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A Cold Sunday Morning [Feb. 24th, 2013|10:18 am]
Tony Grist
Still cold. Dot rang to say she didn't want to be taken to church because church will be freezing. We're promised snow flurries- but they've been saying that for days and all we're getting is the odd stray flake. You see it out of the corner of your eye and don't quite believe it so you look for more and there aren't any.

The rabbits are happy; the colder the weather the more active they are. I was tidying up the shed where I store the hay and the bird seed and found mice had nibbled a big hole in the bag of table mix and there was seed all over the floor. The rabbits got in there and huddled in amongst the clutter where they were hard to get at and munched away. I let them.

The Sunday morning headlines name Britain's top Catholic churchman (a notorious gay-basher) as a serial abuser of young priests. Will whoever is in charge stop him from voting in the conclave? Information (or is it misinformation?) seeping out of the Vatican suggests the back-story to the Pope's resignation involves paedophile sex rings, blackmail and money laundering. Also in the news is the allegation that Oscar Pistorius beat Reva with a cricket bat before shooting her. Is it my jaundiced, elderly imagination or are the scandals- in church, state, finance, professional sport (you name it, it's rotten)- coming at us even faster than usual? 

[User Picture]From: steepholm
2013-02-24 11:24 am (UTC)
I can't help linking Oscar Pistorius with David Petraeus. Admittedly the latest recent scandal is far more serious, but it's certainly put me off going out with anyone with a Latin-sounding surname beginning with P. No one named Publius need apply.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-24 01:37 pm (UTC)
Pistorius is a name that makes me think of medieval scholasticism. I feel he ought to be an alchemist or an authority on the astrolabe or some such.
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[User Picture]From: aellia
2013-02-24 12:19 pm (UTC)
Ah,well,they'll all go to Hell. That place,where I learned this morning,that you have your skin burned off and when it grows burned off again. Scared the living daylights out of me! Was there a Hell before Christianity?
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-24 01:41 pm (UTC)
There was. I think most "popular" religions- the ones designed to keep the masses in order- come with Hells attached.
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[User Picture]From: veronica_milvus
2013-02-24 12:33 pm (UTC)
I think the scandals ARE coming at us faster. I think the internet makes it difficult to keep these things in their boxes. Hurrah for that.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-24 01:43 pm (UTC)
Yes, I think that's probably what makes the difference.

Before the Internet most of us would have had no way of finding out who the paedophile politicians were. Now, although the libel laws keep their names out of the MSM, the information is only a click away.
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From: cmcmck
2013-02-25 08:36 am (UTC)
Mind you, not keeping things in boxes allows us to start making connections and some of said connections are beginning to look more than a little disturbing.

Connections to do with the rich and privileged............

Edited at 2013-02-25 08:36 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2013-02-25 10:20 am (UTC)
The politician the police are threatening to arrest has close professional links to both Cameron and Clegg.
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