The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

Four years ago I wrote this on the day we voted to see whether Scotland would become an Independent country. The deed is done. I voted. And for the first time in decades I feel that my vote actually counts and matters. Democracy has returned to Scotland. Nobody died. There were no riots. No-one invaded. There were no bombs. And my vote matters. I am … Continue reading The Scottish Referendum – Four Years On

Quantum 09 | The Wee Flea Podcast

This weeks Quantum…its my favourite.  Al has done a great job in producing it.  Can I encourage you to subscribe on Podbean (or Itunes – although I think Podbean is better)….?  And pass it on and encourage others to do the same. We will get better!   We are never short of material but feel free to send us anything you think we should look at… … Continue reading Quantum 09 | The Wee Flea Podcast

A Psalm for 9/11

Following on from yesterdays post about the significance of the psalms, it seems to me that where they really come into their own is the way they allow us to express our emotions both personal and corporate – especially in times of crisis.   Today is 9/11…what psalms would speak to that situation? How about Psalm 9:9-11? Those who know your name trust in you, for … Continue reading A Psalm for 9/11

Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

There are still some things that make my jaw drop – This article (largely unreported in the UK press who were far more concerned about the Prime Minister’ dancing) did so this weekend.   In comparison with this the Prime Minister’s ineptitude on Brexit looks positively benign. What’s the story?   The Telegraph gives us a very positive spin – The UK government is going to give … Continue reading Theresa May’s Worst Move Ever – Dancing on the Graves of Africa’s Children

The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.

The Joy of Edinburgh Uni I had a great time at Uni.   In between sports, friends, student politics and CU I even found time to do some history.   It was all a great education. And it was free. And as a farmworkers son I even got a maintenance grant. I well remember the first time I queued up after registration to get my £500 cheque. … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans….The Crisis in Scottish Higher Education.

Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

One of the more puzzling aspects of the Brexit debate I don’t understand (and I mean I genuinely can’t get my head round it) is the concern about the possibility of a shortage of workers after Brexit. Only this week I heard that one in ten care home staff are from the EU and that there are major concerns for agriculture (especially fruit picking) and … Continue reading Has Britain lost the Protestant Work Ethic?

Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.

We can learn a great deal from the continuing fallout from Perth Pride.    As I wrote about this – there was a backlash which involved a great deal of distortion and attempt to silence.  The Daily Record joined in the unthinking herd mob mentality with this article talking about the ‘love and acceptance for all’ of Rev Scott Burton vs the hatred and ‘fiercely personal critical … Continue reading Pride Comes Before a Fall – Lessons from Perth’s Shame.

Quantum 05 | The Wee Flea Podcast

|1|  Argentina and Abortion |2| Belgium and Euthanasia |3| Scandinavia and Immigration |4| Boris and Diversity |5| Ely Cathederal and Perth Pride LISTEN HERE https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-npan2-978ea5 https://www.podbean.com/media/player/npan2-978ea5&? Download this episode (right click and save) Subscribe on  iTunes or Podbean STORY LINKS |1| Argentina and Abortion The Christian Institute  |  Argentina votes to protect women and unborn children from abortion Peter D Williams  |  BBC news clip on Facebook Nurses Community … Continue reading Quantum 05 | The Wee Flea Podcast

Perth’s Pride, Perth’s Shame

Maybe I’ve got this one wrong.   Maybe the first Pride festival in Perth held last weekend IS something to be proud of?   After all the press and politicians are unanimous in their praise – even the clergy joined in.  The local Council thought it was so valuable that they contributed £7,000 towards the running costs. […]

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Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.

I’m just about to speak at Creationfest  but before I do so I want to share with you something that was published in The Scotsman today.   Look at the comments section as well – but read the text.   When I warned (‘prophesied’) about this a few years ago I was abused and told I was mad – even by some Christians who told me basically … Continue reading Wow! – The Prophesied Madness of State Sponsored Child Abuse has Arrived.