Tag Archives: religion

Religious School Admissions (9 Days To Election)

I haven’t been within state provided education for over ten wonderful years at this point. I went to a dilapidated, badly staffed school in an urban area (that has subsequently moved to a much nicer building), where an ethos of … Continue reading

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Review: God’s Not Dead

God’s Not Dead Trailer I want to fully admit, at the start, the only reason I actually watched this film was because I had heard how legendarily bad it was, in a whole lot of different ways. You might well … Continue reading

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Review: Calvary

Calvary Trailer “I was seven years old when I first tasted semen.” Thus begins Calvary, and thus immediately does it kill any expectations that the second film of John Michael McDonagh’s self proclaimed “glorified suicide trilogy” will be in the … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (18/8/12)

Third place this week goes to the Irish Olympic homecoming “controversy” that was reported on extensively as the Games came to a close. Seems plenty of people wanted the chance to have an Italia 90 style welcome home party for … Continue reading

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The Stupidest Thing I’ve Read This Week (5/5/12)

Third place this week goes to a project on Kickstarter, looking to get funds in order to carry out a scientific expedition to the Congo. The aim is to discover and document new insect and animal species. All well and … Continue reading

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Losing My Religion, Sort Of

I was really impressed by the Vatican when I saw it a few years ago. It’s a magnificent little state, exuding power and authority in every part of it. You feel, very much so, as if you are in the centre of … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Orleans

Second to last and we’re going back to the Hundred’s Years War. Name: The Siege of Orleans The War: The final phase of the Hundred’s Years War. When: 12 October 1428 – 8 May 1429 Where: Orleans and the surrounding … Continue reading

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The Teachings Are The Important Part!

I don’t usually write upon religious matters, but something struck me in the last week. My old alma mater was hosting a talk, one whose topic was on the Resurrection. The theme of the talk was on disproving the event, … Continue reading

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NFB’s Decisive Battles Of The World: Hattin

The Crusading period is one my favourite parts of history. What follows is its most important moment. Name: The Battle of Hattin (sometimes known as the Battle of Hittin or Battle of the Horns of Hattin). The War: The Crusader-Ayyubid War, part of … Continue reading

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NFBs Decisive Battles Of The World: Gravelines

Something a bit closer to home this time with some of the most famous figures of the period. Name: The (naval) Battle of Gravelines The War: The Anglo-Spanish War When: 8 August 1588 Where: The English Channel near the port of Gravelines, … Continue reading

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