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THE IRRATIONAL FEAR OF RADIATION

This is an essay by the science writer and broadcaster Geoff Watts who argues that irrational panic about radiation can cause more harm than radiation itself. 3,541 more words

Science

Glossary for Contentious Terms (No Conspiracy Theories!)

I am thinking it might help for me to produce a glossary for some of the ironic and sarcastic terms I use in my writing. The reason for this, is that some of the terms I have coined, if taken literally, might savour of ‘conspiracy theory’ nonsense. 156 more words

Kierkegaard's Practice in Christianity: The Exposition

The offense under discussion here is one of which anyone, for that matter, can be the subject if he, the single individual, seems to be unwilling to subject or subordinate himself to the established order.

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Theology

Hillary Clinton and second wave feminism: Looking Backwards

Mrs. Clinton’s most recent rollout relied on two elements of sentimentality*: the log cabin rags-to-riches theme made famous by the Jacksonians, and the tribute to her mother and grandmother in the closing moments of her speech, thus linking her to the white-garbed, very pure tail end of  269 more words

Feminism

Nietzsche's Paradox

Friedrich Nietzsche was a 19th century German philosopher who, among other things, sought to provide a philosophical vision for a post-Christian world. Nietzsche witnessed the hypocrisy of the professing Christians of his day who were clinging to a moral system derived from Christianity, while simultaneously rejecting belief in God. 1,609 more words

Christianity

Ivan Ilyin: "mankind has been morally blinded"

“Having lost our bond with God and the Christian Tradition, mankind has been morally blinded, gripped by materialism, irrationalism and nihilism … In order to overcome the global moral crisis, we have to return to eternal moral values, that is faith, love, freedom, conscience, family, motherland and nation, but above all faith and love.”

– Ivan Ilyin

Religious/Theological Reflections