What Do We Know?

Wednesday, 21 April 2010

[Picture of St Jerome in his Study 1480]IT is a misconception that as one ages one becomes more wise; for it seems to me that as I get older many things I have held as truths are actually false.

I’m not merely talking about Santa Claus, Mohammed or Jesus — I am talking about so much more.  And I am not alone; it seems that there is enough misinformation out there to make a as many as seven series of Stephen Fry’s television programme, “QI” — which deals exclusively in misconceptions. Read the rest of this entry »

How Sport is Flawed

Sunday, 21 February 2010

[Picture of Laurel Wreath]MY argument here is simple: sport is about athletes and spectators.  Human beings, individuals, and even teams — but not countries, and not political or religious ideologies. Read the rest of this entry »

What is Free Speech

Sunday, 15 February 2009

[Picture of Scandal Magazine]A LOT of people seem to think that “Free Speech” is a basic human right, and that it allows you to say anything at all about anything or anyone at all.

However, that is not the case; Read the rest of this entry »

Who or What is God?

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

[Picture of Charlton Heston as Moses]WRITING about God is always going to be controversial, that’s a given, but everybody seems to be doing it on the web, so I thought I would contribute to the debate in my own small way.

I ask you to consider God from a whole new point of view. Try it and see what you think. First of all unburden yourself for the time being of your prejudices and beliefs, just for the sake of argument. Read the rest of this entry »

[Picture of Two Ku Kux Klansmen]RACISM, segregation, apartheid, exclusivity, equal opportunity, élite… these words (and many others) strike fear into the hearts of modern folk. Why? Read the rest of this entry »

How It All Began

Saturday, 10 February 2007

[Picture by Michelangelo]THE BEGINNING of mankind, of the planet, even of time itself can never be known, merely guessed.

In the traditional Jewish faith, the Tanakh or Written Torah has a book entitled Genesis that follows the pattern of the Ancient Greek. These traditions involve (a) gods, (b) a male, (c) a female, (d) a temptation, and (e) a tempter. Read the rest of this entry »