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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for August 2013

CONTRIBUTING

August 26, 2013

I have done several posts on things that interest me, like philosophy, religion, etc, and speculation about whatever is ‘OUT THERE’. None of them are going to change anything in any way or add to what better men have thought and written centuries ago. A few of the things that have given me pleasure might be […]

THE AGE OF ARROGANCE?

August 25, 2013

I came across the report of an evolution v. creation debate, set in New York. The issue seems to loom bigger in US than it does in UK. I thought the words RANDOM and PURPOSEFUL were tossed about without much thought. RANDOM was used as if it was an unassailable classification, not to be disputed or qualified […]

REFLECTIONS ON THE WORD FAITH

August 10, 2013

The connotations of the word “faith” are generally favourable. We ask people to “have faith” and we praise those who are “faithful” and we condemn those who are “faithless”.  We don’t always ask, “Faith in what?” Look deeper, and other connotations appear. We talk about Christianity and Islam as Faiths. That usage is clear and […]

IN AND OUT IN POLITICS

August 2, 2013

The Daily Telegraph today reports a prominent Labour politician expressing uncertaincy about where his party is going – what it stands for and what it wants to achieve in society. It has long seemed to me that the deep-down difference between Labour and Conservative is that the former believe in Collectiveness (quite natural given how […]