“I did nothing” – and saved the world

There once was a man who was simply doing his job as he best understood it - but was vilified by his countrymen for not fulfilling their expectations of his duty. He kept his cool when emotions were running high.…

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HEADLINE news: Dawkins to debate a Christian!

On October 3rd, a fascinating debate will take place in (of all places) Birmingham, Alabama. (The details are on the Fixed-Point billboard). Prof Richard Dawkins (aka 'Darwin's Rottweiler) will debate Dr John Lennox. Obviously, John has nothing like Dawkins' profile,…

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micah challenge – what reasons NOT to?

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To ACT JUSTLY and to LOVE MERCY and to WALK HUMBLY with your God. (Micah 6:8) 23rd Sept was our annual World Needs…

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haikus – the art of being succinct

came across this the other day on a random stumble. There is nothing i love more than potent succinctity (i just wish thatwere a word - it says so much more than succinctness). The ability to convey complexity in a…

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Zimbabwe: spot the difference

Following Doc Mtusi's brilliant apologia pro vita sua (see previous post), i was concerned that this blog was all getting a bit too heavy. We all need to let our hair down from time to time. So let's play a…

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Hangovers – “the flaw in paganism”

nice little twist here from the caustic pen of Dorothy Parker. it's something too many hedonists and 'happy pagans' perhaps forget - the interruption of reality; the drizzle of a grey morning after. The Flaw In Paganism Drink and dance…

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US election – they DO do God

This is an interesting website - because the Americans DO do God when they vote. Not that we get to cast anything in this election, despite the fact that it affects us all...  

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Spy, Traitor/Whistle-blower, Conspiracy Theorist, Mystic, Messiah – the peculiar world of David Shayler

This is very weird indeed. Remember David Shayler from a few years back? MI5 operative who came in from the cold to reveal all. Well now he's claiming to be the Messiah. The news blew in August and he was…

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