I say little man, is there any possibility…

Whenever I am feeling a bit low I cheer myself up by remembering Dawkins saying somewhere once - or perhaps I imagined it, for life is only so full of comic incidents in so far as we imagine incongruous...

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Is this a most irreverent thought…

Is this a most irreverent thought, but I can't help thinking the Catholic Church will never convert mankind until it gets out of the Vatican.  St Peter's was built on the sale of salvation and is a monument to...

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97% of Scientists think we face climate catastrophe unless….

For a long time scientists have been telling us that so long as we kept average rise in global temperature below 2C, which might happen if carbon in the atmosphere rose to 450 ppm, then there would be little...

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No anger can be too great no disappointment…

No anger can be too great no disappointment too keen no contempt too scalding for the Catholic Church's betrayal of its founder's teaching (burning people alive, the Inquisition, slavery, selling salvation for money, Galileo, Pinochet, to name but a...

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Not only kings wear purple and live in palaces

'Only kings wear purple and live in palaces' says the Gospel.  So what do the bishops do?  Wear purple and live in palaces.  What comedy.  And what tragedy. 

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Let’s save the earth for our children

If it was ever possible to say that the scientists are divided on climate it isn't now.  A survey in Skeptical Scientist in 2013 found 97% of scientists think global warming is man-made and a very dangerous threat to...

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A kind of dotty minor public school

Shocked by TV Inside Parliament.  A kind of dotty minor public school.  The sight of honourable members talking gibberish in order to stop a bill being sensibly debated drives you to despair.  Meanwhile if the scientists are right the...

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A great production of Meistersinger

To London to stay in Shaftesbury Avenue.  Who wouldn't love the rushing and the roar?  Most fortunate in that ENO Meistersinger was one of their greatest every productions.  How I love this piece.  All those stuffy old burghers, the...

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If somebody destroyed the Mona Lisa…

If  somebody destroyed the Mona Lisa the outpouring of grief and rage would be uncontainable.  Yet people will destroy the very greatest of all nature’s marvels, the human embryo,  without demur, saying nobody wants to do it but it’s...

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Oh yes you did Oh no I didn’t

  - Oh yes you did - Oh no I didn’t - Oh yes you did - Oh no I didn’t - Last week, Mr Speaker,  I heard the Right Honourable Gentleman opposite say two and two make five...

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