Tag Archives: Moral questions

Individualism and Selfishness

1971 was a turning point in my life, and I found myself faced with the alternatives of what can be termed individualism and collectivism. A boy of 12 doesn’t have many choices in life: he follows rules and directives at … Continue reading

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Enthusiasm

Fr Jonathan has gone and fired up my mind again between getting my “hard bastard” week in my boat ready, rebuilding rotten french windows and biting the bullet with a 8,000-word job last night that I wasn’t counting on. I … Continue reading

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Superfluity of naughtiness

– “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls” (James 1. xxi – Epistle for the fourth Sunday after Easter). It always brings a smile … Continue reading

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Post-Truth

What is truth? – asked Pontius Pilate. From when I was a small boy, I vividly remember my father coming into my bedroom asking me whether I had been reading after lights-out time. I lied and said “no”. My father … Continue reading

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Who am I?

There is another fine posting by my brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn – Fatally self-defined. At first sight, it may seem to coincide with my own discussions of Asperger Syndrome and the way some use it as an … Continue reading

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Diversity?

Lent has begun with the Ashes and the Mass of the Feria yesterday. I seem to have battled through a bout of “writer’s block”. Truth to be told, there are few comments on this blog these days, since my subject … Continue reading

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Another Experience of Life

Nothing that results in human progress is achieved with unanimous consent. Those that are enlightened before the others are condemned to pursue that light in spite of the others. Christopher Columbus I have just been re-reading my posting Aristocracy of … Continue reading

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