Of course God belongs in the classroom: how else can one teach about sadism, brainwashing and the control of others? Indeed, teaching how religions support war and sectarian violence should be mandatory.
"disabled people were going to have to choose between enforced work and penury" There is a subtle hint of discrimination here: implying that disabled people, unlike the rest of us, should not have to work to avoid penury. Or were you implying that they are not capable of work?
True, and mere beauty cannot account for science. It has been said that art takes away precision, but adds manipulation. It certainly obliterates part of the intellect. One of the things myth and mystery gives us is fear, and with it the ability to oppress or control others. Sadly, science just seems to take all that away.
The other day I saw a surgeon cure a child. I could tell you that his spirit spoke to the child's spirit as he waved his magic wand of science. But that wouldn't teach you how to save the next child.
You are right of course, but it will take an attitude shift similar to that needed to eliminate racism. Until we start to see people who have more than two children as unacceptably selfish, population will continue to expand.
Gosh, you mean the NHS is not McDonalds?
We should change that immediately: we don't want a system where some providers are better than others - all should be exactly the same, even if that same is mediocre.
May Mr True-May learn not to say what is true - if he wants to have a job that is exposed to media scrutiny. He needs to learn to do the things that make a successful program while saying PC things and waffling. Never, never tell the media why things really work - they pick it to pieces and hand you your hat.
Well good for him. The hard message last time, now just marking time and waiting for them to work. A sensible approach with a reticent recovery - given that the last government doubled spending in 10 short years, without raising the revenue to pay for it.
You've heard of "Disgusted, Tunbridge Wells"? Well, I live in Holland Park and I've Had It. Up to here! An old curmudgeon, I rant and rave about things I read, see or hear in the News. Frequently sarcastic, irreverent and libertarian; often wrong - but never uncertain.