It was provided by Martin Luther, who was the first European to propose the separation of church and state. Medieval Catholicism had been an essentially communal faith; most people experienced the sacred by living in community.
Putting clumsy come-ons on a sliding scale with rape is abominable. E 2 November Get spiked by email Earlier this week, something happened which changed the mood around the Westminster sexual-harassment scandal.
Someone made an allegation of a serious crime. She said she had been told to cover it up by her Labour colleagues, and that it could harm her career if she reported it. Suddenly, everything else seemed trivial. It felt strange to talk about what she was alleging in the same breath as everything else.
And so it should. There is no connection between Westminster gossip and what was alleged by Bailey. We need to make clear that they are not the same thing. This climate makes trying these more serious allegations very difficult. What Bailey is alleging is serious violence, and it is appalling that she was told to hush it up by someone in the Labour Party.
We should not rush to believe her or take her claim at face value, but it should have been taken to the police and treated seriously.
The fact that it took a whirlwind of nonsense and utterly trivial allegations to compel Bailey to speak up means that, now, a fair trial is less likely. If what she says is true, someone will get away with a serious crime. She is not alone, either.
There are an increasing number of young women resorting to social media to make allegations of serious sexual violence. Even before the allegations against Harvey Weinstein, other high-profile allegations have been made and settled online and in the media.
The photographer Terry Richardson was subject to a flurry of social-media allegations inwhich resulted in him losing significant contracts.
Whatever you think of these men, this is not the way a civilised society should deal with allegations of serious crime. Must-reads from the past week.This Myth of Redemptive Violence is the real myth of the modern world.
It, and not Judaism or Christianity or Islam, is the dominant religion in our society today. The Christ myth theory (also known as the Jesus myth theory, Jesus mythicism, or Jesus ahistoricity theory) is "the view that the person known as Jesus of Nazareth had no historical existence." Alternatively, in terms given by Bart Ehrman as per his criticism of mythicism, "the historical Jesus did not exist.
Or if he did, he had virtually nothing to do . Mar 07, · The debate over transgender rights in America often gets reduced to bathroom talk. How much of it is true? The myth of Lee goes something like this: He was a brilliant strategist and devoted Christian man who abhorred slavery and labored tirelessly after the war to bring the country back together.
The Myth of Violence and Mental Illness In today’s media reports about mental illness, there is a tendency to emphasize a supposed link between violence and mental illness. News stories regularly suggest that there is a strong connection between mental illness and crime.
Bosley, a former banker and married mother of three, is the violence prevention manager of B.R.A.V.E. Youth Leaders, a group of anti-gun violence activists ages whose members spoke at the.