SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
December 30, 2020
December 30, 2020
There is so much bad faith and general dishonesty in public discourse over contentious issues, and particularly when people argue about abortion, that it is refreshing when someone tells the unvarnished truth about what they believe. This happened in the white-hot abortion debate in Argentina, which ended last night as the nation’s senate approved a
December 30, 2020
"It is important to oppose ethically compromised science," says Ron Belgau, "but it’s also important to cheer scientists who produce ethical research."
December 30, 2020
Not only does human society come from God, but so also does its purpose and the authority needed for it to attain its purpose.
December 30, 2020
“He had a way of exuding holiness but without being sanctimonious. It was just better in his company." - Fran Godfrey to Simon Caldwell, on Mgr Freddy Miles
December 30, 2020
"Helped by the international community,” Pope Francis said, “I hope that the country's leaders might be able to quickly alleviate the suffering of the dear population.”
December 30, 2020
“Graham Greene continues to speak to an unquiet world,” Prof Greene declares, adding, more importantly, that he is “one of the very few modern writers in English who can be valued for a whole body of work”.
December 30, 2020
Purists may blanch at the invented dialogue and contemporary flourishes with which Fry embellishes his narrative. But to do so is to neglect the fact that the myths have been evolving and mutating since long before they were written down.