Tag Archives: Popologetics

Tim Hawkins and Milton Jones: Sometimes Laughter is the Only Apologetic

Comedian Milton Jones has given  brief, well reasoned defence of the Christian faith on the Guardian’s Website. Anyone who has read his “10 Second Sermons”will know that he is an unusually thoughtful Christian, who puts more thought into a quip than some writers put into an essay.

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Five Quick Thoughts on Grand Theft Auto 5

“Man’s greatness and wretchedness are so evident that the true religion must necessarily teach us that there is in man some great principle of greatness and some great principle of wretchedness.

For those of us who understand the importance of the keys “Q”, “A”, “O”, “P” and “space” or who got excited when Spectrum produced an affordable home computer with 124 kB of RAM, the world of the modern gamer is an alien and awe-inspiring environment.

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Miley Cyrus, Family Values and Pagan Sexuality

It has been a year since Miley Cyrus’ (aka “Hannah Montana”) infamous dance with Robin Thicke on MTV’s Video Music Awards ceremony. A rich, privileged white girl publicly announced her entrance into the adult world by dancing on a stage with giant teddy-bears; she then  stripped to her underwear to gyrate with her African-American dance troupe.

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Margaret Thatcher and the Ninth Commandment

THOU SHALT NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST THY NEIGHBOUR.

The purport of the commandment is, since God, who is truth, abhors falsehood, we must cultivate unfeigned truth towards each other. The sum, therefore, will be that we must not by calumnies and false accusations injure our neighbour’s name …Calvin’s Institutes

Now there’s something we’ve forgotten – the importance of a name.

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When Hollywood Goes to Hell

‘Hell is neither so certain nor as hot as it used to be’ Bertrand Russell

In Sam Raimi’s movie Drag me to Hell a sweet mortgage adviser Christine Brown succumbs to temptation. To gain a promotion to assistant manager she refuses to give a vulnerable old gypsy woman an extension on her mortgage repayments.

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