The other day I boarded a train, homeward bound after a weekend trip to Edinburgh. I settled into my seat, mask hanging haphazardly on my chin as I sipped my cappuccino, grateful for a few hours’ breathing space. But as the train rushed along the north-eastern coastline I soon found myself far from relaxed, but... Continue Reading →
Last week saw a devastating blow for disability rights as the High Court ruled that allowing abortion up to full term for disability is not discriminatory. The legal challenge is headed by Heidi Crowter, a 26 year-old woman with Down’s syndrome. Heidi, supported by Máire Lea-Wilson, as well as her family, her husband and campaign group Don’t Screen... Continue Reading →
‘and the people bowed and prayed to the neon god they made’ – Simon and Garfunkel I know I’m not the only one who found something to complain about during this year’s NYE firework show/dronefest. I know this because articles say others complained about it. It’s a relief to see that I’m not the only cynic out... Continue Reading →
“Like a boil that must be opened with all its ugliness to the natural medicines of air and light, injustice must be exposed to the light of human conscience before it can be cured.” - Martin Luther King Jr It’s been a long time since I posted anything - RealLifeTM and other projects have jostled... Continue Reading →
Unless you’ve been living under a giant rock, you must have heard the slogan ‘my body, my choice’. Four short and simple words; an ad hominem that's become a sort of war cry for females across the English-speaking world. It’s a giant shield brought out in defence of any argument against abortion; it’s played as a trump card, the ‘beats rock, paper and scissors’ of this moral minefield.
Is it just me, or is challenging ideas you don't agree with becoming a bit of a taboo in this country?
Maybe it has something to do with the combative nature of openly disagreeing with anything – a concept that, let’s face it, is distasteful to British society as a whole. We're not very good at conflict, are we? As Christians we err on the side of extreme caution when it comes to contentious issues. Aren’t we just called to love our neighbour, not impose our morality on others?