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What I think about vivisection is that if people admit that they have the right to take or endanger the life of living beings for the benefit of many, there will be no limit to their cruelty.
( Leo Tolstoy )

Over-thinking ruins you, ruins the situation, twists things around, makes you worry and makes everything much worse than it actually is.

The disgusting, blood-soaked ‘meat’ industry is concerned only with one thing..
Maximising profit, regardless of people’s health, and the social or environmental costs.

We consume the carcasses of creatures of like appetites, passions and organs with our own and fill the slaughterhouses daily with screams of fear and pain.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

Sarcasm is the ability to insult idiots without them realising it.

Nothing more strongly arouses our disgust than cannibalism, yet we make the same impression on Buddhists and vegetarians, for we feed on babies, though not our own.
( Robert Louis Stevenson )

In their behaviour towards animals, farmers and the ‘meat’ industry are Nazis.

Cock-fighting was illegal in Oklahoma, USA until 1963, when a judge ruled that chickens are not animals and therefore unprotected by anti-cruelty laws.

The problem with experiments has always been that human beings make the decisions on whether or not the animals have benefited from the treatment.
( James Randi )

We humans don’t even give token acknowledgement to the fact that we push animals off their lands.. We are the thieves and trespassers, not they.

Wildlife animals are being forced to live in closer proximity with humans.
With few alternatives available, they have no choice but to enter our towns, our gardens, and our parks, in search of food and shelter.

In a perfect world, animals would be free to live their lives to the fullest.. Raising their young, enjoying their native environments and following their natural instincts.. However, domesticated dogs and cats cannot survive free in our concrete jungles, so we must take as good care of them as possible.. People with the time, money, love and patience to make a lifetime commitment to an animal can make an enormous difference by adopting from shelters or rescuing animals from a perilous life on the street.. But it is also important to stop manufacturing pets, thereby perpetuating a class of animals forced to rely on humans to survive.
( PETA )

Everyone is my teacher.
Some I seek.. Some I learn from simply by observing them.
I am grateful to both.

Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages.. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans.. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow-humans.. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime.
( Frederic A. McGrand )

The beef industry has contributed to more American deaths than all the wars of this century, all natural disasters and all automobile accidents combined.. If beef is your idea of real food for real people, you’d better live real close to a real good hospital.
( Neal D. Barnard, M.D. )

Results from animal tests are not transferable between species and therefore cannot guarantee product safety for humans.. In reality these tests do not provide protection for consumers from unsafe products, but rather they are used to protect corporations from legal liability.
( Herbert Gundersheimer, M.D. )

When I was twelve, I went hunting with my father and we shot a bird.. He was laying there and something struck me.. Why do we call this fun to kill this creature who was as happy as I was when I woke up this morning ?
( Marv Levy )

Humans .. The only animal in the world to fear.

An animal’s life has been sacrificed to bring you a meal.

The hottest place in Hell is reserved for those who remain neutral in times of great moral conflict.
( Martin Luther King, Jr. )

The attitude of the farmer and the medical research scientist is ..
“Nothing matters but the convenience of man.”

The suffering which some people deliberately inflict upon animals is beyond the understanding of all good, decent people.

Anyone who tries to improve the lives of animals invariably comes in for criticism from those who believe such efforts are misplaced in a world of suffering humanity.
( Jane Goodall )

At the moment our human world is based on the suffering and destruction of millions of non-humans.. To perceive this and to do something to change it in personal and public ways is to undergo a change of perception akin to a religious conversion.. Nothing can ever be seen in quite the same way again because once you have admitted the terror and pain of other species you will, unless you resist conversion, be always aware of the endless permutations of suffering that support our society.
( Sir Arthur Conan Doyle )

The Will Of A Dog ..
When I die, please do not say, “I will never have another pet.”
Instead, go and find an unloved shelter dog, one whose life has held no joy or hope, and give my place to him.. The place I had in my human’s loving heart, my happy home, my cozy bed, and all my toys.

If any kid realised what was involved in factory farming, they would never touch meat again.. I was so moved by the intelligence, sense of fun and personality of the animals I worked with on Babe that by the end of the film I was a vegetarian.
( James Cromwell )

Man has been endowed with reason, with the power to create, so that he can add to what he’s been given.. But up to now he hasn’t been a creator, only a destroyer.. Forests keep disappearing, rivers dry up, wild lifes become extinct, the climate’s ruined and the land grows poorer and uglier every day.
( Anton Chekhov )

The art of angling, the cruelest, the coldest and the stupidest of pretended sports.
( Lord George Gordon Byron )

I despise and abhor the pleas on behalf of that infamous practice, vivisection.. I would rather submit to the worst of deaths, so far as pain goes, than have a single dog or cat tortured to death on the pretence of sparing me a twinge or two.
( Robert Browning )

Life is the most difficult exam.
Many people fail because they try to copy others, not realising that everyone has a different question paper.

I am America’s only native marsupial.. I am an Opossum.
Some people think I look like a rat, but I am more closely related to the kangaroo and koala bears, who are also marsupials.. I clean up your environment, eat ticks, and keep snakes away.
If you leave out food, I will eat it.. I get hungry too.. I don’t have an easy life, so if you can leave table scraps and water outside for me, that would be a great help for me and my family.
I may look scary, but I don’t have rabies, and I will do you no harm.
Please don’t harm me or my family.

Every Dream Is A Prophecy

We’re back to the same lies that got us into Iraq.
Do we never learn to question the propaganda ?
( Ron Paul )

You might be an economic illiterate if you think roads created business success and not the other way round.
( Ron Paul )

Why do I find it so annoying to be told cuts in the public services we rely on are essential… By people with tennis courts, swimming pools, nannies, private health insurance and offshore bank accounts !
( R.S. Hutchison, April 2010 )

Wouldn’t it be great if we could inflict Conservative policies only on people who voted Conservative.

If you want others to be happy, practise compassion.
If you want to be happy, practise compassion.
( Dalai Lama )

Be brave .. Even if you’re not, pretend to be.
No one can tell the difference.

The earth, like the sun, like the air, belongs to everyone and to no one.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

Beautiful faces are everywhere..
But beautiful minds are hard to find.

There is nothing in the world like a persuasive speech to fuddle the mental apparatus and upset the convictions and debauch the emotions of an audience not practised in the tricks and delusions of oratory.
( Mark Twain )

It’s a man’s job to respect a woman.
It is a woman’s job to give him something to respect.

The environment should be put in the category of our National Security.
Defence of our resources is just as important as defence abroad.
Otherwise, what is there to defend ?
( Robert Redford )

I’m not anti-social, I’m selectively social.
There’s a difference.

The tragedy of modern war is that the young men die fighting each other instead of their real enemies back home in the capitals.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

A religion will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their religion.
Science will hide the truth if the truth would destroy their theory.

Why is it that countries which we call ‘strong’ are so powerful in creating wars but so weak in bringing peace ?
Why is that giving guns is so easy but giving books is so hard ?.. We have already taken many steps in the right direction.. Now is the time to take a leap.
( Malala Yousafzai )

When talking to a stupid person, it’s a good idea to pretend you are not stupid.

The two enemies of the people are criminals and government, so let us tie the second down with the chains of the constitution so the second will not become the legalised version of the first.
( Thomas Jefferson )

Deceit for personal gain is a shameful recurring crime among our politicians and so-called public servants.
( R S Hutchison )

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.
( George Bernard Shaw )

There are moments in life when you wish you could bring someone down from Heaven.. Just to give them one more hug, a kiss, and to hear their voice.

He knows nothing, and he thinks he knows everything.
That points clearly to a political career.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Our governments are full of career politicians, interested only in themselves, not caring a damn about the welfare of the people.

When the rich rob the poor it’s called business.
When the poor fight back it’s called violence.
( Mark Twain )

I think I need to see somebody who knows about mad people to tell me that I’m not one of them.

Patriotism is a conviction that your country is better because you were born in it.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Men were given strength by God to protect women.
So, if you are a man and you hurt a woman..
You have no right to call yourself a man.. An asshole, perhaps.

The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Just because something has been done for years, it doesn’t make it right.

All your memories are behind you.
All your dreams are before you.
All those you love are around you.
All that you need is within you.
( Florence Emily Hookins )

My way of joking is to tell the truth.
It’s the funniest joke in the world.
( George Bernard Shaw )

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Every dream is a prophecy.
Every jest is an earnest in the womb of time.
( George Bernard Shaw )

Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer.
Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
( John F. Kennedy )

I will never understand how politicians who call themselves Christian can read the Gospels and then treat the poor and the sick like dirt.
( James Martin )

We’ve become now an oligarchy instead of a democracy.
( Jimmy Carter )

Behind the ostensible government sits enthroned an invisible government owing no allegiance and acknowledging no responsibility to the people.
( Theodore Roosevelt )

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
( Ephesians, 6:12, King James version )

Society is like a stew.. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.
( Edward Paul Abbey )

In 2012, research in New Zealand found an irreversible reduction in intelligence is just one cost of smoking cannabis from your early teens.

Religions, invented by man, have increasingly become a corrupt mechanism of manipulating large chunks of the population and attacking humane thought.
( R.S. Hutchison, November, 2015 )

The Earth will continue to cleanse itself while material and negative things collapse and cease to be.
( William Roache )

Until It Ends, There Is No End

Journalism is printing what someone else does not want printed.
Everything else is public relations.
( George Orwell )

If I’m wrong, educate me.. Don’t belittle me.

The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you don’t know anything about.
( Wayne Dyer, 1940-2015 )

Our population is being replaced by people with norms and values that are not ours.
( Geert Wilders )

Leaving would cause business uncertainty, while embroiling the Government for years in a fiddly process of negotiating new arrangements, so diverting energy from the real problems that have nothing to do with Europe.
( Boris Johnson, February 2016 )

Because of new laws brought in by the Conservative Government, the UK is now ranked 40th in the world for freedom of press.
The 2017 World Press Freedom Index ranks the UK behind countries such as Costa Rica, Jamaica, Estonia, Slovakia, Samoa, Czech Republic, Namibia, Uruguay, Ghana, Latvia, South Africa, Liechtenstein, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Andorra, Lithuania, and Slovenia.

Not only is the universe stranger than we imagine, it is stranger than we can imagine.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

Others rain on your parade because they are jealous of your sun when they only have shade.
( Eileen Hutchison, 1926-2008 )

We are all of us clocks whose faces tell the passing years.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

This soulless nature of the scientific world need not worry those who are persuaded that the main significances of our environment are of a more spiritual character.
( Arthur Stanley Eddington, 1882-1944 )

I mean what I say and I say what I mean.
There won’t be an early election.
There should be no general election until 2020.
( Theresa May, 30.06.2016 )

We have leaders and politicians who have lost sight of the truth..
And have replaced truth with laws and regulations to further their greed.

It’s Sheriff-of-Nottingham times.
Why aren’t the bankers in the dock ?
The working classes are suffering in this country.
They’re a joke in the media – they’re portrayed as chavs and rioters.
( Paul O’Grady )

There was a time when science wasn’t taken seriously and religion ruled the world.
We called it the Dark Ages.

Education makes us a white man’s equal..
The lack of it makes us his victim.
( Joe Medicine Crow, 1913-2016 )

Passports ? ..
When government takes your right to travel and sells it back to you.

The belly is an ungrateful wretch..
It never remembers past favours, it always wants more tomorrow.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Until it ends, there is no end.

In keeping silent about evil, in burying it so deep within us that no sign of it appears on the surface, we are implanting it, and it will rise up a thousand fold in the future.. When we neither punish nor reproach evildoers, we are not simply protecting their trivial old age, we are thereby ripping the foundations of justice from beneath new generations.
( Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, 1918-2008 )

Fire Officers Warn That Cuts Pose A Risk ..
Chief fire officers have warned that further budget cuts pose a risk to community safety as official figures revealed the biggest increase in fire deaths for a decade.
The latest figures from the Department for Communities and Local Government show that 294 people died in fires in England during 2015, an increase of 21% compared with the 242 deaths recorded in 2014 and the largest increase since figures were published in 2001-02.. The chief fire officers from the six largest English cities outside London said the rise was worrying as the fire service faces budget cuts of up to 50% by 2020, from the 2010 benchmark.
( The Guardian, April 2016 )

A Horror Caused Entirely By Us ..
It is almost physically painful to listen to our political leaders as they jut their chins, do their Churchill imitations, and march towards yet another disaster.
I ask all these people to see if they can arrange a weekend break in Libya, the country they ‘liberated’ a couple of years ago.. The Tripoli airport, alas, long ago closed and seems to have been burned down.. But perhaps they can hitch a ride on one of the pirate boats that criss-cross the Mediterranean, bringing uncontrollable legions of migrants to Italy, bound for Calais.. That filthy business, too, is the fault of our Prime Minister and those who supported his Libya adventure.. The disturbing scenes at Calais, as migrants battle to board British-bound ships, are David Cameron’s direct responsibility, and the responsibility of all those who uncritically backed his adventure.
Nobody goes to Libya, now a cauldron of blood and screams where no sane person will venture, a horror caused entirely by us.
( Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014 )

Laid-Back Italians More Productive Than UK ..
For all George Osborne’s bluster, Britain remains a low-wage, low-output economy.. British workers put in the longest hours in Europe yet produce less than any other major industrialised nation.. The French could take every Friday off and still produce more each week than we do.. And even the laid-back Italians are nine per cent more productive than us.. Of the original fifteen EU states, only Europe’s basket cases Greece and Portugal have lower hourly wages.. Instead of investing in plant and technology essential for long-term growth, business is investing in labour because it is so cheap.
( Nigel Nelson, 13.12.2015 )

If you’ve come into our country and you commit a crime, you should be deported, end of story.
( Ray Winstone, December 2008 )

We don’t have to be unequal.. Poverty isn’t inevitable.
It doesn’t have to be unfair.. Things can, and will change.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

George Orwell ..
George Orwell was a patriotic, liberty-loving socialist who learned to loathe most of his Leftist comrades.. His writing, unlike theirs, was as clear as a newly cleaned windowpane.. That is because he, unlike them, refused to lie for the cause, and admitted its faults.. They loathed him for it when he was alive, and they always will loathe him for it.
( Peter Hitchens, 07.09.2014 )

British voters and European leaders should have one thing in common.. Not trusting David Cameron.. As slippery as a mud wrestler covered in grease.
The only thing open about Mr Cameron is his gaping mouth when he’s telling porkies.
( Daily Mirror, 18.12.2015 )

ISIL hasn’t come from nowhere.
ISIL isn’t funded by nobody.
ISIL doesn’t sell its oil to nobody.
ISIL doesn’t receive its arms from nowhere.
You’ve got to ask some questions about the arms sales we’ve made to many countries around the Gulf.. And we’ve got to ask some questions of the bankers and the banking system that allows that oil money to go in and out.
( Jeremy Corbyn )

Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders.
That is easy.. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.. It works the same way in any country.
( Hermann Wilhelm Göring, German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi Party )

I was born with my heart on my sleeve
A fire in my soul
And a mouth I can’t control.

It’s easier to fool people than to convince them that they have been fooled.
( Mark Twain )

Theresa May has the warmth, wit and oratorical ability of a fridge-freezer.
( Rod Little )

Judged by its own stated goals, government austerity policy isn’t working.. Of course, the reality is that austerity policies are actually designed to dismantle the welfare state, bring down wages and fully marketise the economy, destroying all social and economic gains of ordinary people since the second world war.. So from the government point of view the policies are working.
( Ken Loach )

I told the then Prime minister that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the beginning and that the fanaticism and extremism that you will unleash will travel and cascade everywhere including onto our own streets.
( George Galloway )

Do Scientists Believe In God ?

The existence of design in Nature is a fact which must be taken seriously because in every main branch of science.. Physics, geophysics, astronomy, chemistry and biology, we are faced with the same surprising fact.. Nearly everywhere Nature shows signs of something we can only think of in terms of ingenuity and deliberate design.
( Robert E.D. Clark, PH.D. Organic Chemistry, Cambridge University )

A common sense interpretation of the facts suggests a Super Intellect has monkeyed with physics, as well as with the chemistry and the biology.. There are no blind forces worth speaking about in Nature.. The numbers one calculates from the facts seem to me so overwhelming as to put this conclusion almost beyond question.
( Dr. Fred Hoyle, British Astrophysicist and founder of Theory of Stellar Nucleosynthesis )

It may seem bizarre, but in my opinion, a deep study into the sciences offers a surer path to God than any religion.
( Paul Davies, Physicist winner of the 2001 Kelvin Medal issued by the Institute of Physics and winner of the 2002 Faraday Prize issued by the Royal Society )

To suppose that the human eye with all its inimitable contrivances for adjusting the focus to different distances, for admitting different amounts of light, and for the correction of spherical and chromatic aberration, could have been formed by natural selection seems, I freely confess, absurd in the highest sense.
( Charles Darwin )

A bit of science distances one from God, but much science nears one to Him.. The more I study Nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator.
( Louis Pasteur )

We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cosseted, cherished group of creatures.. If the universe had not been made with the most exacting precision we could never have come into existence.. It is my view that these circumstances indicate the universe was created for man to live in.
( John O’Keefe, Astronomer, NASA )

It seems to me that when confronted with the marvels of life and the incredibly fine-tuned universe, one must ask why and not just how.. The only possible answers are religious.. I find a need for God in the universe, and in my own life.
(Arthur L. Schawlow, Professor of Physics, Stanford University and Nobel prize winner in physics)

Precious little in the way of biochemical evolution could have happened on the Earth.. If one counts the number of trial assemblies of amino acids alone that are needed to give rise to the enzymes, the probability of their discovery by selection or via random shufflings turns out to be less than ‘one in ten to the 40,000th.’
( Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe, Professor, Applied Mathematics and Astronomy, University College Cardiff )

Both religion and science require a belief in God.. For believers, God is in the beginning, and for physicists he is at the end of all considerations.
( Max Planck, Nobel prize winner in physics )

Astronomy leads us to a unique event.. A universe which was created out of nothing and delicately balanced to provide exactly the conditions required to support life.. In the absence of an absurdly-improbable accident.. The observations of modern science seem to suggest an underlying, one might say, supernatural plan.
( Arno Penzias, Physicist and Nobel prize winner )

Within DNA we’ve discovered dual coding, along with protein code-reading frames and other cellular design features for concentrating the vast genomic information.. Such innovations are virtually impossible to be by chance or selective processes.
( W.Y. Chung, Comparative Genomics and Bioinformatics, Penn State University )

Evolution is a fairy tale for grown-ups.
The theory has helped nothing in the progress of science.. It is useless.. The shocking lack of transitional fossils offer no explanation for the exquisitely complex animals, all unique in their kinds.
( Dr. Louis Bounoure, French National Centre for Scientific Research )

The more you look scientifically and mathematically at the universe, the more you understand God is its glorious infinitely wise creator.
( Johannes Kepler, Founder of the Planetary Laws of Motion )

One cannot look at this universe with all living productions and man, without believing that all has been intelligently designed.
( Charles Darwin )

The first gulp from the glass of natural sciences will turn you into an Atheist.
But at the bottom of the glass God is waiting for you.
( Werner Heisenberg, Nobel prize winner in physics, Founder of Quantum Mechanics )

Unfortunately, the origin of the cell remains a question that is actually the murkiest aspect of the whole theory of evolution.
( Alexander Ivanovich Oparin, Biochemist, notable for his book The Origin of Life )

Without the incredible design and tuning seen in Earth’s radiation protection mechanism, our magnetic field structure, life itself would be an impossibility.
( Sir Robert Boyd, Royal Astronomical Society )

A Creator must exist.. The big bang ripples and subsequent scientific findings clearly point to an ex-nihilo creation consistent with the first few verses of the Book of Genesis.
( Henry F. Schaefer 111, Quantum Chemist, Five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize )

God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world.
( Paul Dirac, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics )

I believe that the more thoroughly science is studied, the further does it take us from anything comparable to Atheism.
( Lord William Thomson, 1st Baron Kelvin, Mathematical physicist and engineer )

God is the author of the universe and the free establisher of the laws of motion.
( Robert William Boyle, Chemist and physicist, Founder of modern chemistry ) 

Astronomers now find they have painted themselves into a corner because they have proven, by their own methods, that the world began abruptly in an act of creation to which you can trace the seeds of every star, every planet, every living thing in this cosmos and on the Earth.. And they have found that all this happened as a product of forces they cannot hope to discover.
( Robert Jastrow, NASA Physicist )

Natural selection through mutation cannot begin to explain the incredible functions of the eye.. Mutations are either neutral or harmful, rarely are they helpful, just as a random change made by poking a screwdriver into the guts of your computer will rarely improve its performance.
( Paul Ehrlich, Evolutionist, Stanford University )

There is no conflict between science and religion.
Our knowledge of God is made larger with every discovery we make about the world.
( Joseph H. Taylor, Nobel Prize in Physics for discovery of the first binary pulsar )

The fanatical Atheists are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains they have thrown off after a hard struggle.. They are creatures who in their grudge against God and religion can’t hear the music of the spheres.
( Albert Einstein )

Genetic studies continue to prove entropy of the human genome is constant and degenerative, making evolution and improvement by selection both scientifically and logically false.
( Dr. John Sanford, Cornell University Professor )

I have found there is a wonderful harmony in the complementary truths of science and faith.. The God of the Bible is also the God of the human genome.. God can be found in the Cathedral or in the laboratory.
( Francis Sellers Collins, Physician-geneticist )

If I had no other data than the early chapters of Genesis, some of the Psalms, and other passages of scripture, I would have arrived at essentially the same picture of the origin of the universe, as is indicated by scientific data.
( Arno Penzias, Physicist and Nobel prize winner )

No one can read the Gospels without feeling the actual presence of Jesus.. His personality pulsates in every word.. No myth is filled with such life.
( Albert Einstein )

The fact is there are proportionally as many Atheistic truck drivers as Atheistic scientists.. And among Nobel laureates, the number who recognise the hand of God in the universe is remarkably high.
( Richard Bube, Stanford University Professor )

How did the molecules of life form and acquire their amazing abilities without an intelligent designer ?.. Evolutionary research fails to provide adequate explanations or satisfying answers to questions about the origin of life.
In effect, those who deny the purposeful intervention of a Creator attribute god-like powers to mindless molecules and natural forces.

The most beautiful system of the sun, planets and comets could only proceed from the counsel and dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
( Isaac Newton )

Scientists hold to chemical ‘chance’ evolution theories, but still somehow involve God.. I think it is because for them to admit that God directly created the first cell, they might as well admit that God created everything directly.. The presence of building materials is one thing, the requirement of the plan to put these building materials in the proper places and get them working together is another thing.. That’s why a cell is so beautiful, so intricate.. Even to get one single functional protein molecule to form by chance is a mathematical absurdity.
( Dr Aw Swee-Eng, M.B., B.S., Ph.D.(Lond.), FRC Path., MI Biol. (Lond.))

The day science begins to study non-physical phenomena, it will make more progress in one decade than in all the previous centuries of its existence.
‪( Nikola Tesla, Serbian-American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist )

I am not an atheist.. The problem involved is too vast for our limited minds.. We are in the position of a little child entering a huge library filled with books in many languages.. The child knows someone must have written those books.. It does not know how.. It does not understand the languages in which they are written.. The child dimly suspects a mysterious order in the arrangement of the books but doesn’t know what it is.. That, it seems to me, is the attitude of even the most intelligent human being toward God.. We see the universe marvelously arranged and obeying certain laws but only dimly understand these laws.
( Albert Einstein )

I think only an idiot can be an atheist.
We must admit that there exists an incomprehensible power or force with limitless foresight and knowledge that started the whole universe going in the first place.
( Christian B. Anfinsen, 1916-1995, an American biochemist who shared the 1972 Nobel Prize in Chemistry )

Enjoy This Day

Turkey isn’t our ally, even though it’s in Nato.
On the contrary, it’s an increasingly Islamist state run by a dangerous demagogue who should worry us as much as IS does.
(Peter Hitchens, 12.10.2014)

God’s Laws…
If you believe in God then the idea is that we follow God’s laws to the best of our ability.. His laws state, “Thou shalt not kill”.. And so everything should work around that.. Whether it’s about death penalties, abortions or anything else.. As with everything, it can be taken simply, just as the law is recorded.. Or you can look into it more deeply and look for exceptions and loop holes and such like.. But I would tend to go with the simple way that it is written.. ‘Thou shalt not kill’.. Probably the biggest point here is that God sets our laws.. We don’t set his.. It’s the same way we work as parents and children.. Our children, certainly when they are young and learning, have a different set of rules to the parents.. The rules we set are there to protect and to help and to teach.. As our children grow into adults their rules change somewhat.. I would think God’s rules work much the same way.. I believe this life is a test for us, where we learn and grow, and God’s rules are there to protect and help us along the way.. After this life ends things change and no doubt there will be some changes to the rules too as we progress.
(Lorna Latham Wilkins, 23.11.2016)

Enjoy this day.
Every day is a gift, a blessing.
Some saw yesterday but will never see another day.
Tomorrow is promised to no one.
Enjoy this day.

In some ways we are humanising technology and dehumanising people.
Just because we can do something, doesn’t necessarily mean we should.
(Sonya Cassidy)

There are politicians who are twisting and abusing religion and different strains of the same religion in order to further their own political objectives.. And the tragedy for me, and that’s why you have these proxy wars being fought the whole time in that area, is that there is not strong enough leadership in the countries themselves.. That’s why you’ve got Saudi Arabia, Iran, everybody, moving in and puppeteering and playing proxy wars.
(UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson)

Mrs May’s Reintroduction Of Medieval Tyranny…
Perhaps the worst and most wounding for a British patriot is Mrs Theresa May’s plan to ban ‘extremists’ from the air-ways and the internet.. What is an extremist ?.. Why, anyone the Government says is one.. I might be one.. You might be one.. What joy this idea must have given the Chinese despots currently resisting peaceful demands for more freedom in Hong Kong.. I can just imagine the glee with which they will throw back any British protests at repression, by saying how much they admire Mrs May’s reintroduction of medieval tyranny into our penal code.. For this disgraceful outburst, Mrs May was praised as a possible future premier by choirs of sycophants.. But then we must come to that great streak of snake-oil and hair gel, the Prime Minister’s speech in Birmingham.. I confess I swore at the TV set several times, enraged by his sheer nerve.. His ostentatious wearing of a Help For Heroes wristband after needlessly prolonging the peril of British troops in Afghanistan was particularly repulsive to me.. I hope his endorsement did not harm that excellent charity too much, though I have never understood why wounded soldiers need to rely upon charity for their care.
(Peter Hitchens, 05.10.2014)

Bill Clinton has called Jeremy Corbyn a ‘guy off the street’ and ‘the maddest person in the room’, a refreshing contrast to charismatic Bill himself who’s a sleazy old goat and the randiest person in any room.
(Fiona Phillips, 12.11.2016)

Airhead heiress Tamara Ecclestone claims she doesn’t know the difference between bread and toast.. Well, allow me to do what the teachers at your exclusive public school failed to do, Tamara, and educate you.. Bread is what your dad gives you and your hubby to entertain yourself with in your £45million mansion, while toast is what your marriage will be if daddy ever decides he doesn’t like the way your hubby is spending his bread.
(Brian Reade, 11.10.2014)

Britain’s Huge Debt…
Britain’s personal debt mountain is £353billion.. To put that astronomical figure into perspective that’s more than three times the cost of the NHS.. One in six of us now owes money to someone other than our mortgage lender.. And the reason we’re in hock is that wages never picked up after the bank crash and are worth an average £40 less a week.. Ordinary people understood the need for austerity after our economy almost collapsed in 2008.. What they did not expect was to end up footing the entire bill while fat-cat bankers went on coining it with taxpayer bailouts.. So much for George Osborne’s mantra we were all in it together.. The truth is nothing really changed.. The same political elite carried on making the rich richer with tax breaks while cutting public services everyone else relies on.
(Sunday Mirror, 28.08.2016)

‘Unrealistic’ To Bring 50,000 Pedophiles To Justice…
Keith Bristow, head of the National Crime Agency, expects that of the 50,000 Brits who have accessed vile pictures of kids being abused, it’s just ‘unrealistic’ to bring them all to justice.. Quite how many he will be able to track down then drag through our slow and cumbersome justice system isn’t clear.. Let us hope his officers can make it into double figures.. Yet the scandal seems to have been dismissed by Home Secretary Theresa May with a shoulder shrug while her cronies continue banging on about the EU.. There is no reason why every single one of the 50,000 people involved could not be actively pursued.. If the Home Office wanted to.
Rapes recorded by police have reached an all-time high of more than 22,000, up 5,000 to June (2014) on the previous year.. That is 60 attacks every day.
(Alison Phillips, Daily Mirror, 22.10.2014)

Home Ownership Plunges Under Conservatives…
The UK has dropped out of the EU top 20 for home ownership.
People who own their own homes has plunged from 70% in 2010 to 63.5%.
The figures now put the UK behind France, Holland and Luxembourg.
The number of households aged under 35 who own their own home is down 300,000 since 2010.. Yet home-owning households rose by a million between 1997 and 2010 under Labour.
(Nigel Nelson, Sunday Mirror, 30.10.2016)