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Giles Fraser

Giles Fraser

    Empty words, broken lives in northern Iraq
    Empty words, broken lives in northern Iraq
    When the peacock angel first arrived on Earth he coloured all things with his feathers, according to the tradition of the Yazidi, a religious group...
    Think of God, think of a crying infant
    Think of God, think of a crying infant
    COMMENT
    Peace a dirty word in time of war
    Peace a dirty word in time of war
    Gideon Levy doesn't want to meet in a coffee bar in Tel Aviv. He is fed up with being hassled in public and spat at, with people not willing to share...
    Are modern detectives the new priests?
    Are modern detectives the new priests?
    The box set is the crack cocaine of viewing experiences. At 3am, having watched several episodes on the trot, that little voice in the head suggests...
    Can you be too religious?
    Can you be too religious?
    The spiritual side of boredom
    The spiritual side of boredom
    The boats on Roaring Water Bay are hardly moving. The west Cork wind, often ferocious, has dropped to a whisper and the dinghies are aimlessly...
    Talking about death could make our passing less soulless
    Talking about death could make our passing less soulless
    This is a familiar scenario. I am sitting at the side of somebody's bed in hospital. They are dying. It's not an especially comfortable...
    Blame psychological warfare
    Blame psychological warfare
    In 1947, the official United States historian of World War II, Brigadier General SLA Marshall, published his groundbreaking book Men against...
    'Just war' erodes Christian belief
    'Just war' erodes Christian belief
    Recently, the American Catholic intellectual George Weigel had another go at "soft-minded and ill-informed religious leaders", especially in "old...
    King James Bible's longevity proves bigoted is better
    King James Bible's longevity proves bigoted is better
    Who said this? "We are a Christian culture, we come from a Christian culture, and not to know the King James Bible is to be, in some small way,...
    More art. More prayer. More holidays
    More art. More prayer. More holidays
    The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely...
    More art. More prayer. More holidays
    More art. More prayer. More holidays
    The headlines were grabbed by the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams's attack on United States foreign policy. But the deeper point, widely...