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religion

The Golden Rule Examined

Christianity is one of the religions that prides itself most on the superiority of their ethics. One of the biggest, most compelling cases for such boastfulness (itself a sin) is the so-called Golden rule. TO quote Matthew 7:12 Therefore whatever you desire for men to do to you, you shall also do to them; for […]

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books

Julian by Gore Vidal, historical fiction done right

Julian is a story about a man, and just that is the greatest triumph of Vidals work. Be it a film or book about a significant historical figure, the figure is usually treated like a Ubermensch or Saint, ignoring the most interesting part, the contradictions and complexities of their person. Bad authors can’t help but […]