Monthly Archives: December 2015

Archons

Modern cinema, especially in science fiction epics like Star Trek and Star Wars, is a dramatic reflection of human psychology and mythology. We find images of the conflict of good and evil often grossly simplified but often based on ideas … Continue reading

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Clearing the way

As I was discussing gnosticism on Boxing Day, I mentioned the usual criticisms coming from conservative Christianity. I will certainly make a distinction between problems caused by theological incompatibilities and objections from a more political point of view. As I … Continue reading

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The seeds are planted

That might seem an odd title for St Stephen’s Day. My feeling of “dryness” has probably been beneficial. Of course, over the past week, it has been the run-up to Christmas (mostly the preparation of the “secular” part), and many … Continue reading

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Christmas 2015

I would like to wish all my readers a happy Christmas by whatever way they choose to celebrate it. Another year passes: Hic praesens testatur dies, currens per anni circulum, quod a solus sede Patris mundi salus adveneris. Here in … Continue reading

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Inclusivism and Exclusivism

This is just to follow on from my earlier posting, because I am a priest belonging to an orthodox (little “o”) Christian Church, and have responsibility in regard to my Bishop and the faithful in our Diocese who read my … Continue reading

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It’s all the fault of religion!

I had a phone conversation with my father a few days ago, and the subject of the troubles in the world came up. My father reacted by saying “It’s all the fault of religion”. Now, what should I have said? … Continue reading

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A new (but not so new) way forward

We bloggers (floggers?) tend to come to a watershed sooner or later, especially when we become aware of bad feelings and occasional hostility. I have certainly discussed “true churches” exhaustively and I haven’t much more to say on the liturgy … Continue reading

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