Can you imagine sixteen-year-old men today lying about their age for the privilege of dying in a war? Today, lying about one’s age is a technique used for access to alcohol, not valour.
The only way to be cheerful about losing your wealth is if firstly, you can trust God for tomorrow’s Manna. To have faith in a God who provides, contentment with what he provides, and love for whoever we have opportunity to share his provisions with.
What do you get when you mix the post-modernism of an SJW with the teachings of Christianity? If you want to find out, then Richard Holloway’s recent book review How to read the Bible (Spectator, 30th March) is a good place to start.
What is the value of a human being? This question has had many answers over time, and our secular society is not well equipped to answer it. We can start by asking what the word “value” means.
Having been failed by science in more than just the lack of hover-boards, post-modernism rejects materialism, and re-embraces the spiritual. It rejects empiricism and embraces the irrational. But I protest that they are not as different as they look.
Perhaps you’ve heard of the “god of the gaps” objection against religion. That God is an idea superstitious minds use to fill gaps in knowledge. But is it truly more reasonable for us to fill the gaps with science than with God?