Category Archives: Religion

I feel deep shame as a British citizen

  https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/jun/29/jewish-novelist-uk-talks-cancelled Extract A bestselling novelist says he has been dropped from two literary events in the UK in recent weeks because he is Jewish. Richard Zimler, author of the celebrated 1996 novel The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, said two cultural … Continue reading

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Chesterton on Job

Introduction to the Book of Job Extract: When, at the end of the poem, God enters (somewhat abruptly), is struck the sudden and splendid note which makes the thing as great as it is. All the human beings through the … Continue reading

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Not a moral issue to address

We are both   the Nazis and the Jews Europe’s heart destroyed by what we chose Are we just dissociated from The  pain of learning   what our dreams have done? They say it’s only post traumatic stress Not a moral issue … Continue reading

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God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone

God is a place we rarely  find alone His spirit  guides us  past the demons wild God is a  fragile voice, still as a bone God gave his prophets  sweet  dark honeycombs By his word they were struck, beguiled God … Continue reading

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The future

The enemy we  need  is close at hand Like a secret lover  right next door We’re always ready with an army band Today, it is the husband who’s condemned For dropping baby’s rattle on the floor The enemy we  love … Continue reading

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Oh, gentle Light

I ‘ll try to get it right just one more time You did not converse with me in words You were simply present with your Light Nowhere did I feel your power and might You were no eagle, but a … Continue reading

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Requiem

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His human Cross

If God was murdered why should he help me? He hung, an abject figure ,on the Cross Some have labelled it a holy tree If God was murdered why should he help me? No-one can deny what all can see … Continue reading

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You may be my saviour

With a Bible on one hand and a wash cloth in the other I find that sex is difficult whatever  or whoever My arms unable to embrace, I feel I am in danger Despite that you’re my husband and not … Continue reading

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Smaller than the pebbles drowned sea moist

An agnostic yet I need my God For many parts of life cannot be voiced Without the sacred language, I learned of. More a place  and less a cruel Rod Willing us to have the rights of choice An agnostic … Continue reading

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