We in Western democracies value our freedoms highly; people have died to secure them, people have died defending them. We cry foul when one sovereign nation impinges on the democratic process of another, nations have gone to war to defend the freedoms of others, populations have risen up against their oppressors. Though many rarely use their right to vote, hard-fought and dearly won, they denounce any attempt to curtail it. We pretty much all agree that people are free to do whatever they want to their bodies, they have an inalienable right to personal freedom – we are all born free and equal in dignity and rights. Wear what you want, do what you want with your hair, get tattoos, augment your body, join a political movement, join a socially accepted sky-god cult, take drugs, binge-watch Game of Thrones, engage in relationships with consenting adults… Okay, some of these we are still working on, but you get my drift.
- ‘Life in the United Kingdom’, a Criticism: Part 2
- ‘Life in the United Kingdom’, a Criticism: Part 1
- Wordgames – Why ‘belief’ and ‘non-belief’ are not true opposites
- Which are you? Liberator or oppressor?
- Comparative Contexts: From Stars, to Humans, to Faith
- A Tale of Two Catholicisms
- How to Survive a PhD
- Fwuzzerip, a ‘proof’ of Faith
- The Tedium of Skyrim
- Reflections on St Patrick’s Day
Divisions of Endeavours
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