I can see why people turn to religion.
Not those who have been brought up religious, as I believe that is indoctrination, but those who were never religious in the first place and choose to follow one of the many Gods that have been created.
It is the desire for meaning. The wish to have,and to know, your life has a purpose.
You are here to do God’s work. Part of a greater plan. Momentarily passing through this plane on your way to something much greater.
It is a comfort. A white lie that allows you to wake each morning and go to bed each evening believing that these 80-years are not just an accident of biology and evolution.
Continue reading “On Life, Death, and Living the Dash”
Since 1979, no candidate for British Prime Minister has succeeded without the support of Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper The Sun.
Despite its ingrained sexism and misogynistic attitude towards women; despite its racist and xenophobic barrage of headlines; despite the illegal activities of a number of its senior staff; and despite lying repeatedly about the deaths of 96 football fans; The Sun remains the most widely read newspaper in the UK.
Alongside the monarchy, the newspaper continues to be the most popular obstacle to democracy in the country.
Continue reading “Brighton and Hove: How To Take On The Sun – And Win”
Roughly 30-months ago I started this blog.
Thousands of hours and 130+ posts later, I think that it has come to its natural conclusion.
Continue reading “Trouble and Silence”
The idea had been born in the mind of Hazy Joe. So called not just because his name was Jonathan Haze, but also because each time he was seen he was engulfed by a cloud of marijuana smoke.
The only thing that the university cared about more than money was reputation. Though the two were inexorably linked.
The snow from the Winter of Discontent had begun to thaw, and though the battle had been lost, many still refused to believe that the war was over.
Politically the student movement had quickly learned that it had no power. The opposition to the university tuition fee rise was passionate, but ultimately futile. Abandoned by their political representatives, the students could only look to one another.
Continue reading “Nine Thousand Reasons To Stand Up”