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A friend posted something today on the social media that caught my attention. It concerned a rather disturbing fact: one half of all Russian young people know nothing about their own nation’s murderous Communist past, including the Gulag, the crimes of Stalin, and so on. I chipped in by saying that just as worrying is the likely fact that probably a full three quarters of Australian and American young people don’t know about this either. The dumbing down of our young people, including their blatant historical illiteracy, is a huge worry indeed. Being ignorant of one’s own history is a recipe for disaster – as history proves. But of course we will never learn the lessons of history if we do not know history. So things will simply get worse as more and more people are cast adrift from their own past, and any knowledge of it.

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Monday, 26 March 2018 17:37

Reflections on the Crucifixion

Written on Easter Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Tavern has been closed since three of the clock yesterday. I have been with others in the Crypt, as His body was in His Crypt.  And I am reflecting on what happened. I am grateful to James H and to Dr Davis for a better understanding of the physical. Many have seen the film 'The Passion of the Christ'. The actor playing Christ did a brilliant job. Jim Caviezel. He too adds to our understanding. But the 'visual', just as the Gospel accounts needs contemplation and we do that with words in our heads. So I hand some over to you. What continues is Heavy Reading.
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