• So over the stretch of time these things are up for constant revision and negotiation.  I assume you feel that is correct?   #115
    Sorry if I upset you Reckless, I didn’t mean to.  I’m still unhappy abo […]

  • This is all up to negotiation and change. Nothing absolute needed or desired
    Not too sure about that Reckless.  The slaves throughout history, and the Victorian working class or the Russian peasantry pre 1917 […]

  •  The fact that you and me and everyone else make moral judgements  #91
    Speak for yourself Reckless!  I try, hard and consistently, not to make moral judgements. I have, since what passes in me for adulthood, be […]

  • How about Badger, the avuncular embodiment of sanity, common sense and decorum.  In this part of the world they shoot them.

  • Great read.  Scary stuff – Fascism breeds on occultist, arcane beliefs, secret knowledge and  group membership, hierarchies of practitioners and sophisticated learning.  The fact that it seems to be such a hy […]

  • eejit commented on the post, Trump The Anointed? 3 months ago

    Unlike me, however, Luther was extremely good at Latin.

  • eejit commented on the post, Trump The Anointed? 3 months ago

    Thanks Cairsley for the correction of my Latin.  Our Latin master, Ted McCarthy, alias Titch, used to beat the crap out of us for getting the cases wrong.  He had a particular dislike for me as I was very tall, 6 […]

  • eejit commented on the post, Trump The Anointed? 3 months ago

    Domine, salvam fac Presidantum nostrum Donaldum, et exaudi nos in die, qua invocaverimus te.

    Let us pray.
    Almighty God, we pray that Thy servant our President Donald, who by Thy mercy has undertaken the […]

  • Yes, that is the disadvantage of being deluded
    I agree Cairsley, but the trouble is, whilst we’re all waiting for the chickens to come home to roost, and the neocons to get their comeuppance, tens of thousands of […]

  • They left Sir Macfarlane Burnet off the list.  An Australian virologist who won the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1960.  In later life he had many looney ideas, including  saying that viruses came from outer sp […]

  • who has dismantled atheism
    Trouble with the American right, they just can’t stop winning major conflicts: Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, global warming, evolution,…and now the existence of God.

  • for Trump (and in the UK: Johnson) it isn’t about government, it’s about power
    Trump obviously enjoys power, and knows how to misuse it.  With Johnson I’m not so sure, he doesn’t seem much inclined to use powe […]

  • i don’t fear death
    it’s the preliminaries that worry me

    I totally agree.  My wife has strict instructions, that when the time comes, she should buy me a ticket to Switzerland or Belgium, or better still obta […]

  • I came to accept my mortality through Mark Twain: “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” – Mark […]

  • Flexiblity of Meaning
    I once had the (unpaid) job of setting English exams for the technical education department in Western Australia.  Our students were seldom premier league.  In a vocabulary section I once i […]

  •  he’s always hyping them up beyond what’s scientifically proven
    Where can I find these scientific proofs?

  • Cognitive Dissonance
    Perhaps I have just become too tolerant in my old age – from radical Marxist, Trotskyite, Trades Union official to apologist for religious fuzzy thinking.  Ah me!!

  • but most who “BELIEVE” in theistic evolution (as an alternative to UNDERSTANDING science) , have no idea about the actual science of genetics or ecology
    I’m not sure that you’re entirely correct there Alan, the […]

  • Churches and other faith-based organizations, classified as “businesses,” qualify for aid under the program
    They’re all businesses – pity they aren’t taxed as such.  I hope the US Government has deep pock […]

  •  never coming across anything that might annoy or offend them
    Conspiracy theorists and ult right Christians don’t offend me – anyway I’ve always thought that saying “it will cause offence” is an absolute […]

  • Load More