After visiting the hospital yesterday to get my oedema looked at, I sat for a while in the small church of St. Bartholomew-the-Less, conveniently located on the way out of the hospital on the way to the bus stop.
Secular socialist views ...
SpeakEasy: Spoken Word Brussels is an ‘open mic’ evening of spoken word (and a bit of music) in a basement in the Ixelles area of the city. Modelled on similar events in Paris and London, it has been taking place every two weeks since November last year.
When places of worship
become places of wonder
will tell wide-eyed visitors
You won't believe
what people used to believe
And then, with downcast eyes
they will add
And you'll never believe
what some of them did
in the name of what they believed
A century ago, with Britain at war, the Woman's Dreadnought published this poem:
- to man the comfortable
Jesus loves me, this I know
For the Bible tells me so
And if it's there in black and white
Then heaven knows it must be right
But if this weren't the only book
That I so literally took
Then dragons fly and this I know
For JK Rowling told me so.
In just two countries
Clerics sit in government
Iran and Britain
Shortly before Christmas 2012, the Church of Engalnd voted not to allow women to become bishops. The decision to allow women bishops - with some qualification - was taken around two years later.
To the tune of While Shepherd's Watched Their Flocks ...
While bishops washed their frocks by night
All seated on the ground
An edict from the Synod came down
"It's still just men allowed"