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May 18, 2009



There are a few other verbs that seem to define our culture in addition to "to have", "to want" and "to keep." I think "to do", "to claim" and "to blame" are just as significant in our current understanding of ourselves.


The blog reminded me of a visit to the BUGBI Assembly some years ago in Blackpool when Cardinal Basil Hume delivered an address. Following the address, Helen Hutcheon commented 'Ken, that man is far ben with God.'

My grandmnother lived in a but and ben and the ben was the living room, with a warm fire, where the tin bath was taken out once a week.


Great blog, and I agree with your point about niche market mentality, we diminish the depth and quality of spirituality by being consumer oriented!


Though it has been over 10 years since there has been a comment about your observations they are just as true then as they are now,

the simpler times back then presents a more unique view of the spirituality of life's living without any consideration of what was popular at the time,

opinions and reactions were more honest and less self-serving just as Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" were a celebration of life just as it was lived.

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