Potiphar12's Blog
An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for October 2013

ARCHBISHOP AGAIN

October 27, 2013

Archbishop Welby is in the press again, saying that keeping within the law does not of itself make your behaviour moral. I agree with that, as argued in my last post. It still leaves some difficult decisions. The A-B has mentioned the Daily Mail piece about Ed Milliband’s Dad. He thinks it was wrong. So do I. […]

PRINCIPLES AND PRESCRIPTIONS

October 24, 2013

There was a report recently in the Daily Telegraph about a speech made by The Archbishop of Canterbury, saying that “economic recovery is not enough.” He went on to say that society needs to be more caring and should reflect Christian values. Well done, Archbishop. It’s great that somebody should make the point that Christian values […]

ROOTS OF BEHAVIOUR

October 18, 2013

An article in the Daily Telegraph attributed many of society’s ills to the poor upbringing that some children receive. That is very easy to believe, but almost impossible to remedy. Some of the forces that were influential are no longer effective. Fewer people now believe that good and evil actions here will lead to reward or […]

LOVE AND THE SECULAR STATE

October 8, 2013

Two thoughts came together recently. One was sparked by the latest UK scandal of child neglect. The behaviour of the mother was quite terrible, but it also seems terrible that she should have reached a mental state in which she was capable of such acts. What caused her to be like that? And then, with Sunday coming up, I got […]

MILLIBAND AND MAIL

October 5, 2013

The conflict between Ed Milliband and The Daily Mail/Mail on Sunday has been news in the UK most of this past week. Public opinion is mostly pro-Milliband because it seems cheap and dishonest to dig up his fathers views and imply that Ed might follow them if he got into power. I feel that way myself, and, anyway, […]