December 21st, 2018

The Problem With Laws

by Clinton Chisholm

No law, whether divine or human, can make anyone good and even at their best laws can only block some people from doing the wrong. Increased police and soldier presence and policing can do no better whether via SOEs or …

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 …