October 14th, 2018

Of Illegal Drugs, Guns and Sex

by Clinton Chisholm

Two non-Jamaican writers have made statements that still have impact on my mind.

Concerning the drug epidemic in the USA decades ago Dr. A.E. Wilder-Smith, a Christian academic said the root cause is not so much the physical availability of …

September 25th, 2018

More Religious Poison?

by Clinton Chisholm

In my recent Jamaica Observer column (‘How Religion Poisons’, Observer, 17/9) I provided historical tidbits to show the major flaw in Christopher Hitchens’ claim that Christianity poisons everything. These tidbits which the Church pioneered in western societies were voluntary charity …

September 16th, 2018

How Religion Poisons Everything

by Clinton Chisholm

The headline of this blog is the subtitle of a book that forms the springboard for my reflection now.The late, notorious atheist Christopher Hitchens published a best-seller titled god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

The book is well …

September 12th, 2018

Proving Anything

by Clinton Chisholm

I think we are all aware of it though it is not as central in our thinking as it ought to be. The ‘it’ I have in mind is the difficulty, no the impossibility of proving anything absolutely. Even when …

July 9th, 2018

The Bible and Indictable Ignorance

by Clinton Chisholm

So, my friend Dr. Michael Abrahams regards the Bible as a dangerous book. Well, well.

When I was a young Christian growing up in Montego Bay there was a very popular song at once about Jesus and encouraging Christians to …

June 8th, 2018

Body Rights: Forgotten/Unknown Basics?

by Clinton Chisholm

 

At the risk of losing Gynaecologist Dr. Michael Abrahams as a friend and further irritating my wife’s former Gynaecologist and esteemed fellow Cornwallian Dr. Errol Daley I wish to point out a few things about which I have been