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We have just celebrated Remembrance Day, and we are in the lead up to another day of remembering an event that modern philosophy would view as tragic. Jesus Christ was born specifically with the deliberate destiny of dying a horrific … Continue reading
Often we have to make decisions as a community; a family, a nation, a team. How do we go about it? Usually we will simply ask “what do you think we should do?” And then we will argue against the … Continue reading
The one good thing that I have discovered from the Tory manifesto is an increased empathy with the writers of the psalms. They clearly had their own Tory party in power. Psalm 10 reads: “Why, Lord, do you stand far … Continue reading
“This is the message that you have heard from the beginning: We should love one another. We must not be like Cain, who belonged to the evil one and killed his brother. And why did he kill him? Because Cain … Continue reading
“Stop telling lies. Let us tell our neighbours the truth for we are all part of the same body.” “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander, as well as all types of evil behaviour. Instead, be … Continue reading
Two children are in a fight, and when we separate them both point at the other and shout “well he started it”. We might respond “well even if he did, you carried it on!” But as we grow older we … Continue reading
“A business man was coming back from a sales trip overseas. His flight was delayed and he managed only to get the last train back to where his car was parked at the station. It was late at night, and … Continue reading
There was a time when it was wrong to tell a lie. There was a time when we were taught that “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” There was a time when we were taught … Continue reading
Worried about where your children are going to live? You should be. The average house price in the UK is around £300,000, with average first time buyer house price at around £200,000. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2016/may/16/average-asking-price-first-time-buyer-home-buy-to-let-stamp-duty If a prospective first time buyer has … Continue reading
Economic growth is seen as a good thing. More economic activity generates more taxes and so allows the government more money to spend on healthcare, education, and welfare. Society benefits from extra spend on these issues. But forecasters say that … Continue reading