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Civilisation 35: Pontius Pilate

Pilate was no stranger to executions, including by crucifixion. His reputation was for anything but leniency. He was responsible for executing various Jewish rebels and would-be Messiahs – not just Jesus so his alleged reluctance seems very misplaced indeed. Continue reading

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Civilisation 28: Chrysippus

Chrysippus was a determinist, believing in fate and pre-ordination. And yet he also championed the role of free will, a concept he believed could best be approached by practicing Stoicism. Continue reading

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Civilisation 24: Cleanthes

I wouldn’t have liked Cleanthes very much. I think I’d have found him a little too dour and serious for my tastes but his influence upon Stoicism cannot be denied. Continue reading

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More stunts than a Hollywood blockbuster

Britain First has no intention of fighting any sort of serious political campaign in their target seats Continue reading

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Galileo and the Pope

Europe was gripped by the extremist totalitarianism of a Christian church that hadn’t yet been outgrown by an educated society. Continue reading

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It’s Darwin Day again! Many Happy Returns!!!

The way the religious community reacted to Darwin (among many, many others) should give us all very serious cause for concern. The clergy persecuted Darwin then and they continue to persecute modern freethinkers today. The church is a cancer in the midst of our society, holding back progress whilst pretending to lead the way. Continue reading

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A levelling lesson in equality

UKIP is not a refreshing party of the future. It is a regressive party of the past. UKIP wants to strip ordinary people of the rights our ancestors fought (and died) for over centuries of struggle Continue reading

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