"The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men." attributed to Plato

"Bad men need nothing more to compass their ends, than that good men should look on and do nothing." attributed to Edmund Burke

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Monday, 8 February 2010

The Ten Commandments and Ann Widdecombe

I really enjoyed the Channel 4 documentary last night where Ann Widdecombe traced the history of Moses' Ten Commandments and highlighted their continuing importance and relevance for today's society. What I did not enjoy was Stephen Fry's quite unnecessary aggression in debate with Ann. Why do atheists so often seem so angry? I sometimes think it is because they are insecure in their stance. I have suffered a lifetime in meetings and debates of having to give in to those who could shout louder to override a point being validly made by myself. Whatever our own views we desperately all need to learn to be receptive to the alternatives in a spirit of humility and understanding. Ann to her credit behaved impeccably and I would have expected no less of her.

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