Tag Archives: Religious fanaticism

Charlie Hebdo back in the News

I’m going to have to be careful on this subject. So far, I have tried to stay away from the subject of the Middle East, the involvement of the west, the situation of thousands of political and economic refugees desperately … Continue reading

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Square Pegs in Round Holes

JV who often comments here has written an interesting posting for his blog – Unity or Coexistence? One cannot but wonder if some traditionalist Christians have simply missed the bus. JV is very lucid about these matters like in an … Continue reading

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Interesting Ideas – and their Limitations

For the first time in a few weeks, I have found a subject that strikes me as being of interest. There was the Semaine du Golfe when I was totally off-line. The only electricity I was using was a rechargeable … Continue reading

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Emerging Totalitarianism?

This seems to be a balanced article – Orwell, Huxley and the Emerging Totalitarianism. It is a subject that preoccupies me. I have read both 1984 and Brave New World, and have read William Shirer’s monumental The Rise and Fall … Continue reading

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Don’t Proselytize

I follow on from yesterday’s article with some stuff that is being sent out by e-mail. In particular, there is a link to a posting by the Young Fogey, our odd friend by the name of John Beeler – who … Continue reading

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Mental Illness and Religion

This is a subject I have thought of writing about for some time. It is a sensitive one, because I am not qualified in psychiatric medicine or psychoanalysis. I only have a few notions, so I can only express myself … Continue reading

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Shrill Polemics

Something discussed in our recent Council of Advice meeting inspired me to write on the subject of shrillness on the part of many polemicists seeking to defend their convictions and win others over to them. One Council member regretted having … Continue reading

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Meltdown?

Dr William Tighe draws our attention to Anglican Church in Meltdown. The article is inevitably written by the ever-smug Fr Dwight Longenecker. I could say say all kinds of unkind things like wondering what he’s doing in America and so … Continue reading

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Conspiracy Theories and Democracy

Whilst we are on the subject, this is worth reading: Are conspiracy theories the biggest threat to democracy? Observer columnist and academic John Naughton said: The reason we have conspiracy theories is that sometimes governments and organisations do conspire. You … Continue reading

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Mysticism and Asceticism

There is an extremely interesting article from the Latin Mass Society Chairman Joseph Shaw in his blog – Mystical not ascetic: a response to Pope Francis, Part 5. This is the last part of a series of articles on Pope … Continue reading

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