With the world in crisis, I offer this timely warning about “overtly godless” solutions:
My view of Peter Jackson’s adaptation of Tolkien’s magnum opus has mellowed over the years. Here’s why:
“I think you richly deserve a dispensation from any booze deprivation! I hereby, by the sacerdotal powers invested in me - dispense you.” These words were spoken today, via e-mail and with an appropriate degree of whimsy, by my friend.
I’ve received an e-mail from someone asking whether there is “some place In Shakespeare where he addresses religious liberty or freedom of conscious in response to the spectacle of Catholic persecution he witnessed since his childhood”. Here’s my reply.