” CAN SOCIALISTS BE HAPPY?”: WHY DOES UTOPIA NOT WORK?

I have just been reading Orwell’s essay entitled “Can Socialists Be Happy”?” it sounds a challenging title, particularly from a writer of the Left who fought on the Republican side in the Spanish Civil War in the 1930’s. Interestingly Orwelll was encouraged to ask the question by comparing the writings of Charles Dickens with aContinue reading “” CAN SOCIALISTS BE HAPPY?”: WHY DOES UTOPIA NOT WORK?”

FROM TOWER OF BABEL TO PENTECOST

And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language;and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech. So theContinue reading “FROM TOWER OF BABEL TO PENTECOST”

GUEST POST: “THE TOWER OF BABEL” (2)

BY RAY INKSTER Genesis 11 begins with the story of the Tower of Babel-but why on earth was it include in the sacred text? In the first eleven chapters of Genesis we are in the realm of myth, which is the expression of the truth in story form. the book itself reached its more orContinue reading “GUEST POST: “THE TOWER OF BABEL” (2)”

THE TOWER OF BABEL

I here use the King James ( or Authorised) version of the story: “And the whole earth was of one language and one speech. And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. And they said to one another,Continue reading “THE TOWER OF BABEL”

CORRESPONDENCE : ON ADAM NAMING THE ANIMALS

NOTE: Correspondence is welcome and may be published. Please follow CONTACT details. The letter below is on the post before last. If the last post on the KINDNESS OF STRANGERS suggests any examples-personal or historical-that you would like to communicate please get in touch. Hello Alan, Another interesting blog, much of which I have noContinue reading “CORRESPONDENCE : ON ADAM NAMING THE ANIMALS”

WHY DOES GOD GET ADAM TO NAME THE ANIMALS?

If you are a regular reader of this blog post you will be aware that recently I have become fascinated by a Coleridge quotation linking God’s boundless creative imagination, the great I AM, sustaining creation and therefore sustaining us in consciousness and our own urge to be imaginatively creative (see God Said”Let Newton Be!”). ThisContinue reading “WHY DOES GOD GET ADAM TO NAME THE ANIMALS?”