’s death by a thousand cuts. Covid-19 might just be the last in a series. Globalism has, it is thought by many, played its role in the spreading of […]

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11 April
2020

The Inverted Pyramid

Europe’s ageing population is an inconvenient truth for those who advocate social liberalism. Indeed, the liberalist path that the EU has trodden for many years now has led it to the brink of societal catastrophe. With a current fertility rate of 1.6 (average) in the EU27, dark clouds hover ominously over the economic future of […]

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5 March
2020

The Art of Friendship

Facebook has given new meaning to the saying, ‘Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit’. Social media has brought with it great benefits, but one of the biggest problems associated by many with them is that there seems to have come about post hoc if not propter hoc a diminution in understanding of […]

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