God & VE Day, 2015

On Sunday, May  10, 2015, church bells sounded throughout the land as British Christians marked the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe with public displays of thanksgiving. A striking feature of these celebrations was the, to an unbelieving onlooker, blatant cognitive dissonances exhibited in the accompanying church services and expressions of gratitude, proffered not to […]

Mighty misconceptions from little seeds do grow

I WAS  still in bed when the BBC Radio news slipped gently into Sunday Worship, to which I listen as a sort of masochistic learning process; also it’s a favourite for railing at the radio. Not far in the priest said something that really woke me up. His voice showed no sign of wavering as […]