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Griff9of13

Member Since 14 Apr 2004
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In Topic: Superstitious Cult vote to become (slightly) less sexist.

Yesterday, 06:08 AM

Just because you didn't know something doesn't mean to say it wasn't. You do seem to be a bit obsessed with the virgin birth and resurrection though. Methinks you are not rational.

Nope. The JWs and the Mormons are sects. Neither is a cult. The Roman Catholics are a denomination of Christianity, as are the Anglicans, Baptists, Methodists, and numerous others.

Schools are indeed for educating children and that education includes educating about faith. If we don't educate children about faith we leave them vulnerable to exploitation, prejudice and ignorance, which as we know in the present climate can be very dangerous.

The first schools in the UK were established and run by the Christian church. Many of the charities we have today were started by Christians. Whether you like it or not, Christians have done a lot of good in British society and you can't change that because you can't change history.


Are you having a laugh? It looks to me as though the people kids are most at risk from being vulnerable to exploitation, prejudice and ignorance are those who belong to the church who exploit their power.

In Topic: If you're under 30, bad luck. You're screwed

Yesterday, 05:54 AM

Labour groupie? Blair idol? Who are you talking to, 'cause it certainly isn't me. I was just pointing out the inefficiencies of your wonderful free market. If you think £411bn is good value then continue to blindly follow your ideology, me I'd like to see something better.

In Topic: If you're under 30, bad luck. You're screwed

24 November 2014 - 07:52 PM

Council have no role to play in housing provision. They struggle at time s to empty the bins. Look at what they created in the 1960s. Properly constituted, financed and run housing associations, free from political zig-zagging, would be my way forward. The last govt started this move but didn't finish it. IIRC Brown talked about empowering housing authorities to buy individual houses on the open market. Had that happened, that would have been a good move.

In any case, it wasn't Thatcher who did the damage and increased the gap, it was Blair.

see http://www.thisismon...ice-growth.html

Also this: The phrase ‘property owning democracy’, on which the popular conservatism of the 20th century rested, and with it a vision of the good society, was coined by the Scottish Unionist Noel Skelton in a quartet of articles for the Spectator entitled ‘Constructive Conservatism’, written in the spring of 1923.

Now, correct me if I am wrong, but there have been a number of Labour Governments since then.

Indeed. Must more effective to leave it all in the hands of the private sector: http://www.mirror.co...AzGduWD.twitter

I mean, £411bn is a snip isn't it?

In Topic: Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

24 November 2014 - 07:27 PM

Didn't he and Bono manage to get the G20 to write off some of the third world debt in 2008? Now if I'm right, that was an achievement.

In Topic: Potty Mouth..Does He Know Its 2014?

24 November 2014 - 05:01 PM

"Charity is a cold grey loveless thing. If a rich man wants to help the poor, he should pay his taxes gladly, not dole out money at a whim."

 

Clement Attlee - 1920

 

I think this quote is very apt to Bob and his chums.