Saint Andrew

Andrew is said to have been the brother of (saint) Peter and Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland; His white satire cross on a blue background is used as the national flag of Scotland and represented on the British union flag.

Andrew was thought to have been a fisherman in Galilee, who along with his brother Simon, became followers of Jesus, the Nazarene. Read more…

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Saint David

David, or Dewi was Bishop of Menavia in the 6th century, born around 520. The date is uncertain, as was the year of his death: some say 589, others 601, most agree he died March 1st, the day in when he is celebrated.

We have to wait until 1090 AD for the definitive biography, Bucchedd Dewi. The account, Life of David, was written by Rhygyfarch, the son of a bishop Read more…

Saint George

Saint George, patron saint of England, is also patron saint of a few other places: Georgia; Malta; Gozo; Portugal and Romania. One of the most venerated Saints in the Catholic Church, ‘Georgios’ died on 23 April 303, the day named in his honour. He was born between 275-281 AD, almost certainly born in Lydda, Palestine; or Cappadocia, Turkey; or Silene, a fictional town in Libya…or fictional Beirut. Read more…

Flagging Up Christianity

Flags: We seem obsessed with flags in Northern Ireland today even moreso than 50 plus years ago, flying them on homes, businesses. Lampposts, anywhere, everywhere to express, or assert, an areas National identity and the prevalent religious denomination.

Protestants are British, Roman Catholics are Irish and displaying flags lets visitors and residents know and accept which national identity and religious denomination is dominant in an area. Read more…

A Call to Students

Student pioneers on these islands, throughout Europe’s continent and beyond now asserting a future forged in facts, not faith, before faith proves fatal for life as we know it, knew it and imagine it can be.

Students, unafraid to stand with other interested parties – Academic, representatives of labour, political, sporting, cultural, even the religious. Read more…

A Polytheist Christian on the Magical Multiverse

Andrew Luke is a Polytheist Christian from Belfast and, in this Editor’s opinion, not someone who matches the stereotypical ‘born again’ fundamentalist believer in a Christ Messiah

Who is the great magician that makes the grass green?
Andy Luke

Grant Morrison, defines magic as ‘an absolute certainty in perceptual shift’, of reality becoming dream-like. Freud saw it as the power of wishes plus the motor impulse. Crowley defines magical operation is, ‘any event in nature brought to pass by will’. “The Art”, as it was known, is a literal definition for Alan Moore. Interchangeable with magic, he sees a science of language where to cast a spell simply means, to spell, where a book of spells, a grimoire, is grammar. Read more…

A Progressive Path Forward?

Workers, students, pupils, educationalists, management, Entrepreneur’s, housewives, house-husbands, uninformed across this worlds six continents for over 1700 years because imperial powers used faith over knowledge to exert their authority and accrue vast wealth.

Yet now the greed of Empire and it’s use of blind faith has brought the world to the brink of humanity’s destruction. Read more…

Monotheism and the three Abrahamic faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam – A new perspective?

Dan Brown, in his film The Da Vinci Code used the Gnostic Christian religions teachings that Jesus of Nazareth was married to Mary Magdalene.

A belief viewed as heresy by the universal Roman religion and the Reformed churches which emerged after the 17th century Reformation. Read more…