"I suspect that many people feel , as I do, that the climate zealots would be a lot more persuasive if they were a little more modest. It is precisely their angry, bullying, majoritarian intolerance which makes me suspect that they are rather nervous about their beliefs. Their recent utterly unscientific claims that typhoons, hurricanes and wet winters are evidence of general climate change are even more inclined to make me think they are more interested in shouting people down, and stirring the mob, than they are in argument. "

Peter Hitchens http://hitchensblog.mailonsunday.co.uk/2014/04/beware-of-the-green-rapture-it-may-not-happen-.html

Friday, 20 December 2013

A Merry Christmas to all my readers!

Not being blessed, if you like, with religion myself I still find a great deal to admire in Christianity: the compassion, and generosity to be found in the texts and amongst so many of its followers, and the beauty-that-can-make-you-gasp to be found in some of its buildings, large and small, and also in some of the music.  The above singing and the building it is taking place in, are fine examples of this.  

More usual posts will resume before the New Year - I have a bit of a backlog of ideas and notes, but most of them are about matters that invoke the opposite of the cheerful spirit of this coming week in much of the world.  So I'll leave them to one side for a few more days.  

1 comment:

  1. I am delighted to say that whenever I sing any of the great Christian hymns, I become a Christian again for the duration of that song