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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for March 2012

BAD NEWS

March 28, 2012

Two nasty things reported recently. The street violence of last summer is attributed in part to young people who feel life has nothing to offer them. It is no surprise to read this, but the causes are in the past and the damage done. There are few ideas offered for putting things right. In past […]

DECLARING ALLEGIANCE

March 19, 2012

Regarding the possible banning of religious symbols/dress, it is interesting to think what might happen if this was viewed in general terms as one instance of a prohibition on outward declarations of one’s allegiance. It might then become illegal to (inter alia) wear: A¬†clerical collar. A wedding ring. A daffodil on St. David’s Day (or […]

RELIGIOUS SYMBOLS

March 16, 2012

Whatever religious beliefs a person holds, it seems very dangerous to me that they should be discouraged – sometimes even banned – from advertising their beliefs by traditional symbols. It denies information to other people, and the exchange of opinions is facilitated by knowing something about the person you are speaking to. Such symbols may […]

THINGS UNSEEN

March 13, 2012

What are you going to do if you are 79 and you don’t know how long you will last? Answer, concentrate on your major interests. I have three books for sale. I think they are worth reading. A central¬† theme is witchcraft. Odd, maybe, for a professed Christian. But all religion is about the great […]