Tag Archives: Mystery of Evil

Stoicism, Competitiveness, Dominance and Aggression

I have just been reading Red Dreher’s Manhood As Mental Disorder. When I started reading it, my first thought was “more of the same” from the growing swing back to Hitler’s Ubermensch and the New Soviet Man away from the … Continue reading

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Cry to the Night

Words fail me as I look at the news and Facebook pages and see the blindness descending upon England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It now seems late in the day to denounce details of the political process leading to … Continue reading

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Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?

Some comments were made about the beautiful vestments used for the Sarum Mass at Hampton Court. There is a frequent argument for punishing the Church and stripping it down to nothing, a kind of creeping nihilism that has spread into … Continue reading

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More on Wooden-Leg French

I am still in the midst of sorting out paperwork for my French nationality application, and this is something I just hate doing. It revolts me to the tips of my fingers – as the French say – and it … Continue reading

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L’enfer, c’est les autres

It is the famous quote from Jean-Paul Sartre in his play Huis Clos, which is literally translated Hell is other people. Ideally we would be connected by love to the whole of humanity, but such an ideal is destroyed by … Continue reading

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Caste, Class and Determinism

I am beginning work on my article for The Blue Flower, Christmas edition, on the theme of nobility of spirit. I have found this theme fascinating in the work of Berdyaev, a Russian Orthodox philosopher influenced by German Idealism, the … Continue reading

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Continuing Anglicanism in France

There is an official description of my Chaplaincy of St Mary the Virgin, Hautot Saint Sulpice, France in our Diocesan Website. My brother in the priesthood, Fr Jonathan Munn, asked me to write a posting about my ministry in France. … Continue reading

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