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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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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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Darwin’s Contribution to Humanity – Reply to a letter!

A letter in the 10 to 16 August edition of The Southern Cross (a South African Catholic newspaper) from Pat Dacey of Johannesburg entitled ‘Darwin’s contribution to humanity’, expounds the virtues of Charles Darwin. It really would be interesting to … Continue reading

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Early Riposte to the Fulminations of an Implacable Atheist

I am busy reading Michael Parenti’s latest book ‘God and His Demons’ and though I haven’t finished yet (my reading is in the early stages), my initial reactions require me to express a preliminary opinion. As my reading progresses and … Continue reading

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