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Archive for February 2014

RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND TRUTH

February 27, 2014

The Daily Telegraph has a report about reduced grants for people training to become teachers of Religious Education. It also has a very good leading article about the subject. The article points out that all religions promote a concept of right behaviour and that the influence of this concept extends far beyond the religious professionals […]

THREE GRIM THOUGHTS

February 21, 2014

Old people have always prophesied disaster. Are they always wrong? Here is Grim Thought No. 1. (Hereafter GTn).  Today’s press reveals doubts about the security and possible misuse of  a database planned for The National Health Service (UK). But that is only one of many databases that asked us to enter details or deceive us […]

CHURCH-GOING? WHY?

February 5, 2014

It annoys me that I keep on going to a religious institution where people talk with conviction about things I see as uncertain. I support the faith and the institution but can’t say YES to everything. Do others disbelieve, but maintain a pretence? Am I just too pig-headed to abandon the faith of my fathers? […]