Tag Archives: Changes

Has Political Correctness Gone Mad?

Recently I have noticed a number of people using the phrase ‘Political Correctness gone Mad!!!!!”   There are stories around about how university staff are being sacked or disciplined because they use ‘trigger’ words, which may re-ignite someone’s trauma. Examples … Continue reading

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On The Weather and God’s Judgment

Everywhere that I go in the last few days people have been commenting on the weather: how humid it has been and how unseasonally wet this amount of rain is. More importantly, people have been talking to me in quasi … Continue reading

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Mass Emotion, Societal Repression, Collective Action

I saw an interesting documentary about the Beetles’ coming to Australia. We saw the screaming and almost hysterical devotion of the young girls who came to see them. One of the people who did this, who is now an older … Continue reading

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Reflections on Same Sex Marriage

Yesterday, at the announcement of the results of the postal survey senator Penny Wong burst into tears. I joined in. I asked myself ‘Why did you do that Paul?” Back came the answer ‘Because you too know what it is … Continue reading

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Dissonance In Reciting The Great Prayers of Thanksgiving at the Eucharist

During the Great prayer of Thanksgiving, I find myself saying some very strange things. Mostly I have overlooked them, but now I think it is worth sharing with you what strikes me as odd about the range of Thanksgiving Prayers … Continue reading

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“Globalisation: Alienation and Accountability and the “Whispering School of Acting”

I became aware of this phenomenon at the beginning of Tom Cruise’s movie about the bomb plot to kill Adolf Hitler. There he was as general von Staufenberg in Africa, speaking to his commanders, and amid the background noise, I … Continue reading

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How I Also Am Prone To Using Clichés

Recently I found out that I am as much subject to using clichés as anyone else.   Listen to this. I was speaking to my sister who was telling me about her recent experiences in their gospel reflection group. They … Continue reading

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