Jennie Pollock

Jennie is a freelance writer and editor who loves digging deep into culture through reading, museums, theatre, and exploring the streets of London.


25 articles by Jennie

Would you make it into The Good Place?

Faith

Would you make it into The Good Place?

In September 2016, after an unfortunate incident with a margarita mix and a line of runaway shopping trolleys, Eleanor Shellstrop found herself in The Good Place. You're probably a better person than she was, but would you make it in? Are you sure?

What is faith for?

Faith

What is faith for?

Is faith just 'the opium of the masses' or a crutch for the weak? Is it just a self-help method to make you feel a bit better about your miserable life? It won't surprise you to find that I think there's more to it than that.

Is a religious upbringing child abuse?

Faith

Is a religious upbringing child abuse?

I became a Christian when I was eight years old. That may sound like child abuse - how could my parents force their beliefs on me like that? Was I brainwashed? If so, you might have been too...

Do you suffer from high self-esteem?

Life

Do you suffer from high self-esteem?

There’s a terrible disease ravaging our nation. It is destroying lives, decimating families, and devastating whole communities, and you could be a sufferer.

Why you should NOT stop looking for the right answer

Faith

Why you should NOT stop looking for the right answer

Right answers can be hard to find, and hard to understand when we find them. But does that mean we should give up altogether?

We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

Opinion

We disagree on everything. So let’s keep talking.

How can we look at the same world, the same problems, the same events and come to such totally different conclusions about them? Are we even seeing the same thing? And how can we ever resolve our disagreements?

7% of people think it’s okay to kill you

Life

7% of people think it’s okay to kill you

A recent survey found that six of the Bible’s ten commandments are still considered ‘important principles to live by’ by more than half the population. That’s not bad for a bunch of rules laid down 3,500 years ago. But which ones didn’t make the cut, and why is that a problem?

For a moment, the darkness

Faith

For a moment, the darkness

Some things are better in the dark. The dimming of the lights creates a sense of atmosphere and anticipation, and heightens the emotions associated with a romantic meal or a scary story. Halloween embraces all things dark, but it also points to the light that inevitably follows.

Guns and the price of freedom

Life

Guns and the price of freedom

As America reels after another mass shooting, and people around the world ask why they don't impose stricter gun laws, Jennie Pollock looks at why they don't, and how we're all really the same at heart.

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