Blathering Bishops

Blathering Bishops The world  is bejewelled by bishops. But bishops  are professional blatherers and now there are female ones even worse. Only kings (and bishops) wear purple and live in palaces, says the New Testament.  Boris has a point about Rwanda and asylum...

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Boris

I’m pro-Boris Johnson  because at least he tells straightforward easily discernable lies, unlike many of those trying  to get rid of him who are even more self-deluded than he is.  You would have thought that when we are being told by the  scientists  the...

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It was a mistake

It was a mistake. Brexit isn’t working out too well and small wonder.  The 2016 referendum was conducted in an atmosphere of hysteria whipped up by the tabloids,  We were lied to by Boris and reason was undermined by the underhand...

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Frances and Nick

I am fascinated by the BBC’s current drama Conversations with Friends.  I know of few works that shed so revealing a light on contemporary society. The lead characters, Frances and Nick, are self-absorbed, unhappy and bored.  They never seem to ask themselves...

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Interview with Monbiot (Guardian 13/05/22)

If the UK switched to a plant-based diet – and used regenerative farming to produce food on the arable land we have (not using artificial fertilisers or pesticides) – how much could we be self-sufficient in food, percentage-wise? dad_climate The calculations...

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Mad Vlad

People only allow themselves the luxury of doing wrong in the full knowledge they are doing wrong when they commit relatively small offences.  If I fiddle my taxes by asking to be paid in cash I know I shouldn’t but...

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The Age of Unreason

It is strange or perhaps inevitable that a world supposedly led by science and reason should have become so uncaring of science and so irrational. Trans people claim to really be the sex other than biology plainly says...

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Richard Dawkins so right and so wrong.

Richard Dawkins So Right and So Wrong (thinking too about Freud) (According to Bruno Bettelheim, who was brought up in the Vienna in which Freud had lived, the translation of Freud’s writing into English has been a disaster.  According to him,...

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