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The Curiosity Index (14.08.2018)

How Antebellum Christians Justified Slavery I always wondered and now I know. Another instance of the church abusing amongst other things power.  How Christianity created rock-n-roll On a more positive note Christianity this to add to its legacy: The bulk of mainstream music writers and critics betray their discomfort with Christian rock by ignoring it. I suspect that, like Elaine, most music journalists think of Christianity and rock as incompatible, the former less acceptable than dumbness and laziness, the latter, however musically dumb and lazy, still perceived as cool. In…

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The Curiosity Index (12.04.2018)

What does Luke reveal about himself in Luke-Acts? Quite a lot in fact as Colin green explains. Tradition, Scripture and Slavery This is worth remembering from Andrew LePeau: “The 1800s were not the first time slavery ended. They were the second.” Which countries get the most sleep? However tired you feel richer populations tend to be more well-rested China’s new rain-making system could increase rainfall by billions of cubic feet What could possibly go wrong if mankind learns how to control the weather and trash the climate? How forest bathing…

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Stopping the Traffik

Off to bed but just time to upload some more stuff about slavery (I’ll review the film Amazing Grace soon as well). Here’s the text of Rowan Williams’ sermon and if you want to hear mine click here. Two great organisations campaigning on this are Stop the Traffik and Anti-Slavery. All credit to Daniel Bedingfield for doing this video with Stop the Traffik.

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Mother's Day, Consumerism and Slavery

It’s all in the news at once and because it’s Mother’s Day I’m in a hurry or I’ll be late for tea. So consumerism wrecked Mother’s Day – true, read the history here A whole host of facts on the abolition of slavery and modern slavery here and here. I’ll post more links in coming days… And for a whole host of articles from the BBC on these issues head to this article from the Green Room which makes me feel guilty for not having done anything about our food…

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