Category: Religion & Philosophy

the metaphysical and speculative

Advent 11 – While Shepherds Watched

“While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks” is a Christmas carol describing the Annunciation to the Shepherds, with words attributed to Irish hymnist, lyricist and England’s Poet Laureate Nahum Tate. The exact date of Tate’s composition is not known, but the words…

Advent 10 – Mary’s Boy Child

‘Mary’s Boy Child’ was written as a Christmas song in 1956 by Jester Hairston, a leading figure in Negro spirituals and choral music. It might have originated as a pop-gospel track, but now, it’s more often performed as a carol.

Advent 9 – Away in a Manger

“Away in a Manger” is a Christmas carol first published in the late nineteenth century and used widely throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain, it is one of the most popular carols; a 1996 Gallup Poll ranked it joint second.…

The old problem of credulity

Surprising that it came from haiku, that sceptical young techie but he may have been sending it to mock: Immigrant children being organ harvested in massive global organ trade racket that’s beginning to be exposed And of course, everyone will…