• 09/21/2015 - 10:32

    Back in 2008, I had an on-line debate with Greg Clarke who was the then-director of the Centre for Public Christianity. The subject was just how much influence the teachings of Jesus have on moral ideas generally, at least in our Western tradition. I've reproduced it here. I've not included comments from others which also appeared on the original blog, given that this is a copy of the original material, which I don't think appears elsewhere on the web. Anyway, here's the original exchange ...

  • 05/03/2015 - 08:18

    Trying to get a handle on the diversity of reactions, ideas, the fair and the unfair, the complexity, around Islam.

  • 08/17/2014 - 19:04

    I've long had a fascination with this controversial document. Why did it so grab people's attention, and why has that persisted to the current day? Here's my views, derived from a radio debate that I almost participated in.

  • 01/13/2014 - 22:53

    The history and ideas of Scientology - through the observations of an SF fan who saw its start, and some obserations of my own.

  • 01/13/2014 - 22:08

    I try for a fresh look, trying to engage with all sides - something I hope will be of interest to everyone overwhelmed and bewildered by the Israel debate.

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