I understand my views may be offensive to some people and may cause distress or upset to others. I welcome constructive engagement with opinions diverse from my own and will publish any responses that are genuine attempts to engage in debate or discussion rather than an opportunity to string lots of expletives aimed at me or other "fascists" together! As one with some roots in Germany and who lost family members fighting fascism, and cut my political teeth in the socialist movement, and who still believes in freedom, justice and equality for all, that is a particularly ignorant piece of slander. Ignorance is the great enemy of progess and I wish my blog to be a small part of ensuring we do not remain ignorant and easily controlled by those who want to control us "for our own good".
I am for one, dedicated to maintaining freedom of thought and expression, I hope this site and blog is a small part of ensuring we keep and value that in the post-COVID, 'Great Reset' era.
Enjoy the intellectual stimulation even if you get mad and are provoked to respond! That was how this blog began for me when I got "mad" whilst watching someone on TV justifying why we should be happy to stay isolated in our homes and let the government take care of us! Das sei ferne!
Here I publish my own material and that of others which may be referenced in other published material or resources that would not otherwise be available (easily!) as well as the original versions of published documents that may vary in format to the published versions. Where there are no issues with the publisher, I will also have urls to the published versions. For my own material on this site, it is always the 'original' version, i.e. what I considered the final, unedited versions so it is worth checking out any published versions as they may have small but important changes or additions though I normally try and backfix any important changes.
These publications vary in subject and quality - personal (pre-2006); undergraduate theology (2006-2012); others are Postgraduate Philosophy and Religion (2013-2016); others are written as part of or alongside my current PhD studies. All the postgraduate were marked at Distinction level so are pretty good pieces of work! However, I think all have a degree of merit and serious thought about them and I offer them in the hope they can be helpful.
© All documents authored by myself are copyrighted but you are granted Attribution rights (i.e. reference this site when you cite or use them in deriviative works!). Where I do not own the copyright you should check with the copyright owner.
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ResearchGate is a sharing site for academics where they can make their research available at no cost to the wider public. However, it will bug you to join which you might want to consider to avoid the adverts and to have a better page layout!!
ResearchGate will allow you to download the fully formatted Word documents for my higher level work, any presentations as well as some of the more recent general articles. If the document is present there, it is recommended you download it from there, although if there is a reference to a published version it is worth checking the published version as there may have been some small (but important) changes when editing it for or after publication.
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Medium is an online publishing platform that allows anyone to publish just about anything about anything or anyone! It has a distinctively American liberal "progressive" (i.e. Europeans would call "socialist") flavour but is a lively forum and I publish some or my more controversial or polemical stuff on there for the purposes of provoking an argument that is hopefully useful so that at least there is an awareness there is an alternative point of view, as you will be able to tell there have been some good, bad and ugly exchanges!!
Being American, it has free, associate and paid tiers of which I am paid which means some stuff gets put behind their paywall. However, you can normally get access to a certain number of paywalled documents before you are locked out though blocking cookies but connecting anonymously ("incognito mode" in Chrome) and emptying your browser cache will allow you access again once you reach your limit...rinse and repeat if you do not want to join!
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