Should a public service accommodate belief?

Current UK law forces Christians to promote unchristian material contrary to their beliefs, but Virgin Trains has decided to stop selling the Daily Mail newspaper because it is not compatible with the Virgin Trains brand and its beliefs.  However, BBC Newsnight described it as 'a culture war'. What about Christian beliefs and the Christian brand?  …

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The Seven C’s of Christian action

A Happy New Year to one and all!  Let us begin 2018 by considering the 7 C's of Christian action. It will be good to incorporate them into New Year Resolutions. There have been many books written on Christian doctrine, many biographies of Christians which motivate to Christian action, but not as much about the …

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Built-in obsolence

Not enough consumers know about built-in obsolescence, which would inform their shopping habits.  Built-in obsolescence is the deliberate limiting and shortening the useful life of products. The latest example is Apple's confirmation that it deliberately slows down some models of its iPhone as they age.  It explains and justifies doing so in order to match …

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We do not like you but we love your money

The USA, UK and Israel are in competition for the 'most disliked country' in the world. Forget North Korea, Syria, Iran and the host of other countries who regularly condemn Israel at the United Nations (UN).  The current pariahs are the UK for leaving the European Union (EU), and the USA for moving its embassy …

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Secularism is losing the battle against Islam

Media reports highlighting the brutality between man and man expose the false doctrine of the innate goodness of man.  This false doctrine is serving us ill. Atheists point out the dangers of false religion, but are dogmatically and existentially unable to distinguish false from true religion.  They throw the baby out with the bathwater.  This …

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Lies still matter and always will

It seems that in our ungodly society some lies are more tolerable than others.  The resignation of Damian Green is a case in point. Damian Green resigned as First Secretary of State after he was found to have made "inaccurate and misleading" statements about his knowledge that pornography was found on his House of Commons office …

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10 years of Street Pastors in Scotland

The tenth anniversary of Street Pastors in Scotland was celebrated by a debate and reception in the Scottish Parliament on 19/12/2017. The debate was secured by Murdo Fraser, MSP, and can be viewed here. Inverness was the first place in Scotland to invite the Street Pastors initiative and pioneered its introduction to the Highlands ten …

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