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When Is The Islamic State Not The Islamic State?

When is the Islamic State in Syria – ISIS – not the Islamic State in Syria?

Apparently the answer to this question is: since a couple of days ago, when the hive mind of lazy politician groupthink decided that we must bend and warp journalistic practice – and the English language itself – in order to make it clearer that the majority of us do not condone the activities of that brutal, backward-looking group of primitive fundamentalists. 1,216 more words

Politics

How do we know what true Christianity is?

or, Whose orthodoxy is the right one?

There’s been a lot of talk recently about whether Islamic State militants are truly Islamic. They of course claim to be the true representatives of Islam, but… 709 more words

Religion

"Religion" (an artist collaboration)

A work by Kevin du Plessis and Amanda Plaatjie. “Religion” forms part of a theme concerning fundamentalism drowning. 9 more words

Art

Responding to Islamic State II

I have just watched Dan Cruickshank’s program on BBC Civilisation Under Attack and how Islamic militants have destroyed 2,000-year-old treasures at Palmyra. As a historian, I am as upset by such events as Dan Cruickshank obviously was. 154 more words

Fundamentalism

"Patriarchy" (an artist collaboration)

A work by Kevin du Plessis and Amanda Plaatjie. Patriarchy forms part of a theme concerning fundamentalism drowning.

Exhibitions: 2 July 2015, Snowflake, Potchefstroom. 9 more words

Art

Righteous & Wicked: Two Ways the Bible Can Be Used For Or Against Society


I am saddened by the recent string of church burnings in the South. Sadly, it makes me reflect that we need to prepare ourselves for the fact that this is most likely going to get worse before it gets better. 8,445 more words

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