The Great Impertinence (or Belief in God – Rooted in the Past or Evolving into the future?)
This positive and most readable article has been written in an attempt to come to terms with the fact that Western Society is becoming more and more secular in the 21st Century (AD). The Author, Philip Norris wants to spark a newdebate on why this might be. Is this the new “ignorance” borne along by lack of time and many distractions in our societies that has critically eroded our traditional beliefs; bethey be Christian, Jewish, Moslem, Buddhism or Hindu.
This is not a religioustract so please don’t switch off at this point; this israther your way of putting your religious beliefs into a modern perspective that will hopefully endure far into the future. Read on
“ The enemy isn’t conservatism; the enemy isn’t liberalism, the enemy is bulls**t”.
Lars-Erik Nelson 1941 - 2000 - US Poliglot and syndicated political columnist whose acerbic wit and savage portrayals of politicians and politics made him a much read but controversial figure. No president was safe from his sayings
“ Everything is changing; People are taking their comedians seriously and the politicians as a joke”
Will Rodgers 1879 - 1935 - US Humorist, actor and entertainer who was best known in his day as the “Cowboy Philosopher”. His prolific writings and sayings were often the scourge of the political establishment; but he found a great following in the great US public.
This month, we reflect on the shenanigans in the political World; notably in the US with the Donald Trump show with successive exits of his team stage left and right. It would be very funny if it wasn’t so tragic - Who would now give any credence to what Donald “the Duck” Trump says.
Similarly, UK politics with the whole truth becoming a scarce commodity in the Brexit debate. Megaphone negotiations are no way to tackle the most important political issue of a generation or two. Two negotiators in tyrolian hats sitting on the top of two mountains, yodelling to each other comes forcibly to mind. Who is now betting on an aborted EU exit in the fullness of time? I am!