The Cosmic War

Philip Pullman's views on religion have become topical once more with the BBC's recent adaptation of His Dark Materials (still available to view on iPlayer). This serialisation (season two, which will deal with the events of The Subtle Knife, is due to come out later in 2020) has encouraged many to (re-)read the books. As …

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Civilisation

Phillip's posts on the Soviet Union and my own reading for pleasure at the moment have made me think again about the concept of "civilisation". It has been common for us to talk about decay and loss over at NEO and AATW. Older contributors and commenters have seen notable changes in the USA and UK …

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Elder Scrolls Theology: A study in competing interpretations of shared data

The title of this post is rather tongue-in-cheek. However, it serves as a warning for the unwary who wish to read real academic material - the prose is dense and should be read slowly. Given the gravity that tends to characterise a lot of our discussions, it seemed good to have something more frivolous today …

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