Search Results: Terry Pratchett

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  • RELIGION

    Pope's tips for building a marriage

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 11 April 2016
    16 Comments

    As Pope Francis was releasing his long-awaited response to last year's Synod on the Family, my fiancé and I were taking part in a marriage preparation course, where we were told: 'Statistics tell us that one in three of your marriages will end in divorce ... while only a third of you will have a happy marriage.' If love is a type of craftsmanship, as Francis writes, then our hope is that day to day, with small and large acts of love, we can help each other become masters of our craft.

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  • RELIGION

    Atheist Pratchett's Discworld has lessons for Christians

    • Michael McVeigh
    • 15 March 2015
    4 Comments

    'You can't go around building a better world for people. Only people can build a better world. Otherwise it's just a cage.' When I heard English author Terry Pratchett had died, I immediately jumped online to start looking through some of my favourite quotes from his books. The above, from Witches Abroad, is one of many that have accompanied me over the years.   His 44 Discworld novels could be broadly described as comic fantasy, or fantasy satire, and yet that's really just the starting point for the immense variety of complicated ideas they explored in such a fun, joyous way. Perhaps strangely for someone whose work is so grounded in atheism, Pratchett has had a profound impact on my religious faith. Read more

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    State of the Universe address

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 18 May 2007

    Juliette Hughes tells it like it is (or, how it should be).

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Myth-take no mistake

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 24 June 2006

    Juliette Hughes reviews Terry Pratchett’s The Wee Free Men and Eoin Colfer’s Artemis Fowl: The Eternity Code.

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  • ARTS AND CULTURE

    Jeb Bartlet for president

    • Juliette Hughes
    • 08 May 2006

    ‘We live in the time where we have fictitious election results that elect a fictitious president’, said Michael Moore at the 2003 Academy Awards. Nothing has happened yet.

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