Christians, the early church & child abuse

One of the great tragedies of our day is that the church (and I use that in its widest form) has increasingly become known as a place where children have been abused. There are too many scandals, too much secrecy, too many cover ups of abusers using the cover of priesthood and religion. It is religion at its very, very worst. The church cannot, must not, tolerate the abuse of children. It wasn’t always this way. In fact in its earliest days Christians were famous for the opposite – the protection…

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The Curiosity Index (21.02.2017)

After a couple of days unintentional absence we’re back and we’re not the only ones Woolly mammoth on verge of resurrection I do hope this isn’t fake news. Still it also point us creepily into the world of Jurassic Park. The Doomsday Clock JSTOR gives you all you need to know on ‘a powerful metaphor for disaster that is never far away’. For more from me on this, read ‘why aren’t we more worried about the nuclear threat?’ Who should own the robots? It’s not entirely unfeasible to ask the…

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