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An Octogenarian in the modern world

Archive for December 2013

THE HOLLY AND THE IVY VERSUS THE THREE KINGS

December 31, 2013

The weather is asserting its power these last days of December 2013 – in England at least. We have had several days of high winds and heavy rain, interspersed with a few days of brilliant sun. It covers the Christmas period, when Christians are meant to assert their belief in an intelligent and all-powerful God who […]

SCIENCE, SORCERY AND RELIGION

December 26, 2013

I am interested in “the unknown” and like to speculate on the  ways that knowledge is handled by Science and Sorcery and Religion Their devotees have different views about what constitutes knowledge and where it comes from and what you should do with it. I am going to present this as a story, inventing as […]

FEAR CAN WIN AN ELECTION

December 8, 2013

Everywhere this week, the news of the death of Nelson Mandela has been the Number One item. The worldwide media were full of justified tributes. It was a fantastic achievement to end apartheid and bring reconciliation. As I read all about it, I was worried that there were points in that long story that we might […]