Monthly Archives: November 2019

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité

As I sat through the ceremony of reception today at the Préfecture of Rouen of myself and about fifty other new French citizens, I listened to the recorded propaganda message with the ears of a philosopher. The essential theme was … Continue reading

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Sarum Calendar 2020

The Sarum Calendar for 2020 has been added to Dr William Renwick’s More Documents page. You can download it from there. It begins from 1st January, so if you need the current Advent, you need the final month of 2019. … Continue reading

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Abusus non tollit usum

There is a story, perhaps untrue, about a public building that had all its fire extinguishers removed because it was esteemed that few people knew how to use them properly. It’s obviously better for the building to burn down and … Continue reading

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Some ideas to take critically

In the light of my postings over the past few days, I am led to think of a way to keep a critical mind about authoritarian (anti-parliamentarian) politics and “diseased” religion caused by literalism and materialism. I am going to … Continue reading

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In Flanders Fields

This poem of John McCrae is well known and taught to children in schools. He wrote from the point of those who were killed in the Great War. It reflects a view of war that remained too romantic and early … Continue reading

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Christianity and Society

I came across the article Atheists sound the alarm: Decline of Christianity is seriously hurting society. It is quite fascinating and reminded me of the two articles (first and second) I wrote on Christian Humanism. I wrote these two from … Continue reading

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Tradition and Progress

My brush with pope Boniface X has been quite thought-provoking in an odd sort of way. There always has been tension between religion – any religion – being essentially a book containing precepts and teachings, compliance with which being the … Continue reading

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