The best thing about this book is that it is succinct, engaging and easy to read, not dry or heavy at all.
The Pelican History of Medieval Europe by Maurice Keen: Dot Points
Some chapters were easier to read than others, but overall this was a rather heavy read.
Note added 28/11/2020: Yes, I did believe this at one point in my life. I was going through a lot in my life (which I have no intention of posting here, so don’t bother asking) and I was in a very dark place. It was a very brief interlude in my life of maybe a few years where I hated everyone and everything, myself most of all. I didn’t believe this before that time, and I don’t believe it now. However, I am not going to delete this post as I believe in owning my mistakes as well as my successes.
Atheist or Not?
Let me just begin this post by apologising in advance. I’m just going to be posting my thoughts rather than attempting to put together a structured post. That may cause my musings to be a little disjointed or difficult to… Read More ›
Fallen by David Maine is a vivid retelling of the old, familiar stories of Adam & Eve and Cain & Abel. Beginning with the final days of Cain and moving back in time to Adam and Eve’s banishment from the… Read More ›
No More Nurture’s Nook
Those of you who follow my tumblr blog, Nurture’s Nook, may have noticed it’s sudden disappearance. It has come to my attention that tumblr now refuses to allow LGBT blogs to appear in search results. As I cannot support any… Read More ›
Open Letter To America
Dear America, I am writing to express my concern over the direction in which you seem to be heading. You used to be ‘the home of the brave, the land of the free’, the cool kid who the rest of… Read More ›
It’s a depressing measure of the scale of the sex abuse scandal engulfing the Catholic Church that news of a priest preying on a child is no longer shocking. —Madison Magazine p53 Related articles Aussie Paper: Pope Quit Over Sex… Read More ›
John Holt in ‘What Do I Do Monday?’
“A man may cling desperately to the belief that Jesus loves him because he is certain that nobody else does. Thus Christianity can all too easily…turn into a religion of hate and despair.” ~ John Holt in ‘What Do I… Read More ›
Barry Rubin in ‘The Tragedy of the Middle East’
“…with rulers, writers, clerics, generals, and professors swearing that real peace, moderation, and reform would destroy religion and betray the Arab and Muslim people, who could persuade the people otherwise? And if everyone who disagreed was branded a traitor and… Read More ›
Does Jesus Save Aliens?
Four hundred years after Renaissance philosopher Giordano Bruno was burnt at the stake for his belief in the “plurality of worlds” (aliens), scientists and religious leaders gathered this week at a seemingly more open-minded Vatican for a conference on astrobiology… Read More ›
Maypole Chant from Wicker Man
I really love this chant from the maypole scene in Wicker Man.
This joke has been floating about for a while now, but it’s one of my favourites, so I thought I’d share.