Monthly Archives: August 2004

Theology and history for fun and no profit

I suppose one should not be terribly surprised that, according to Andrew Sullivan – yes, I know he’s an irritating squirt, but he keeps track of some interesting stuff – some politicised Evangelicals have taken to referring to Christians of … Continue reading

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The truth of comedy

We’ve just been watching Ricky Gervais’ live set on Channel Four and very funny most of it was as well. The bit about masturbation using wingless flies was disturbing; the version of Genesis hysterical; the routine about the coast-guard and … Continue reading

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Mills of God

Of course he is innocent until proven guilty, but Mark Thatcher, who has just been arrested for involvement in fomenting the failed Equatorial Guinea coup, does have a certain amount of form. He tends to be most remembered for whose … Continue reading

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TV shows that annoy fundies…

The deaths are often the best thing in ‘Six Feet Under’ – sometimes it seems like they are in competition these days with ‘Dead Like Me’ for the most elaborately tasteless demise. And tonight’s – guys inflate loads of sex … Continue reading

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An important essay

I’ve just been referred to this by Avedon and Patrick. It is one of the best manifestos I’ve ever read of the need to fight conservatism whenever and wherever – it also reminds me of why Voltaire and Rousseau are … Continue reading

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Long rant about various things

I learned something interesting at a party last night, at which I met for the first time in several years a former friend and political ally for whom I had become estranged for reasons that never seemed very sensible to … Continue reading

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Last night, I watched the first episode of Season Four of Six Feet Under – the one with Lisa’s funeral. Her mother seemed terribly familiar in her pop-eyed stroppy magnificence and I could not place her until almost the end, … Continue reading

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