Tag Archives: Nostradamus

Blake’s Jerusalem and the Purported Myth of Jesus in Britain

“Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Marcus Aurelius. I had long ago come to believe that it was impossible for me to be surprised any more by how … Continue reading

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“And I Dream I Can Spread My Wings”

The international news is unrelentingly awful to the extent that it puts me in mind of the bleak, horrific visions recorded so often by Nostradamus in his famous work The Prophecies. Like every other person of goodwill, if I could … Continue reading

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A Study of the Beast 666

“Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is six hundred threescore and six.” The Book of Revelation, chapter 13, verse 18. Unfortunately … Continue reading

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Echoes of Nantes, 1793: Drowning in the Mediterranean

Over the course of the last few months, I’ve been increasingly horrified by all the accounts I’ve seen of mass drownings of migrants in the Mediterranean. Last week, a boat carrying as many as six hundred people capsized off the … Continue reading

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Mullah Omar and the Gift of Laughter

A little while ago, I learned via the BBC that the Taliban had published a 5,000 word biography of Mullah Omar on one of their websites. The BBC’s accounts made for moderately interesting reading, but what amazed me was the … Continue reading

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Sunlit Uplands?

In the years and months leading up to December 21st 2012, we were assailed with a range of predictions that this date would be marked by apocalyptic events of different kinds. There was also a belief in some circles that … Continue reading

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