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On writing, eating and sleeping

Im ok being long forgotten, I wont be here to know. October 11, 2016

I have fine tuned three poems today and finished five pages of How to read a poem by Terry Eagleton. 180 more words

This Writing Life

Deus Redux? Terry Eagleton's Culture and the Death of God

Eagleton, Terry. Culture and the Death of God. 2014. London: Yale UP, 2015.

If you are a regular visitor to my posts, you will know that I have a certain fondness for the writing of Terry Eagleton. 985 more words

Book Review

English eccentric

God is No Thing: Coherent Christianity, Rupert Shortt, Hurst Publishers.

There is a strain of English Christianity that sees faith as entirely reasonable and sensible, like packing an umbrella when the weather looks inclement. 289 more words

Cultural Observation: Progress?

“The dream of untrammeled human progress is a bright-eyed superstition.” – Terry Eagleton, atheist

Newt Gingrich's Sharia Deportation Test

A friend pointed out Newt Gingrich’s Sharia Deportation Test to me:


I took the quiz. Result: I was told that Newt Gingrich is going to have me deported. 957 more words

We must also keep in mind, as I have written elsewhere, “the perversity of human desire, the prevalence of illusion and idolatry, the scandal of suffering, the dull persistence of oppression and injustice, the scarcity of public virtue, the insolence of power, the fragility of goodness and the formidable power of appetite and self-interest.” […] There are certain negative features of the human species which cannot be greatly altered.

– Terry Eagleton, On Evil (2010)