Friday, February 26, 2010

The trouble with being right

Election time is coming, the media is crowded with politicians trying to prove they are right and their opponents wrong. How we love to hate them, but how they are like us! Don't most of us hold strong opinions, think ourselves in the right, the other fellow wrong?

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010

“Coming out” Unitarian (and explaining the inexplicable)

I recently “came out” to an old friend who I have kept in touch with over the internet. Although we have maintained regular contact, what with him being first in Mexico and now Saudi Arabia, the religious part of my life was something that had never come up in our emails – why would it? When we hung out together more than a decade or so ago, it just didn’t figure – it went without saying that we were not religious; few in our urban, graduate, left-of-centre circle would be. Irreligion was our default setting...

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Holy humble heart

I’m not a Christian – I don’t believe in the trinity, the resurrection and so on, although I can see how it can have beauty and meaning for some – but I do believe in the revolutionary and divine insight of Jesus.

And nothing was more divine than his call to be humble. Humbleness is closest to holiness...

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Friday, February 5, 2010

As God is his judge

I was not surprised by Tony Blair’s performance at the Chilcot Enquiry into the war in Iraq, because there were no surprises – he was sad about the deaths, naturally, but he had few regrets and still believed history would consider him in the right...

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