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The Sunday Sermon; Faith and Doubt

Talking with carter this week he drew my attention to the comments by Justin Welby about his doubts, and how the usual atheist suspects had leapt on them as if … Continue reading

September 21, 2014 · 3 Comments

Another Country is the Past

please be aware this post discusses rape in a personal context  I have been quiet here this week, and it would be easy to put that down to a busy … Continue reading

September 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dogging, cottaging and cruising

The excellent Chris Ashford is quoted on the subject of dogging and cruising here, on the BBC website. Now I’ve covered some of my own views about dogging here, and … Continue reading

September 17, 2014 · 1 Comment

It’s all about me

Tattoos are a very personal way of communicating. They let us publicize an image, a idea of ourselves, or something that matters to us to whoever we choose to allow … Continue reading

September 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life at the double meat palace

Doublemeat Palace is an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer where her dreams come true. She works in a minimum wage job, tired and overstressed in a desperate attempt to … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Invisible gorillas and the independence referendum

For a while I used to hangout with management consultants. A favourite trick was they would show you a video. It featured a group of students, and your task was … Continue reading

September 15, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Sunday Sermon; Pro all choice

There can be few topics more personal than abortion, and few that are as politicised and moved from the personal into the public sphere. For this very reason I take … Continue reading

September 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nihilism and the search for identity

I wrote yesterday about the cave, and the experience of trying to give names to the shadows we cast. I have fulfilled many roles in my life. Some of them … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

No Repentence

It’s common on the death of a political figure for their contemporaries to react like this. Brought up as we are not to speak ill of the dead platitudes seem … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 2 Comments

The cave

Jem is the resident philosopher, and will know if it really was Plato who suggested that we all live in a cave, and see not reality, but the shadows on … Continue reading

September 12, 2014 · 4 Comments

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