Monthly Archives: January 2009

Lies, damned lies…

“I am not going to this festival, for my time has not yet fully come….But after his brothers had gone to the festival, then he also went, not in public but as it were in secret.” John VII 8 – … Continue reading

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To practise what we preach

Subsidiarity is a dull word for a very important principle. In brief it means that decisions within organisations should be taken at the lowest possible level. Higher authority should only apply when, in a particular set of circumstances, it is … Continue reading

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Professor Dawkins probably exists

THERE IS PROBABLY NO GOD. NOW STOP WORRYING AND ENJOY LIFE. This encouraging message is now appearing on London buses, and will be extended to a further 600 buses in the provinces. The secular humanist campaign strongly supported by Professor … Continue reading

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Telling right from wrong – 2

In my column of October 24 I listed the major ways in which we might distinguish right from wrong. The first was deontology, or the law-based approach, which the column outlined. The second was a judgment of the consequences of … Continue reading

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To the Gentiles, a folly

So here we are at the New Year, and still celebrating Christmas right up to the Epiphany. Is that an intelligent thing to do? Apparently not. At least according to retired Danish professor of psychology, Helmuth Nyborg. This is what … Continue reading

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