Tag Archives: religion

The final act in Drama

Here’s one you may have missed. Firstly, it might make you smile that there is a town of 44,000 people in north eastern Greece where it meets Bulgaria called Drama. The story is a poignant Easter/Passover one of loss, isolation and … Continue reading

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Cherished by the Puritans

This is how Chambers Book of Days in 1869 explained Thanksgiving to the British. You just have time to read this before settling down to an evening of “rustic games and amusements”. THANKSGIVING DAY IN AMERICA The great social and religious festival of … Continue reading

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Slouching toward Bethlehem

How’s this for predicting the rotten fruit softness of the failing Liberal experiment of the past 50 years in just a few words? In 1919 WB Yeats wrote a short religious poem called The Second Coming. This is a part:- … Continue reading

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The night the Pope stole a baby

Child abduction is a terrible heart wrenching crime, pure and simple. You let the child out of sight for a second and your baby never comes back. At least one thing’s for sure. At home — right there in front … Continue reading

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More from The Graphic

There was more on that same page of The Graphic dated August 17th 1895 than just a review of a pheasant shooting handbook (see below). Right beside it was the news that a man who wrote the songbook of the … Continue reading

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Graffiti in church

Nowadays English parish churches are quaint, underused decorative motifs for period costume dramas and Kodak moments — but it seems that they weren’t always that way. Fascinating research that is at a very early stage of data gathering seems to … Continue reading

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Selfie Control

Back in the Christians’ Holy Week I saw a cartoon in a magazine. Believers may have been knee-jerk offended by its blasphemy. Not a depiction of the M prophet… the Western world would not have dared… but of their guy … Continue reading

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