Carol (2015, dir. Todd Haynes)

From its opening shot Carol declares the world a prison, a place of constriction and immobility. The incapacity to move or the experience of obstacles in one’s way, delimiting the capacity to become mobile, underline the film; with the ideas expressed consistently in the blocking and framing of the characters in relation to the environments that they… Continue reading Carol (2015, dir. Todd Haynes)

The Truth About Christianity

An essay in exposing tactics used to enslave humanity /  Chapter One: False Religion and the Roman Redefinition of Christianity There's a disassociation produced when one renders Christianity as material—historical, textual, social, political, economic etc.—for analysis. If nothing else Christianity is world bound, word shaped, world shaping. If any one claim is certain: not one… Continue reading The Truth About Christianity

Thinking Christian Innocence: Reflecting on the Presbyterian Church of Ireland’s Undue Fascination with Not Being “Homophobic”

I begin with a remark that I won't substantiate, but hope you can accept as truth as an observation: Christians in the Presbyterian Church in Ireland (PCI) have an undue fascination with not being considered "homophobic". They really want you to know that while they can't embrace queer people as such ontically or in policy, they… Continue reading Thinking Christian Innocence: Reflecting on the Presbyterian Church of Ireland’s Undue Fascination with Not Being “Homophobic”

China and the Internet: What of Structural Anti-Socialism?

I’ve been thinking about the stymying of connections to Western internet websites one experiences, if one uses China based internet connections. I recognise that first sentence is an awkward one—most absurdly, perhaps, because I don’t want to call it, right off the bat, “censorship”. I do this because, if one does so, one automatically prejudices… Continue reading China and the Internet: What of Structural Anti-Socialism?