Tag: christianity

  • How Christian Monks Saved Beowulf

    “This point cannot be stressed enough: the pagans did not write things down.”

  • Christian Persecution and Fundamentalist Theology

    “There’s a very good historical reason that large numbers of North American Christians feel “persecuted”: persecution is a central feature of fundamentalist theology, and fundamentalism has become extremely influential through its rebellious child named neo-evangelicalism (what most Americans these days just call evangelicalism). Fundamentalism began as a reaction against the mainstream and prides itself on…

  • On Outing (2)

    “Bollocks. It removes the political power they are using to destroy the lives of others. You think that it’s embarrassing for him? I see the surviving partner denied pension rights in a same sex partnership, or indeed the denial of hospital visitation rights before death. I see states that allow for homosexuals to be sacked…