Extremism

The Lady of Heaven protest cinema

‘The Lady of Heaven’ is Islam’s ‘Life of Brian’ moment

'The Lady of Heaven' is currently being pulled from cinema chains because it is considered 'blasphemous' by certain Muslims. They have a perfect right to protest, of course: this is a free country. But once again we see the assertion…
Church of the Nativity holy land

Silent Night, Holy Land

As our minds turn once again to the baby that was born in Bethlehem two millennia ago, amidst social unrest, foreign occupation, political turmoil and religious zealotry, we might reflect…
Alan Day Prodigal Tory Party membership

The Parable of the Prodigal Tory

There was a political party whose membership included a man and a woman. One day the man said to his party, "You know, I'm increasingly irritated by the political drift,…