Bible verse of the Day

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“Instead of being motivated by selfish ambition or vanity, each of you should, in humility, be moved to treat one another as more important than yourself. Each of you should be concerned not only about your own interests, but about the interests of others as well.”

‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:3-4‬ ‭NET‬‬

Being ~ motivation

Selfishness as vanity

No humility, no unity.

We need more than just a good description of the goal, we need detailed instructions on the way to attain it.

Note: “Only” & “as well”

I don’t agree with “more important”. “Equally important” is better.

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British islands are child sex hub


aaa.pngBritish overseas territories are among the world’s leading hosts of websites with images of child sexual abuse, despite government efforts to lead a global campaign to tackle exploitation.

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) charity has revealed that one former British colony was the fourth-largest internet domain for sexual abuse images last year.

The revelation is embarrassing for the UK, which has been spending £50m to advise other countries on tackling child abuse. The money has been targeted at 17 high-risk nations, from Brazil to the ­Philippines, under a programme created by then prime minister David Cameron.

In 2016 the IWF found 13 websites with 1,488 web pages within the .io domain for the British Indian Ocean Territory, best known for the US military base on Diego Garcia. So far this year it has identified a further 238 web pages with such images.

The IWF has also found its first case…

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Lucifer the Magnificent

The Return of the Modern Philosopher

Easter, magic, The Devil, short story, Sundays With Satan Short Story Series, humor, Modern PhilosopherI thought I had seen it all.  Then I walked into the living room of The House on the Hill on Easter Sunday to find the Devil preparing the put on a magic show.

Instead of his usual impeccably tailored suit, he wore an impeccably tailored tuxedo, red bow tie, and a top hat.

He stood in front of a table draped in a black cloth.  On top of the table was a long box, a chain saw, some large silver rings, and a wand.

“Into which ring of Hell have I accidentally wandered?” I quipped as I grabbed a Snapple and sat on the couch.

“Welcome, my friend, to the show that will change the way you look at Easter,” Lucifer announced with great pageantry as he took a bow.  “Lucifer the Magnificent will amaze and entertain you!”

I took a sip of my Snapple to hide the smile…

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Theme for the Week – Ruined Churches in Dorset Part 2

The Dorset Rambler

– – – Exploring The Countryside and Lanes of Dorset – – –

So, today we continue our theme of Dorset’s ruined churches, or at least, a selection of them. These are places that have impacted peoples’ lives for centuries but now for one reason or another are not able to extend that legacy. And today we are considering a strange, mysterious, and somewhat melancholy church, a church that some say is just the last of many that were built on the same site but disappeared overnight! Today we are looking at Knowlton Church.

Knowlton Church

Knowlton Knowlton Church

The reason for my description above is not so much down to the church itself but rather its position, for this church was built in the centre of a Neolithic ritual henge earthwork. This has become known as Church Henge, a one time pagan worship centre complete with its circle of standing stones.

The church is of unknown dedication and…

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Question It!

Researching Reform

Welcome to another week.

A young woman in Wales has made headlines today after a local authority came under fire for putting her baby up for adoption without her consent. A police watchdog also found failings with the police force handling her case.

Despite being a victim of abuse, and evidence clearly showing the abuse, the police and the local authority failed to treat her as such. The girl’s father believes that the shoddy handling of his daughter’s case led to the forced adoption of her child. The local authority in question is now being investigated.

Her father said in a statement:

“It’s true that she became involved with drink and drugs, but her problems were greatly exacerbated by the failure to provide her with proper support.

“Her former partner has been convicted of assaulting her, but initially the police did not see her as a victim of domestic abuse.


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