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Some follow up

Yesterday I posted an essay asking Christians who might be tempted to vote for Donald Trump in the November presidential elections one simple question: where is the line? I thought I’d follow that up with some links to related articles. The two most important ones are these by David French: Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies for Me? Remember, the Christian command to love your enemies came from a savior who was an entirely innocent man about to be executed by his enemies, yet he was also dying for them…

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One simple question

I recently submitted a chapter for a book about the upcoming US election. My submission wasn’t ultimately included in the project so I’m posting it here. It is directed primarily towards Republican voters. Feel free to discuss. On November 3rd 2020 I won’t be voting for Donald Trump or the Republican Party. In case you’re tempted to stop reading right about now, I won’t be voting for the Democratic Party nominee, either. As a citizen of both the United Kingdom and Sweden, I’ll be watching not participating. When it comes…

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Gender 

The battle for biology heats up

I predicted some years ago that society would face a battle over biology as transgender activists seek to change laws in their favour. There was always an inherent contradiction but the ideology doesn’t care about coherence or consistency. So, we are witnessing an increasing battle between feminists, sportswomen and some scientists on the one side and transgender/woke activists on the other. What is interesting though is to see who has control of the media – who gets to produce the next heart-warming movie about a man becoming a woman or…

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Reviews Sweden 

Book Review: A Utopia like any other

A Utopia Like Any Other: Inside the Swedish Model by Dominic Hinde My rating: 4 of 5 stars Sweden, for a relatively small country, occupies a rather large role in global discussions. It is held up as either an example of statist groupthink or an ecological utopia. Swedes themselves would never call it a utopia but they would also unquestionably say the world would be a better place if everywhere else was more like Sweden (just with better weather). In this highly readable book, journalist Dominic Hinde takes you on…

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Never suboptimal

This year is an election year in the US and that will, by November, have driven the rest of the world crazy. But it will also put one social and moral issue into the spotlight again and again and again. Abortion. Nowhere in the world perhaps is this issue as politicized as it is in America. It is, above all other reasons, THE reason why people who wish Donald Trump was not their candidate will nevertheless, on November 3rd, vote for him. In many ways, I think this support is…

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Is there a reasonable alternative?

We would all probably feel healthier if we didn’t spend so much time staring at the car crash that is American evangelicalism and politics but it’s Christmas and we all need something to entertain us. Now I’m not American so I’m neither a Republican nor a Democrat. In that sense, I have no dog in this fight, or skin in this game. This makes me feel like an impartial outsider observer but of course, that’s nonsense. I’m European (citizen of both the UK & Sweden) and even on my most…

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Is nuclear war more likely than you think?

I have to admit I feel a bit of a kook every time I write about this but I’m increasingly convinced that the situation is getting worse (or maybe I’m just getting old). Consider the following. We have several geo-political flashpoints that are concerning: North Korea (has nuclear weapons) Iran (wants nuclear weapons) Kashmir (India, Pakistan and China all have nuclear weapons) You can throw in a few more wrinkles to all this by considering how nations are talking of protecting their satellites and also arming satellites. Life in many…

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Scandinavia’s reign as the happiest place on Earth is ending

Sort of. According to WIRED: When it comes to happiness, Scandinavia – a group of countries made up of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden – seriously outperforms its peers. In the last five editions of the World Happiness Report, no Scandinavian country has ever appeared outside the top ten. The last time a Scandinavian country didn’t make it into the top ten was the first report, in 2012, when Iceland came in at a comparatively miserable 20th happiest country in the world. (In the last two reports, it has…

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