Dale Claridge

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Writer studying at The University of Nottingham

October, 2017

September, 2017

April, 2017

  • 21 April

    Dropping Bombs, Even Big Ones, Doesn’t Make Us the ‘Bad Guys’.

    bombs, Afghanistan, Iraq, USA

    Recently, the American air force deployed one of its most powerful weapons against IS militants in Afghanistan. It has the greatest payload of any conventional bomb ever used in warfare. Some have argued in response to such a monumental display of power and destructive capability that we have only ourselves …

  • 13 April

    Unfortunately 100 is Small Pickings for Ramzan Kadyrov

    Ramzan Kadyrov.

    LGBT activist groups and human rights watch organisations are uncovering the systematic targeting of homosexual men in Chechnya. Distressingly, there are reports of prison camps in which gay men are being murdered. Chechnya’s current leader, Kadyrov, has made a number of statements that could be interpreted as either utterly delusional, …

March, 2017

September, 2016

  • 12 September

    Catholic Integrity Relies on the Rejection of Mother Teresa

    mother teresa

    Outwardly, the doting “mother” doing Christ’s work on Earth makes it easy to fall in love with the legend of a woman who founded the ‘Missionary of Charities’, which has mustered up to 4500 Sisters in 133 countries. At first glance, this may seem somewhat in line with the Catholic Church’s …

July, 2016

  • 23 July

    The Evils of Rampant Religious Privilege

    religion, Catholicism,, religious privilege,

    Criticisms of the Catholic Church, Islamist violence and religious intolerance are chiefly and sometimes exclusively championed by people well-known for their anti-religious sentiment. Rather than disparaging religion, it is more respectable to lack any strong beliefs, but also treat religious ideas delicately. However, a whiff of religiosity seems to protect …