Monthly Archives: September 2016

On the contrary

Today I am going to cheat. Regular bloggers will have realised that I believe our best way to truth is through debate – and sometimes through argument. And in the last few days I have been reading two strongly opposed … Continue reading

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The First Judgement

“Who am I to judge?” I see that Pope Francis’s remark in the matter of a homosexual person has entered into our discussions. It is interesting to think about the deeper background which could throw light on some of the … Continue reading

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Abortion 2016

The Abortion Act 1967 was frankly a disaster. The most emotionally effective argument in its favour was the prevention of illegal abortions (the number of which was grossly overstated at the time). The exceptions allowed by the Act – the … Continue reading

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Are you too humble?

Thinking of the many contributions, made to this Blog I have come to the conclusion that we are a very humble group. We are quite careful, when expressing an opinion not to be too self congratulating. We all admit, directly … Continue reading

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Playing God

Today I am not writing an ordinary post, I am asking an extraordinary question. We live in a world in which there is much suffering. We experience it ourselves in aspects of our lives, even if it is only from … Continue reading

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