154 thoughts on “Chris Huhne Resigns as England Captain

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  • guano

    Ingo
    Too right. Craig puts up with a lot on his blog, and why not?
    If more diplomats were like him we would be living in a very different world.
    Many wise imams nod their head in agreement to obvious truth stated by anyone, but many others also use a their knowledge to twist obvious truth to their own ends. I agree with Clark. A little bit of money is enough to vastly exaggerate people’s ideas of their own opinions. I don’t care about split infinitives anymore. There are enough splits in the world caused by divide and rule and false flag operations without bothering about the English grammar ones.

  • Clark

    Those religious zealots that think they’re being rewarded on Earth would do well to reflect upon the story of Jesus of Nazareth. From the age of twenty-nine his dedication to God’s work was absolute. He neither sought nor received any money or wealth. He taught the people that the self-appointed religious authority was corrupt and need not be heeded, that God would guide their hearts directly, without mediation from the quasi-political religious leaders.
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    Jesus received no reward in Earthy life, and beyond that none of us has any knowledge. Cause and effect, God’s law on Earth, prevailed in a very familiar manner. The religious authority raised a rabble against Jesus. The secular authority, a Roman, disapproved of this, but predictably chose the course of least agitation, symbolically washing his hands of the matter. Jesus was tortured to death alongside common criminals.
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    Judging from many stories including Craig Murray’s, little has changed since then, it seems. We must do what is right for no reward, even in the face of persecution and danger.
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    (The above illustrates why I can’t be regarded as a Christian. Calling Jesus “Christ” and promoting him to godhood, such that he foresaw the outcome and effectively manipulated the power structures of his time into martyring him when he knew he’d be resurrected, strips the story of all moral value. I think that may have suited many in the Christian power hierarchy, and they held editorial control over this story for centuries.)

  • Rose

    Clark – what does it matter how others regard you?
    Nobody needs a label – but what about “man/woman of good will”?

  • Clark

    Rose, to me, the story of Jesus is important because of its moral, rather than its religious, content. But such is the row between certain subsets of the religious and the atheist populations that unless I make some such statement I am likely to be misunderstood, a row about the existence or otherwise of God may break out, and people may get nasty.
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    Further, I think that many Christians miss the major message in the story of Jesus, because they see an embodied god rather than a human. In modern terms, it makes sense to think of Jesus as a sort of political activist, showing people that the power structure they lived under had no legitimacy, and telling people that truth and justice are more important than power and authority.
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    I don’t want this message ignored due to assumptions that I’m conscripting for a religion, or that I want people to believe in miracles, resurrection or disembodied spirits.

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