Category Archives: Theology

Moral Immunity

Here’s a quote from an Unherd essay by Jacob Howland: Ideology is a highly communicable social contagion that infects people who are morally immunocompromised.

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As it was told in days of old…in the Church

Of all the confusions befuddling the people of Britain (mirroring those in the rest of the Collective West), one that seems to be most widely criticised is the wanton destruction of our literary culture in schools and universities.

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Born, made or brainwashed

A fascinating article by Professor of Politics at Birbeck College, Eric Kaufmann, entitled Progressivism, Sexuality, and Mental Illness deals with the report that 21% of “Generation Z” Americans now identify as LGBT.

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Glasto turns religious

The Mail online headline today is “Glasto turns political,” as various “angry stars” protested the US Supreme Court’s decision on abortion. But it actually is better seen as finally coming out fully as a festival of a specific religious cult, that has become the established religion of Britain and the entire West.

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The constitutional right to kill

I ought to say something about the reversal of Roe v Wade, since the laws and practices regarding abortion have been a conflict in which I’ve been actively involved since, I suppose, 1974.

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Logic on fire

A two-part essay by the excellent Nick Hudson, of PANDA, is available here and here. Nick discusses how the disastrous worldwide COVID response stems, in large part, from epistemic failure.

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Revisiting Genesis 1 as a tabernacle-building text

Let’s take some time out from geopolitics to give a few new thoughts on my contention (far from unique) that the way to understand the Genesis 1 creation account is as (a) a non-historic place-setter for the rest of Genesis and, indeed the Bible; (b) a phenomenological, rather than a theoretical, account; and (c) a temple-building text.

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And now for the good news…

Here’s quote from the newsletter of my publisher today, which I haven’t seen before: “There is not one blade of grass, there is no color in this world that is not intended to make us rejoice.” John Calvin

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We must do something

An unusually prolonged exchange on a thread at Daily Sceptic, on the claims that we are in the midst of a mass extinction, put me in mind of the sudden decline in greenfinch numbers in the UK over the last few years.

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Understanding Putin

An old university friend who also follows The Hump wrote to ask me about the sources I use most on the Ukraine conflict, and shared some of his own with me. Among them is Postil Magazine which carries some weighty and worthwhile articles. One which I highly recommend is this one by Etienne de Floirac, giving a deep insight into the political (and irreducibly religious) basis of Vladimir Putin’s vision for Russia. It confirms what I had suspected since the start of this war, that to see Russia’s role apart from its spiritual aspect is an almost universal error in the West. To what extent that neglect is deliberate, and … Continue reading

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