Tag Archives: Politics

Do you remember that the Oxford English Dictionary announced that for 2106, the word of the year was ‘Post-Truth’? Since then with the rise of ‘alternative facts’ and ‘fake news’ something is happening! The Enlightenment Project elevated Reason to a … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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A Tribute to My Friend And Some Reflections On The Church Ads A Result

I want to pay tribute to my friend Peter, who died just last week. We lived in different cities, and I was not as close to him as some others were, but I would like to think that I was … Continue reading

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Whats The Matter With Halal Food?

Recently some people in Australia have attracted attention by objecting to Halal certification of foods eaten by Australians. I thought that this idea was worth exploring. The first thing to say is that the words ‘Halal’ are the closest thing … Continue reading

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On Recent Events And Apocalyptic Thinking

When ‘Brexit’ was happening, and now Mr. Trump is sure to become ‘President Trump’ I noticed a lot of posts on Facebook, and I put one up too thinking that ‘We live in Apocalyptic times.’ Then during Advent, I read … Continue reading

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A Bit More on ‘The Authority of The Bible’ and how it ‘Happens’ to Us

I am reading Tim Costello’s new book ‘Faith’ during morning prayers. It is a great book in the tradition of those collections of ‘readings for each day.’ One story he tells is of a Lebanese Christian man, Milak, who is … Continue reading

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Trinity: A Model For Community That Does Not Destroy Individuality

Here is an interesting thing that I found in an article in a recent ‘Age’ (reprinted from the New York Times)(Newspaper). The author, David Brooks was meditating upon the movement in opposite directions for complete autonomy, while at the same … Continue reading

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