John Bartlett

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JUST JOKING JOYCE

JUST JOKING JOYCE

By on Jan 10, 2015 in Blog | 9 comments

The shocking events of violent extremism witnessed in the past few days in France truly puts under the spotlight the threat posed by fanatics who basically lack a sense of humour. Humour is our most subversive weapon in the fight against absolutism. Surely one of our most critical human attributes is a sense of humour, the ability to laugh at our own seriousness and...

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St Valentine & Nudity

St Valentine & Nudity

By on Feb 14, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

I’ve never been much in favour of celebrating Valentine’s Day. With its superfluity of hearts and red roses it always came across as a schmalzy, hyped-up, over-romanticised American import – a total commercial rip-off. Who was St Valentine anyway and what did he have to do with love? It turns out that Pope Gelasius in 496 AD proclaimed February 14 to be the...

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