The Endarkenment

These pages of notes from October 2013 show mind map techniques which I found helpful in investigating the political and ideological influences in contemporary Britain. By identifying these different influences in 21st century morality and ideology I hoped to understand why people think the way they do. Quotes attributed to Martin Luther are accompanied by…

Josephus on Jesus.

Evidence for the existence of Jesus of Nazareth external to biblical texts is available in a number of ancient writings including that of Flavius Josephus who was born several years after the Crucifixion in 37 AD. Josephus is generally considered to be an accurate historian although there is some criticism of his bias towards a…

On a wing and a prayer

A book review on the ‘The God Delusion’ by Richard Dawkins You will learn quite a lot about when to use adverbs in polemical discourse but next to nothing about God. Richard Dawkins has not a clue about religious experience. Like many arrogant and otherwise intelligent people he thinks that because he has not experienced…

Pushing the boat out

  During the 1930s Malcolm Muggeridge was a socialist and a journalist for a leading English national newspaper. After emigrating from England he went to live in the Soviet Union which attracted many left-leaning English intellectuals of the time who were convinced by inadequate socialist convictions. He soon came to realise that a culture based upon atheistic…