There is a certain unspoken complacency amongst many Westerners that all the gains we have made in science and liberty in the past few centuries have come about by liberating the Western man from Christianity, and the style of conservatism that it birthed. Unshackled from clerical binds, the logic goes that society will naturally become more and more wealthy, free and happy.
Joseph Weissman is a linguist and a writer
Joseph Weissman writes about a range of topics, often with a special focus on contemporary theological antisemitism. His work has featured in the mainstream media, and his writings are frequently discussed on online theology forums. He enjoys learning new languages and reading Latin American literature. He likes to wind down by playing the guitar.
27/02/2015 15:17 GMT
As things stand, an innocent lady will be hanged in Pakistan without committing a crime, whilst those who openly boast of "chasing her through Hell" and seek her death will not even be investigated in the UK.
22/10/2014 11:35 BST
Listening to Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu speak about Islamist terror threats in Middle East, it is clear that the international community's determination to fight Islamic State (commonly known by its Arabic acronym "Daesh") essentially parallels Israel's determination to fight the Islamic Resistance Movement (commonly known by its Arabic acronym "Hamas").
07/10/2014 10:58 BST
American essayist and writer Gore Vidal passed away recently. Much has been written in praise of the controversial and polemic author, widely admired for his wit and intellect.
13/08/2012 11:49 BST
It is tough to keep up with fashion trends - none more so in politics.
02/08/2012 11:24 BST
This week, the Boko Haram organisation has <a href="http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2012/06/05/boko-haram-thanks-god-after-killing-12-in-nigeria-church-bombing/" target="_hplink">claimed responsibility</a> for a bombing in April, when a suicide bomber drove a car filled with explosives into a church congregation, murdering 12 people.
14/06/2012 09:10 BST
For those seeking peace in the Middle East, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) would be an unlikely role model. Yet the Far Left in Britain has chosen to listen to a PFLP plane hijacker tell them about intifada and Palestine, this July, at the Marxism Festival.
22/05/2012 14:17 BST
14/02/2012 13:40 GMT
David Cameron has predicted that the controversial lobbying industry may well cause the next scandal to affect Britain on a large scale.
23/12/2011 12:37 GMT
Most Messianic Jews are hugely disappointed that the Checkpoint conference will take place with the blessing of the wider church. We feel let down by many institutions within Christianity, and we are sure they can do more to eliminate antisemitism in Christian theology.
09/11/2011 23:44 GMT
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