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Published:Tuesday | April 21, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

There are real tensions in Jamaican society between strict Christian dogma and life's realities.Take, for example, adultery. Christianity teaches against it. Other faiths have cured the adultery vs reality dilemma with polygamy. After all, if the...

Published:Sunday | April 19, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Guess who wrote this:"I am encouraged to engage Dr Patrick White in a debate on atheism because of his respectful, courteous and measured response to my recent piece on morality. We don't have to be rude and abrasive when we disagree, and Dr White's...

Published:Tuesday | April 14, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Last week, President Barack Obama visited Jamaica to much excitement.He's a modern hero to people of African heritage everywhere. It was uplifting that, with minor exceptions, Jamaica's endemic political tribalism was discarded in favour of an...

Published:Sunday | April 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Finally, the rumour that National Heroine Nanny never existed is laid to rest. Current political heroine, Portia Simpson Miller, settled the issue when, in response to heckling from an unruly set of gays in New York, asserted that the blood of...

Published:Tuesday | April 7, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Late one Easter Saturday, playing against Dr S. Blank and Jimmy Hunchback, I drew the following: double-six; six-four; five-ace; four-ace; trey-deuce; deuce-ace and ace-blank. Playing REAL dominoes (not the artificial 'winners pose' version)...

Published:Sunday | April 5, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Let's take a dispassionate look at two contending theories.1. "In the beginning, God created the heaven and the earth."And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of...

Published:Tuesday | March 31, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

I've stopped listening to radio's tiresome and uninformed horse-racing coverage.One Gleaner-affiliated radio station treats listeners to a weekly whine about the claiming system, giving the impression that, if only handicapping returned, racing...

Published:Sunday | March 29, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Racism is an insidious evil. It's born of experience, then nurtured by undereducation, insecurity and isolation. It can infiltrate any society and metastasise without the existence of a single racist. Like everything else in this mundane existence,...

Published:Tuesday | March 24, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

The Riverton fire is getting more attention than any other annual event, including carnival.Why the shock, awe and outrage? Haven't we been here before? Repeatedly? Governments prioritise SUVs over fiscal targets and fiscal targets over all else,...

Published:Thursday | February 12, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Why are so many lawyers expressing so many divergent opinions on the effect of one Supreme Court Judgment?Everybody has a view. Some even say the decision means Young Andrew should resign. Young Andrew himself has been consistently inconsistent: first combative; then conciliatory; then apologetic. The lawyer for the chief architect of the scheme now ruled unconstitutional says it means his client is still a Senator.

Published:Sunday | January 18, 2015 | 12:00 AMGordon Robinson

Tribalists and other defenders of political faith, draw near and take heed.

Published:Monday | December 1, 2014 | 10:45 AMGordon Robinson

 

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