Daily Archives: 17/10/2010

Secular intolerance, heresy-hunting police, and freedom of expression in Britain today

Progressive intellectuals who scorn ‘the right’ as knuckle-dragging extremists are themselves promoting a range of secular fantasies which uncannily mirror pre-Enlightenment religious fanaticism. Anti-imperialism, anti-Americanism, anti-Zionism, environmentalism, scientism, egalitarianism, anti-racism, libertinism, moral relativism and multiculturalism are all quasi-religious movements – evangelical, … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism

Edward Feser brilliantly sums up the history of philosophy in less than 200 words

Edward Feser, who really should be at an Ivy League institution or, better still, Oxbridge, brilliantly sums up the history of philosophy: The history of philosophy is like The Godfather Trilogy.  The Godfather is one of the best movies ever … Continue reading

Posted in History, Philosophy, Quote of the Day

Christopher Hitchens proved wrong: study shows that faith leads to increased moral behaviour

The Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey (SCCBS) was undertaken in 2000 by researchers at universities throughout the United States and the Roper Center for Public Opinion Research.  You can read about the findings of that survey here. The differences in … Continue reading

Posted in Politics, World Events, Secularism