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According to some senile RC Cardinal, Britain is suffering from "aggressive aethism" - if only. With the Authorities falling over backwards to accomodate every mystical religious grouping, bringing up kids conditioned and segregated by fairy stories, it would seem rational secularism is in retreat. :?

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Third world Britain?, he may have a point?, the only difference between some areas of the UK and impoverished ghettos of poorer nations is that some people have the luxury of a financial/benefits system safety net and when you are poor the only thing left to hold on to is ones own faith what ever that may be.

 

Going off topic a little (for you older viewers?) does the Pope look like Kenneth Kendal the once famed news reader of the BBC?

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We have no clue what it is like to actually live in a third world country. Well some may do, cause they remember the war. But really we should be grateful for what we have like running water, indoor plumbing, a vehicle to get us where we want to go, etc...

 

I agree Mary, BUT it doesn't make sense to squander and misuse what we have. We are only here for a short time and should appreciate our "home" NOT destroy it.

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I think we're something like the 6th largest econonomy in the world, problem is the benefits of such an economic position are unfairly distributed, with a wealth gap that has grown throughout the Bliarite years. Aside from this, we are still (during a so-called period of austerity), throwing money away in overseas aid, and on providing succour to every economic migrant that can hang onto the underside of a lorry. :twisted:

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Talking about the misuse of the benefits system, I thought what monies people got in the way of jobseekers allowance and family credit etc, was means tested and you must be fit and ready for work.

 

I mention this because there was a news article where some people who are unemployed were taking and being high on drugs and using the benefits system to fund their habit.

 

I thought if you make yourself deliberately unemployable or not fit for work because you are high most of the time, you have all your benefits stopped?

 

As I have never taken drugs, ecstasy, cocaine etc, I can not say that you can be in a fit state work to a satisfactory standard? :?

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