Dear Adrian Chiles I loved…

Dear Adrian Chiles I loved your programmes about the Mediterranean, one of the most open and refreshing and personally honest things I have seen on television.  Thanks so much.   But when you were present at a baptism in a...

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Not only cooks but Luddites

Every great change in economic history has been brought about by technological innovations that in turn have profoundly altered economic relationships.  In the earlier middle ages the technology was the labour of the peasants, and the relationship that of...

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O clear glass of reason! O shining seat of wisdom!

O clear glass of reason! O shining seat of wisdom!  On the one hand the Government says it’s determined to contain global warming by cutting down on our consumption of fossil fuels.  On the other it is doing all...

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Cosmic mystery

How could you not admire Richard Dawkins for his wonderful writing, his enthusiasm for science and even more his courage, his determination and his unwavering pursuit of truth? The publication of The God Delusion was a great event.  It...

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No sky God but

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Greg and the chefs are great but…

 Greg and the chefs are great.  But I do so hate Masterchef.  The economic recovery since 2008 has been driven almost entirely by the spending of the rich. Between 2008 and 2012 spending by the top 5% in the...

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The Epiphany is a feast of light…

 The Epiphany is a feast of light.  No biblical scholar would think that the story of the three wise men and the star is literally true.  But that doesn’t mean it is totally untrue either.  Facts tell us truths...

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We feed God with love in our prayer as…

 Quantum physics tells us that  the deeper  dimensions of reality are outside space and time.   The discovery of nonlocality  shows us that subatomic entities can communicate with each other instantaneously even though separated by the whole universe.  At all...

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Merton on success and failure

Only when we see ourselves in our true human context, as members of a race which is intended to be one organism and ‘one body,’ will we begin to understand the positive importance not only of the successes but...

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Eve did indeed come out of Adam’s rib

Eve did indeed come out of Adam's rib.  How so? Ancient peoples didn't think literally as we do but symbolically.  The name Adam literally means soil or earth in the Hebrew, and Eve comes from Hebrew Hava which means...

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