Category Archives: Ethics

On the Misfortune of Being White

PREMISE I have been considering the contents of an article written recently by Father Russell Pollitt of the Jesuit Institute in Johannesburg titled ‘Understanding White Privilege’. In it he puts forward the opinion that white folk are inherently privileged, whether … Continue reading

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A House of Cards

A society without an ontological moral watchdog effectively polices itself – it justifies its own actions to the point where it expresses moral outrage and indignation when questioned on its actions, as is currently playing out on the Nkandla stage: … Continue reading

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A Scourge in Modern Times

When we think of criminal activity and in particular theft, we tend at times to wrongly associate the perpetrators with the indigent in society. Whilst this is true in some instances due to circumstance, it is wrong to generalise in … Continue reading

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A Question of Evil

I want to find God! I want to know Him because I believe that He is the only way to ultimate truth, the absolute reason for existence! On my own, I am incapable of satisfying these metaphysical needs and so … Continue reading

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Faith and Contemporary Society

Introduction When you think about it, faith is a strong and compelling word. Derived from the Latin, fides,[1] it describes a relationship of trust and confidence in someone or something, in most instances without proof – but is this the … Continue reading

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In Defence of Men & Women

It would seem to me that man has been on the downward side of certainty since he decided that reason was the sole arbiter of philosophical reflection. The ‘Age of Enlightenment’, initiated in the 17th century, brushed aside the cobwebs … Continue reading

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Stewardship

What a profound word! What does it mean? Where does it apply and to whom does it apply? In our current selfish society, I doubt this word would ever enter the arena of debate, particularly in Southern Africa and yet … Continue reading

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