There is a well-known doctrine in Islam called Taqiyya. It’s the principle that should some deceit further Islam’s interest, you have a duty to deceive. It looks tragically as though Usman Khan was pretending that had been de-radicalised, when in fact, as his killing spree indicated he hadn’t. But he had deceived a number of people on the way. Continue reading “Islam has three political strategies; immigration, population and violence. Reflections on Usman Khan..”
Only 5 per cent of UK population love the Bible. We need to get serious about evangelism.
Following the news that just 5 per cent of the population are ‘Bible-loving’, Bible Society has created seven other spiritual types (such as ‘Bible Nostalgic’ and ‘Bible Indifferent’) to indicate various attitudes to scripture that are prevalent in the UK today. But Gavin Ashenden is sceptical as to whether these new personas will help the Church turn the tide of unbelief
I can’t manage the moral math’s that lies behind our new internet ethics.
I’ve been reading stories or moral virtue and disaster in the public arena and trying to work out if there is any calculation or balance at the bottom of the moral scoresheet between virtue and vice; between effort and failure.
Do you remember the phrase “the writing is on the wall”? Continue reading “Internet ethics abolish forgiveness.”