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Posted inReproductive rights

The Bible approves of abortion: So why is the Religious Right really anti-choice?

Reading Time: 3 minutes As anyone who doesn’t live off the grid already knows, the Supreme Court handed down its decision on Dobbs v. Jackson, effectively removing protections for women to obtain secure safe abortions in the United States. The decision overturns Roe v. Wade, allowing states to outlaw a woman’s right to choose at their discretion, and introducing […]

Posted inSecularism

A Tale of Two Cities

Reading Time: 3 minutes Well, not really two cities. More like one mini-city and a small town. And this little scribble is obviously not on the scale of Charles Dickens monumental historical novel about London and Paris during the French Revolution. This is about two places with the same name…Bangor. An article in the October issue of Church & […]

Posted inPolitics

A Few Election Thoughts

Reading Time: < 1 minute Are a couple of thoughts: Irrespective as to whether Biden or Trump wins this, Joe Biden was my last choice for Democratic primary nominee. I wonder whether there is any decent data to suggest whether he was the best choice or not for beating Trump. I came round to the conclusion that the best choice […]

Posted inPhilosophy

Actuality, Abortion and the SCOTUS

Reading Time: 19 minutes Here is a guest piece from author Gunther Laird, who recently wrote The Unnecessary Science: A Critical Analysis of Natural Law Theory (UK), which I edited and consulted on. Please grab a copy! This piece is particularly pertinent given what is going on in the Supreme Court right now.  Actuality and Abortion Gunther Laird As readers of A […]

Posted inPolitics

Amy Coney Barrett Shows Her True Colours

Reading Time: < 1 minute We are in a situation where Trump’s one-term administration has had three times more indictments than Nixon’s. This is corruption central, and nothing reflects this more for me than the deeply hypocritical manner the GOP are going about their SCOTUS nomination. They are prepared to do anything for power. What has been fascinating is Amy […]

Posted inPolitics

Dark Money and Selecting a Conservative Catholic Judge

Reading Time: 4 minutes This performance from Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is stunningly good. And this should make anyone interested in far and honest politics utterly ashamed of what the GOP is doing right now. Vested interests. $250 million spent why? “If you find hypocrisy in the daylight, look for power in the shadows.” Wow, that is spot on. Watch […]