Category Archives: Observations

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

Posted in Comment, Ethics, Morality, Observations, Politics, Racism, Social Constructs, South African Politics, World Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why Fr. Russell is right! An opinion on Russell Pollitt’s homiletic standpoint.

In business, a project manager’s lot is not an easy one. Their discipline requires of them that they tell their sponsors what they need to hear and not what they want to hear! Well Fr. Russell has done just that … Continue reading

Posted in Observations, Opinions, Religion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Satirical Insensitivity

Zapiro is normally an insightful satirist, highlighting the ills in South African society with humorous skill. On April 9th, in the Mail & Guardian Newspaper, a cartoon was published which was meant to satirize the ousting of Zwelinzima Vavi from … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic, Comment, Journalism, Observations, Opinions, Religion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Trinitarian Dilemma

This post attempts to lay a simple foundation for defining the Doctrine of the Trinity in a way that allows me to accede to an acceptable level of intellectual assent. As my knowledge grows, I would hope to expand on … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Catholic, Discussion, Faith, Opinion, Religion, Religious Philosophy, Spirituality, The Holy Trinity, Theism, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Catholic, Comment, Ethics, Journalism, Morality, Observations, Opinions, Politics, South African Politics, Southern Cross, World Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Comment, Ethics, Morality, Observations, Opinion, Social Constructs, World Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Bible – Sole Arbiter Of The Christian Faith

That Holy Scripture is central to the tenets of the Christian faith is not disputed; that it is the sole arbiter of the Christian faith is. Sola Scriptura is a cornerstone of Protestant theology, but it is, in my opinion, … Continue reading

Posted in Apologetics, Catholic, Comment, Discussion, Faith, Observations, Opinions, Theology | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment