Beyond the politics of anger

Dec 2, 2016 by

by Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, MercatorNet: This is not politics as usual. The American Presidential election, the Brexit vote and the rise of extremism in the politics of the West are warnings of something larger, and the sooner we realise it, the better. What we are witnessing is the birth of a new politics of anger. It is potentially very dangerous indeed. No civilisation lasts forever. The first sign of breakdown is that people stop trusting the ruling elite. They are seen as having failed...

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Russian Orthodox Patriarch on gay marriage, secularization, the future of Christianity

Nov 29, 2016 by

from MercatorNet: In a wide-ranging interview, Patriarch Kirill predicts a bright future, if Christians are tough and resilient. The Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill was recently interviewed by the Russia Today network about a range of issues, including gay marriage and political correctness. Coming from a country where the government tried to stamp out Christianity for 70 years, Kirill draws on a long history of dealing with its enemies. Here are some excerpts from the interview, conducted...

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Milo is a martyr to the madness of ‘British values’

Nov 24, 2016 by

by Chris McGovern, The Conservative Woman: In recent years, the Government has required schools to teach and promote “British values”. Those schools that fall short face a reprimand from Ofsted and are likely to be placed in ‘special measures’. Central to the “British values” agenda, according to Ofsted, is “mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and those without faith.” It was for this reason that, at the...

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Louis Smith is threatened and suspended for mocking Islam, and Theresa May preaches tolerance, balance and responsibility

Nov 3, 2016 by

by Archbishop Cranmer: […]  This isn’t about Louis Smith’s freedom to mock Islam, but our collective prostration to the censorious cult of tolerance by which all public utterances are now subsumed to a new code of blasphemy and enforced respect which increasingly shields Allah, Mohammed, the Qur’an and mosques more than the names of Jesus and YHWH or the Bible and Church. It is ironic that Parliament, having legislated to abolish the crimes of blasphemy and blasphemous libel as they...

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Students are fighting back against the PC creed

Oct 6, 2016 by

by Brendan O’Neill, Spectator: A pro-free speech – and anti-NUS – movement is  gathering steam at universities all over Britain. Last week, students at York University staged a walkout from the sexual consent classes organised by their student union women’s officers. A quarter of the freshers decided they didn’t want to be lectured to by union worthies about when it’s OK to have sex. So they got up and left. ‘These talks are inherently patronising of both genders,’ said Ben Froughi, a...

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Diversity and inclusion have trumped the truth

Oct 2, 2016 by

by Rev Jules Gomes, The Conservative Woman: Irrational philosopher? Isn’t that an oxymoron? Well, it used to be. Not anymore. The new discipline of Irrational Philosophy was born last week at the annual conference of the Society for Christian Philosophers (SCP). Its chief exponent is the world’s first irrational philosopher—Michael Rea, Professor of Philosophy at the Catholic University of Notre Dame. Since time immemorial, philosophy has been a quest for truth based on reason. So, how was...

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