Adrian Roberts commented on Mark Collins's article How can we affect or stimulate positive change?
"Hi Mark.
Maybe I'm naive but I am not certain that in Europe most people would say they believe in the primacy of the individual rather than the community. At least they pay lip service to believing in the community, while in practice trying to find…"
Aug 29
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's event Discussion: Climate Change and Social Pressure to Conform
"Also, with just 0.04% of the atmosphere being CO2, human emmissions have a much greater ability to affect a smaller percentage than they do a larger percentage. It's still a big number though, 0.04% of atmospheric CO2 is a huge amount!  However…"
Aug 29
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's event Discussion: Climate Change and Social Pressure to Conform
"I think Steve's suggestion that there is not consensus around global warming is wrong.  For me it isn't conforming to peer pressure or of our social group to go with the scientific expertise on the…"
Aug 29
Mark Collins published an article
Hearts and minds are a very challenging thing to influence! It is clear that, certainly in the West, we are dealing with decades of indoctrination that have resulted in a larger number of people believing in the ethos of the individual rather than…
Aug 29
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's blog post Understanding Lucy Letby
"I think we should seek to understand why someone would want to kill babies, even if we cannot relate to such dreadful behaviour. By we, I probably mean experts. I suspect ordinary people couldn't possibly begin to get past the natural revulsion in…"
Aug 23
Paul Hazelden commented on Mark Collins's article The ethics of immigration
"Many difficult questions here!
A couple of fairly straightforward responses (I think!)...
You ask if the drivers of immigration are directly or indirectly caused by a particular set of nations, does that place a moral responsibility on those nations…"
Jul 27
Mark Collins commented on Brian Monahan's article The real problem ...
"Spot on Paul."
Jul 8
Mark Collins commented on Brian Monahan's article What could be done?
"My approach would include removing a numerical target from the Home Office - they should be assessing each person as an individual, with respect. This includes timely responses, proper resourcing and above all working in independence from politcal…"
Jul 6
Mark Collins commented on Brian Monahan's article The real problem ...
"My perception of the 'real' problem is a political one. The issue has been used by those as a way to gain support electorally. The issue has been largely manufactured as a 'problem' by the popular press and by those with an agenda (rather like…"
Jul 6
Mark Collins published an article
[Back to Immigration]
Introduction
As with many issues, discussions surrounding the issues raised by immigration are often dominated by pragmatic arguments, for example questioning whether we have room for more people, whether we have the resources…
Jul 6
Mark Collins liked Brian Monahan's article Immigration
Jul 6
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Three Kinds of Sex
"This is an interesting article.https://www.patheos.com/blogs/keithgiles/2023/02/the-6-genders-acco... contains a link to the six definitions the article discusses.
http://www.transtorah.org/PDFs/Classical_Jewish_Terms_for_Gender_Di..."
Feb 14
Paul Hazelden commented on Mark Collins's blog post Ethical Foreign Policy
"There is an informative article by Lin Taylor in Context - Britain's foreign aid: Where does the money go?"
Jan 11
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Human Identity
"Do I exist in the past, present and future simultaneously?  I believe there are models that suggest that every moment is an on going process. "According to theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli, time is an illusion: our naive perception of its flow…"
Sep 13, 2022
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Morality: An Introduction
"Option three - pragmantism - e.g. The Golden Rule is pragmatic in that if I treat others well I may more likely treated well myself. Evolution has perhaps delivered what we call 'moral behaviour' as a pragmatic development that creates a more…"
Sep 13, 2022
Mark Collins commented on Paul Hazelden's article Christianity: the Sovereignty of God
"'Not really providing a solution'. Religion has never provided solutions, just random explanations that when it comes down to it are all variants on 'God moves in mysterious ways'. Of course sometimes religious communities engage in practical help…"
Sep 12, 2022
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