Atheism for the incorrigibly religious

> “Throughout my career I’ve been in search of guidance… … I don’t believe the business of life is obvious…” – Alain De Botton Sydney Opera House, 23rd February 2012 Went to see De Botton last night, courtesy of a friend’s spare ticket and too busy wife. I try to…

True Grit: Review Part 3

Part 2 [http://andersonpost.org/2011/01/true-grit-review-part-2/] “The wicked flee when none pursueth.” (Proverbs 28:1). In the original novel by Charles Portis, the verse is quoted by Mattie Ross, the girl-heroine, in her dry narrator’s voice explaining the flight of Tom Cheney, the man who killed her…

True Grit: Review Part 2

Part 1 [http://andersonpost.org/2011/01/true-grit-review-part-1/] In Sergio Leone’s films (I’m thinking particularly of his trilogy:A Fistful of Dollars, For a Few Dollars More, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly), for the first time the dirt and sweat and moral complication of life on…

True Grit: Review Part 1

This is a 3 part review of the Coen Brother’s film, True Grit. I’ll post it over the next 3 days. It is unashamedly meandering. But from the start you and I have a problem. I can’t really write about the film without disclosing information about the…

Review: Wolf Hall

Wolf Hall (by Hilary Mantel) surprised nobody by taking out the Booker Prize last week. I’ve been reading it over the last month and finally knocked it on the head yesterday. So, I was reading it while the Booker committee deliberated. I like to think that this might have…

Review: Shenkin Cafe

In an ideal world the Australian Federal Government would establish a system similar to Medicare so that all the citizens of this country would be able to benefit from equal access to Shenkin Cafe. Yes, the plan would need to include grants for travel and accommodation for those Australians who…

Review: Resurrection and Moral Order

A review for WebSalt [http://www.afes.org.au/_magazine/]: Resurrection and Moral Order: an Outline of Evangelical Ethics [http://www.moorebooks.com.au/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=6380144&keyword=resurrection+and+moral+order&searchby=title&offset=0&fs=1&CLSN_1518=123415919215181d092ad0c96e876dc3] by Oliver O’Donovan When it…

The Last King of Scotland

Last night Emma and I watch The Last King of Scotland. A film about Uganda under Idi Amin during the 1970’s. It’s a remarkable film – tense, beautifully shot, incredibly acted – and it seems sadly relevant in light of the ongoing monster-parade of leaders that plague the developing world.…