Tag Archive: history

Understanding ourselves – two island stories

Several hundred miles off the coast of southern Argentina there is a cluster of small islands called the Falkland Islands, with a climate similar to Scotland (unpleasant) and nothing much inspiring in the… Continue reading

pondering creation

Sometimes, when I’m watching swallows swooping, or funny faced donkeys in a field, or just bumble bees buzzing around flowers, I’m completely astonished I can believe all this is here by chance. In… Continue reading

why are we here?

Atheist logic says omelettes (and human beings) just appear from nothing and for no reason. Although this quote is quite worthy of my good blogging buddy Silence of Mind, it actually comes from… Continue reading

understanding history, understanding humans

It has been the feminine role through the centuries to strengthen the man, build him up, and hold him to his commitment. Families, mother, father and children have been the NORM for centuries… Continue reading

step by step christianity

In order to assist my Christian friends bring more faithful to fold, I thought it would be nice to boil Christianity down to it’s purest, simplest form so that any passers-by who aren’t… Continue reading

calling all historians

But let me ask you, and others who study or enjoy history the same question. Do you think people in history acted more nobly or morally than people today in any capacity? Or… Continue reading

five phases of humanity

There exists a tug of war between theists and atheists trying to deliver proof for which of their two stances is natural for humans. In the past, I have unashamedly taken the side… Continue reading

thoughts on syria (not all mine)

I’m struggling to get to grips with what’s going in Syria. I can’t bear to read or watch much of the news coverage, not only because it’s disturbing, but because of the impending… Continue reading

denying change

I’ve recently had the opportunity to dust off my medieval history degree in an attempt to help some historically challenged Catholics understand some of the changes their religious organisation has been through over… Continue reading

a logical belief in gods

A blogging buddy, who enjoys science and has a penchant for strong alcoholic drinks, recently made the shocking statement that he is logically inclined to believe in the existence of a creator deity.… Continue reading