Real Risk for Real Life

Real Risk for Real Life The problems of death and time lay at the heart of all religious consciousness. This is why Risk and Safety are fundamentally religious activities. Risk and Safety are all about ‘risk from’ and ‘safety to’. Risk and Safety are about freedom from death which is inevitable in time. Anything else …

The Acts of God and Act of Humans

The Acts of God and Act of Humans We are told that injury, harm and suffering were once perceived as ‘acts of god’ but are now conceived as ‘acts of man’ (sic) or ‘acts of humans’. This is the new commonly accepted thesis branded as ‘the scientific view’. The idea that injury, harm and pain …

The Religion of Safety

The Religion of SafetyThe recent World Safety Conference shows just how religious in nature and less secular Safety is becoming. We are seeing the rise of the desperate and fearful Safety Fundamentalists, the zealous worship of the zero harm mantra and the denial of fallibility and suffering. Rob Long saw the evidence early on and …

No Evidence for the Religion of Zero

No Evidence for the Religion of Zero Vision Zero or Zero Vision? Religious studies demonstrate that in our post-science/post-text world the secular is becoming more religious and the religious is becoming more secular (Ostwalt, 2012, Secular Steeples, Popular Culture and the Religious Imagination Bloomsbury, London also https://aeon.co/amp/ideas/why-religion-is-not-going-away-and-science-will-not-destroy-it). There is no better evidence for this than …