Monthly Archives: February 2013

Roman paganism, rather than atheism in the driving seat?

On Tuesday 19th February, I was privileged to attend a debate in the Cardiff Student Union Great Hall, between Prof. Christopher Norris (atheist) and Dr. Peter Williams (Christian), an ex-student of his.  Both men are widely-published although I must confess … Continue reading

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The New Atheism: comfortable, middle-class and detached

Recently, having lost patience somewhat with the distinctly one-dimensional ‘Religion for Atheists‘ (Alain de Botton’s attempt to reinvent spirituality without God), I found myself rather more satisfied with the structure and content of Andre Comte-Sponville’s ‘The Book of Atheist Spirituality‘. … Continue reading

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Locating Sodom and Gomorrah

After the recent weeks of the media dominating our thoughts with the issues of gay marriage and the developing culture of inhumanity within our ‘caring profession’, I thought I’d refocus on ‘something completely different’, namely the overthrow of the cities … Continue reading

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The Mid-Staffs Enquiry

The official report of the Mid-Staffs Enquiry, compiled by Robert Francis QC and his team, was published today (5th February).  It comes in two volumes, the first comprising 455 pages, and the second, a further 367.  It is inconceivable that … Continue reading

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As we once were

Years ago, my Gran and I were rooting through a box of old photos when we came across one of a pretty young girl, with flaxen braids, sitting on a hay-bale.  I asked her who it was, and was surprised … Continue reading

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