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Quantum 51 – Cricket; Bigotry; The Catholic MP and the Free Church MP; Child Abuse; Jess Phillips; Scotland and Drugs; Trump; The Bachelorette; Mark Driscoll; Joni; The Handmaids Tale; Augustine Banned

This weeks Quantum ranges from explaining cricket to an MP demanding that the government look after her children five days a week – from The Bachelorette to Donald Trump..Enjoy…(and pass on!)

We also looking at The Speaker and bigotry –  the firing of Allen Josephson,

The Free Church MP and the Catholic MP

Remember this song?  It’s been banned in a library play group!

And then we have this extraordinary story of how the UK Labour government advised police and others to effectively ignore the abuse of teenage girls in Rotherham because of ‘their choices’.

Scotland and drugs –

Ridiculous story of the week –

Or this one – Australia doesn’t exist.

Mark Driscoll –

Some Good news – Joni Eareckson Tada –

Article of the Week –


The Handmaid’s Tale – An American Dystopia?

Quote of the Week –

“Let us never assume that if we live good lives we will be without sin; our lives should be praised only when we continue to beg for pardon. But men are hopeless creatures, and the less they concentrate on their own sins, the more interested they become in the sins of others. They seek to criticize, not to correct. Unable to excuse themselves, they are ready to accuse others.”

Cricket theme – test match special…

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Catch up – Quantum 50: The PM at Hillsong; Greg Sheridan; Islamaphobia; ; Northern Ireland; Amazon; Epstein; Paula White, Egypt; Greece; Denmark; Nurseries, Bewes; Santana


    1. I once had a letter published in a Scottish newspaper. Soon afterwards I got a letter from somebody telling me to go back to where I came from. Eh? Well, i was living in Scotland and I was brought up in England. Maybe he meant i should go back to England. But he wouldn’t know that. Much more likely he looked at my Irish surname and meant I should go ‘back’ to somewhere I had never set foot in!

  1. Is it bigoted for Bercow to call out bigots? What happens if he was opposing racists or slave-owners would he have to keep quiet? Should freedom of religion include freedom of discriminate? It is a matter of historical record that slave-owners used to use the Bible to support slavery, and racists used the Bible to support segregation and apartheid? Is that their freedom of religion? Am I bigoted for bringing up this history?

    1. SO you equate those who disagree with you on SSM with slave owners?! That is bigotry….Bercow’s job is to be the neutral speaker in parliament – not to impose his own bigoted views.

  2. What about Ian Blackford’s freedom of religion? Is he allowed to have freedom of conscience or do you have to give up your freedom of conscience and freedom to think as soon as you join an authoritarian-style church?

    1. Yes – of course he is allowed to have freedom of religion. He can choose which religion he wants to belong to. But if he professes to be a Christian and belongs to a Christian church, then the least we can expect is for him to uphold and believe Christ’s teaching – otherwise he is open to the charge of being a hypocrite. Futhermore you are missing the issue here. What Mr Blackford is doing – is seeking to impose his ideology on another country. He should not have the freedom to do that…it’s what we call authoritarian dictatorship.

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