Category Archives: Religion

SECTARIANISM IN THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR – 1.

In any serious struggles, particularly in the case of wars, the victors invariably have the means to ensure that their version of what took place is the one that dominates the historical record – at least for a considerable time. … Continue reading

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OPIUM OF THE PEOPLE.

The title of this article is an extremely well-known extract from a criticism of religion by  Karl Marx. On the basis of much of the left confusion and error with regard to a contemporary problem of considerable magnitude, I think this … Continue reading

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WHITHER THE NATION-STATE?

Whether we consider the multifarious problems in Greece, Spain and other countries, or the emergence of radical Islam (as with ISIL), the continuing 21st century economic crisis of the capitalist mode of production has undoubtedly produced a profound political crisis … Continue reading

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IDEOLOGY AND VIOLENCE – 2.

In Ideology and Violence – 1, evidence was presented of the scriptural justifications for violence against the ‘other’ in the cases of the ideologies of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The ‘other’ meaning those of other religions, no religion and ‘heretics … Continue reading

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IDEOLOGY AND VIOLENCE – 1.

For an individual to resort to violence, (as with an individual act of terror) it is only necessary that some individual becomes so enraged and unhinged by circumstances or by some abnormality that he or she strikes out randomly – … Continue reading

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JE SUIS CHARLIE

The fact that expressing an opinion which offends somebody, can now get you killed makes us all potentially ‘je suis charlie’.  Unless of course, we bow the knee to those who are prepared to kill and maim in order to … Continue reading

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20th CENTURY FEMINIST FRAMEWORKS!

(A critique of some of its aspects. In the 20th century, Feminism became a useful but problematic term with which to label all the various currents and strands of ideas originating from women who stood in opposition to the oppression … Continue reading

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