An introduction to my use fo the word transcendence to encapsulate a philosophical way forwards for humanity.

The meaning of life

We all live according to some sort of meaning, some interpretation of what life is about.  Here is my attempt to put mine into words.

The New Testament

As one of the most influential books in our culture, and as part of my general interest in religion, I read the New Testament.  Here are my thoughts.


My thoughts on the concept of god


I wrote some musings about this force which is so deeply consequential in our society, and against my better judgement put it up here
Beware that you do not lose the substance by grasping at the shadow

Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire

Jason Goodwin

For hundreds of years the vast Ottoman Empire, spanning countries and cultures, was a multicultural and progressive force compared to other regions of its day. 

At a time of religious conflict and persecution in Europe, other religions could practise their faiths so long as they paid respect and the appropriate taxes to the Sultan. Great libraries, including the texts of the Ancient Greeks, were set up attracting scholars from all parts of the empire.  The Janissaries, made up of troops from all parts of the Empire, was the most feared fighting force of its day.