Seneca

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Venus and Jupiter  by Sir Peter Paul Rubens. Seneca argued that, since the gods  controlled all human affairs, experiencing a setback was a flattering sign that you’d caught their attention.

Hardcore atheists like to say there’s as much evidence for God as there is for Santa Clause or the Easter Bunny. But what if there was a god, or a col(...)

‘Anger is a kind of madness; it blots out rational thought.’ File image: Lambert/Getty Images

Jesus lost his cool just once in the New Testament – when he overturned the tables of money changers in the temple – but that has been enough in the m(...)