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Civilisation 37: Paul (Saul) of Tarsus

Paul spent half his life preaching about the Divine Christ and spreading his discriminatory bile across the Middle East before being imprisoned and eventually executed by Nero. His discriminatory legacy has continued though – alas. Continue reading

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Civilisation part 1 PDF

Beginning 4,700 years ago in ancient Egypt, this project has led me all the way to the Palestine of a little over 2,100 years ago. Part 1 began with Imhotep and ended with Pontius Pilate. Continue reading

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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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