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Strike the fear, so I may no longer see The apparition stalking me It has no substance, nor sinew strong In this light place, it does not belong. Be gone foul phantom creature Be gone whence the nothing Spawned you … Continue reading

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The Meaning of Wealth

“The great weakness of the West is that it has nothing with which to inspire loyalty except wealth. But what is wealth? Another washing machine, a bigger car, a nicer house to live in? Not much to feed the spirit … Continue reading

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A philosopher contemplates death: Voltaire (1770)

In any case, Voltaire* added jocularly, he expected to die shortly and would soon find out who was right concerning immortality of the soul— Plato or Spinoza, Saint Paul or Epictetus, Christianity or Confucianism. *This is jocular because Voltaire was … Continue reading

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Obama and Trump meet God

Obama and Trump are standing at the throne of heaven. God looks at them and says, “Before granting you a place at my side, I must ask you what you have learned, what you believe in.” God asks Obama first: … Continue reading

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Heaven and the engaged couple

After a tragic accident an engaged couple find themselves in Heaven. Jill I still want to get married you know. John Well this has to be the right place. It’s Heaven after all. Jill I’ll ask the gatekeeper to find a … Continue reading

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The War on Drugs

“the ‘War on Drugs’ has arguably been the single most devastating, dysfunctional social policy since slavery.” The United Conference of United Methodist Churches 24th June 2015 (USA) (Chris)

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In Finnegan’s eyes you dare not see beyond what throbs in there Nor when the Guinness lonely nights rent hugged hard fistful sheets Thoughts as daggers wrench at his constant pain Made worse by such short sentenced timeless loves Stretched … Continue reading

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Johan Cruyff* on Religion

“In Spain all twenty-two players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch- if it worked all matches would end in a draw.” *The inventor of modern football.   (Chris)

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Dad’s slippers lay crumpled by his dresser Together matched, waiting in vain Idle these five days – past forgotten Soft chequered uppers, of faded silk-cotton. Just a week ago they shuffled slowly A few inches at a time Dad bent … Continue reading

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I fancy I’ve seen Liars, charlatans and worse But a certain politician feted as ending the troubles… Now appears to have appeased some. Loyalist, republicans swathed in blood Atrocities, neither bigots won But a certain politician Claimed progress in 2007 … Continue reading

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