Donald Trump & Hillary Clinton Now Starring in: The Basket of Deplorables — A Freak Show Masquerading as an Election

“As a connoisseur of human folly, I thought you impatient to be savouring these delights.” “Of some delights, I believe, sir, a little goes a long way.” Mr Bennet & Lizzie Bennet in the 1995 TV adaptation of Pride & Prejudice   I can’t help but recall these lines whenever my thoughts turn to the freak show masquerading as an election, which is currently hurtling its way to its dramatic and awful conclusion somewhere across the Atlantic. Were the spectacle […]

Recovering Objective Truth Part 2 – The World That God Made

In the first part of this piece, I tried to get to the root of the major cultural and societal changes that have come upon us over the last century or so, and I made the case that what we are seeing is Hegelian Dialecticism in action. This idea, from the 19th Century German philosopher Georg Hegel, proposes a marketplace of ideas (thesis and antithesis) which tend to compete with one another to produce a new idea (synthesis). Now this […]

The Future is Bright: The Future is Christian

This last Tuesday, I was privileged to attend The Conservative Woman’s first forum, where the motion being debated by Peter Hitchens (Mail on Sunday) and Tim Stanley (Daily Telegraph) was “Christianity has no future in Britain”. The event was chaired by TCW’s very own Kathy Gyngell, who remarked quite rightly that the subject under discussion is immeasurably more important than the EU referendum. For those who regularly read Mr Hitchens, it will come as no surprise that he was the […]

Father God or Mother Feminism?

    It’s remarkable how long it took the church to realise that all those masculine pronouns used in the Scriptures to refer to God – He and Him – are merely arbitrary, and really the biblical writers could have gone either way with the Hes and Shes, Hims and Hers. What is all the more staggering is that you would have thought that some of the giants of church history – Ignatius, Polycarp, Origen, Athanasius, Tertullian, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, for instance – at least […]

He is He and He is not She!

So there is a clamour in the Church of England to start using feminine pronouns to refer to God in worship. It is of course inevitable that this would happen. Firstly, it is inevitable because the church has been feminised over the last century or so, and this process led to the ordination of women ministers and recently to the ordination of women bishops. It is only inevitable that the process would continue with demands being made to make God conform […]

Stephen Fry: There is no God and He’s Horrid

Poor Stephen Fry. Having just fooled himself into the belief that he is somehow “married,” he has now decided to try and outdo his late friend, Christopher Hitchens, and Richard Dawkins in the “thunderous denunciations aimed at the God we don’t believe in” contest. Here are some snippets from this sage of our age in an interview with Gay Byrne on RTE television’s The Meaning of Life: In his imaginary conversation with God, Fry says he would tell him: “How dare you create a […]