• 6 months on and the journey continues

    Anton D'Amato

    6 months have passed since zuntier.com was launched on November 6 2012 during an GhST event at the St. James Cavalier entitled “We don’t need no religion”. Such a title from the theology students’ organisation stirred up a lot of interest, in fact the event was very well attended, and ...

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  • Bruno Mars meets Bernini in Heaven

    Sinclair Bugeja

    Sex and heaven appear to pertain to two distinct and irreconcilable realms. Yet Bruno Mars seems to remain unperturbed in mentioning both four times in his 300-word song ‘Locked out of Heaven’. To the scrupulous, the refrain “your sex takes me to paradise” might sound inappropriate if not downright offensive. Nevertheless ...

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  • A space for dialogue

    Andre Debattista

    Pluralism strengthens the exchange of opinions. A healthy pluralist society is conducive towards the creation of a marketplace of ideas where individuals and groups can participate more actively in the social, economic and political life of their community. Dialogue should be one of the cornerstones of such a society. Unfortunately ...

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  • Blessed are the Fools

    Anton D'Amato

    Mother Teresa once said “love until it hurts, with a smile.” Have you ever tried to invert this into “smile until you harm”? Such a saying would sound really hard to accept, but without knowing many a times we end up doing this even unconsciously, and mistake it with humour ...

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  • Find Another Name for chastity!

    David Cilia

    “Chastity” has been made a derided word by the sexual revolution.  It became associated with an arcane concept in religion with little relevance to the modern hedonistic society.  It came to represent sexual repression, guilt trips, fear from sex, domination of others by controlling their sexuality, etc.  People just shrug ...

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  • Les Miserables: Small Acts of Kindness

    Arnold Mugliett

    “You can give without loving, but you can never love without giving. The great acts of love are done by those who are habitually performing small acts of kindness. We pardon to the extent that we love. Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be ...

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  • Nothing is so like God as Silence

    Christian Colombo

    It’s been years now since I could be considered a practicing Christian. So you can imagine my surprise when I was asked to contribute to zuntier.com. Admittedly, I had never heard of the website but I was impressed by both its presentation and the idea of dialogue it promotes. Having ...

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  • (Ir)relevant Talk and Homophobia

    Anton D'Amato

    Words and images will for the following weeks acquire greater importance as we officially enter into an electoral campaign where the battle of the billboards, of slogans and perceptions will reign high for eight weeks non-stop. Politicians and parties will be constantly attentive to speak the right words and showing ...

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  • Is Hannukka the Jewish “Christmas”?

    Sophia

    The Hebrew word ‘Hanukkah’ literally means ‘dedication’ and its story takes us back to the events of the 2nd century BCE as described in the deuterocanonical books of 1 and 2 Maccabees. The eight-day festival begins on the 25th day of the Hebrew month of Kislev, which normally falls somewhere ...

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