Tag: social commentary

Championing the Truth

I’ve written before about what I called the Belief Police. See last post here. You may want to reference it after reading the following. So . . . Poor Sarah Champion, Labour MP. She felt the need to resign from the shadow cabinet after…

SHORT AND SWEET – 12

Authority. I have a love/hate relationship with this word. Instinctively I dislike it intensely. I misbehaved at school. Rather a lot. I couldn’t stand being told what to do. I wasn’t disrespectful, but I lived in my own world and authority figures cramped my…

SHORT AND SWEET – 7

“A statue of founding father and writer of the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson is sparking debate at the University of Missouri, with some students demanding that the statue be removed over Jefferson’s “offensive” history as a slave owner.” Online article.  A similar thing…

SHORT AND SWEET – 4

No clearer example of morality being based on heart and not head is the issue of abortion. But let me start with some short observations on language. Pro-choice. If you’re into marketing, this is possibly the best example of clever marketing you’re ever likely…

SHORT AND SWEET – 2

What drives your moral judgements? Yesterday I suggested heart and not head. Here’s an example to get you started. It’s a story about ‘gendering’ in Manchester. Yes, it’s about toilets. My apologies. Gendering? Where did this word come from? And it’s transitive. Oh my…

SHORT AND SWEET

Short and sweet. A post every day of the working week. 200 words or less. A minute of your time. Enjoy. So, why is it that if you mention Hitler, you always lose the argument? It’s true isn’t it? And it happened last week….

Free . . . but don’t hurt others

It has various names and tag lines. Live and let live. That’s probably the most popular slogan. It’s also called libertarian freedom. I’m referring to Western culture’s prevailing philosophy, the one which governs and underpins Western democracy and most of our political engagement. Do…

Charlie, ce n’est pas moi!

Just because we can doesn’t mean we should. ~~ After the carnage of last week, Charlie Hebdo decided to print a cartoon of Mohammed after all. Hmm. In the media, there are big stories and HUGE stories. This one is HUGE. Why? Re-wind back…

Our vicarious warriors

Four twenty-something men sit on a couch, each one clutching a can of beer; their faces are softly lit by a pale light emanating from a TV screen. Hands periodically dive into a large bowl of potato chips, emerging with a handful which are…

Beautiful Life with Cancer

Discovering the Gift

Isaiah 43:1

...the One who formed you says, "Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are Mine."

Mirth and Melancholy

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Sam's Town

Comment, comedy and capers for the faithful, faithless and fallible

Tanya Marlow - Thorns and Gold

The Bible, suffering, and the messy edges of life

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