BBC shows My Scientology Movie

BBC 2 showed Louis Theroux's 2015 documentary My Scientology Movie last night. It demonstrates yet another example of the cynical manipulation of mankind's religious conscience.  It is but one of many examples.  Theroux could not understand how intelligent, apparently normal, kind, well-meaning people, and Tom Cruise is one of the most high-profile scientologists, could be …

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Christian scribes

The scribes and Pharisees were opposed to Jesus and His teaching. Jesus accused them of hypocrisy: 'Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because you close the kingdom of heaven against mankind: for you neither go in yourselves, neither do you allow those entering to have entered’ Mat 23:13. He also exposed the inadequacy of …

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Global, please, not Universal

Universal Credit and the universal flood – really?  The universe was not flooded, and Universal Credit is not even global.  It is a social security benefit in the United Kingdom which, having rolled together and replaced six other benefits, has been called 'universal'.  However, the UK is not the Universe. Many people commonly and wrongly …

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Taking complaints seriously

Too late, Jeremy Corbyn is discovering the effects of not taking seriously the complaints about antisemitism in the Labour Party.  He is now on the back foot and trying to salvage the situation with as much damage limitation as he can muster. Russia and Vladimir Putin are discovering the same.  After thinking they could ignore …

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