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Instigations …

Look up the dated phrase “to grant favours” … Oh to be a modern man No rites of passage Trashed religious package Caught between news of marauders Brutal abusers and Benny Hill musers All tarred with the same brush The … Continue reading

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Sacred Illness

​”If dull people lose the idea of God nothing happens – not immediately at least. But socially the masses begin to breed mental epidemics, of which we have now a fair number.” C. G. Jung, Psychology & Religion (New Haven … Continue reading

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10 Years On

From 10 years ago I commented on this BBC report: http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/newsnight/2007/12/who_should_pay.html “Addiction is a disease, a syndrome of various symptoms that relate back to a tap-root of meaninglessness and erroneous material or behavioural prioritisation within a personal or community expression.It … Continue reading

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The Poor

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_United_Kingdom?wprov=sfla1 The spiritual principle behind poverty is succinctness itself at this time of remembering Christ, the sparseness of the conditions surrounding His birth, the attitude He had toward the money-lenders in The Temple when He threw them out and the … Continue reading

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Brand Leaders?

​Though all of Mankind can take solace in the Saul to St. Paul redemptive template, or the “your’s was not the hand that slew” response to Moses when he doubted his mission for having killed an Egyptian soldier, or the … Continue reading

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Road to Damascus

So, what on earth is all this stuck-addiction© stuff on about? Q. Do you want everyone on a 12 Step Programme? A. No. Q. Do you want to turn The Chisholme Institute into some kind of rehab? A. No. At … Continue reading

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