Tag Archives: mercy

I’m a monster, you’re a monster – reflecting on ‘Jihadi John’ and Jimmy Savile

There’s been a lot of talk about monsters recently on news and comment channels. So Jimmy Savile, abusing his celebrity status to prey sexually on vulnerable children, was a monster. Mohammed Emwazi aka “Jihadi John”, beheading innocent civilians and aid … Continue reading

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Spiritual insights from Harry Potter

In my previous piece on Harry Potter, I only scratched the surface of the books’ riches. There’s so much of spiritual interest and benefit in the stories that it would take a book to explore it. But I’ll fit as … Continue reading

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Killing in the name of – Christianity and the death penalty

The jury’s still out on whether the recent killing of Osama bin Laden should be classed as assassination, execution, extermination, murder or manslaughter; an act of war, of revenge or of self-defence. However, had he been brought to trial it’s … Continue reading

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Justice, mercy and the love of God

I’m taking a short diversion away from Universalism, but only down a parallel street to look at related issues of justice and mercy. Conventional wisdom has it that justice means getting what you deserve, mercy means not getting what you … Continue reading

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