I prepared this two-minute speech as a panellist in a BBC Debate at Broadcasting House on 22 April 2015, chaired by Roger Bolton, with Aaqil Ahmed (Head of Religion, BBC), Ruth Gledhill (Christian Today), and Professor Robert Beckford (Theologian, Canterbury Christchurch).Read more »
News this morning of the sale for £.75billion of another national asset, Eurostar, to reduce the national debt, strikes a dissonant chord.
Isn’t ‘national debt’ an oxymoron, if anything ‘national’ can simply be flogged off?Read more »
For once, our reasonable culture has no reasons.
Of course, it’s obvious the Charlie Hebdo cartoonists were killed for religious reasons, but why would one kill for religion?
The killings by two masked gunmen audibly shouting Allahu Akhbar – God is Great – on videos replayed over and over again, are bullets to the heart of the Western dream.Read more »