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Dermot

Dermot Report 6 Aug 2020 20:22

The Scottish bishops have warned that it could become illegal to teach Catholic doctrine in Scotland under a proposed new hate crime bill. (The Tablet Magazine).

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 6 Aug 2020 21:37

I don't think religious doctrine should be taught in any school.
Religious buildings are for religion - schools are for a wider education.

Dermot

Dermot Report 7 Aug 2020 07:01

'Education is not just filling empty buckets - it’s about lighting fires in the brain.'

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 7 Aug 2020 07:49

No harm in teaching about the various religions and their beliefs - in fact it's a good thing. The doctrine, however is a different matter.

Likewise, politics should be taught in school - but should be generalised, and not skewed towards one political party.

Children should be educated to enable them to make up their own mind, not brainwashed.

Dermot

Dermot Report 7 Aug 2020 10:58

Teachers are bound to do their utmost towards fulfilling the students’ expectations. Every lesson shapes a life.

Dermot

Dermot Report 8 Aug 2020 10:39

'The more I learn, the more I forget. The more I forget, the less I know.' So why bother?

nameslessone

nameslessone Report 8 Aug 2020 14:42

I can remember holidaying in Spain during Franco’s time and having to be careful about what one said.
Now it looks as though the same thing might happen in Scotland with the proposed new hate crime laws.

Dermot

Dermot Report 9 Aug 2020 17:12

Campaigner Greta Thunberg describes the remarkable and tumultuous past year of her life and makes a passionate plea for action on climate change.

Dermot

Dermot Report 11 Aug 2020 16:25

Pope Francis Baptises Conjoined Twins Who Were Separated at Vatican Hospital.

Dermot

Dermot Report 13 Aug 2020 13:08

I haven't seen anyone wearing a fox fur coat lately. Am I mixing with the ‘wrong’ crowd or maybe I need an eye test?

Dermot

Dermot Report 19 Aug 2020 08:16

The Prince of Wales will not renew his lease on his organic Home Farm, Clarence House has confirmed.

Heir to the throne Charles has farmed at the 1,000-acre plot near his country home Highgrove in Gloucestershire for 35 years.

Some plot!

ElizabethK

ElizabethK Report 19 Aug 2020 09:40

Some farmer!

Dermot

Dermot Report 23 Aug 2020 18:51

'In the first half, they played with the wind. In the second half, they played with the ball'.

Guess which respected sports commentator said this? :-)

Dermot

Dermot Report 3 Sep 2020 18:53

Five children found dead in German apartment.

Dermot

Dermot Report 5 Sep 2020 16:53

it's said that the American accent is closer to Shakespearean English than modern day English.

Dermot

Dermot Report 12 Sep 2020 13:24

In 2010, a report indicated that a worrying number of patients were being killed by avoidable hospital blunders. :-0

Dermot

Dermot Report 14 Sep 2020 11:12

After his own bike was stolen, Belfast-based Fr Martin Magill has taken the opportunity to ask the public to donate their unwanted bikes to immigrants and refugees.

Dermot

Dermot Report 14 Sep 2020 11:34

'Confessions of a Funeral Director'

After succumbing to a fever of some sort in 1705, Irish woman Margorie McCall was hastily buried to prevent the spread of whatever had done her in.

Margorie was buried with a valuable ring, which her husband had been unable to remove due to swelling. This made her an even better target for body snatchers, who could cash in on both the corpse and the ring.

The evening after Margorie was buried, before the soil had even settled, the grave-robbers showed up and started digging. Unable to pry the ring off the finger, they decided to cut the finger off. As soon as blood was drawn, Margorie awoke from her coma, sat straight up and screamed.

The fate of the grave-robbers remains unknown. One story says the men dropped dead on the spot, while another claims they fled and never returned to their chosen profession.

Margorie climbed out of the hole and made her way back to her home. Her husband John, a doctor, was at home with the children when he heard a knock at the door. He told the children, “If your mother were still alive, I’d swear that was her knock.”When he opened the door to find his wife standing there, dressed in her burial clothes, blood dripping from her finger but very much alive, he dropped dead to the floor. He was buried in the plot Margorie had vacated.

Margorie went on to re-marry and have several children. When she did finally die, she was returned to Shankill Cemetery in Lurgan, Ireland, where her gravestone still stands. It bears the inscription “Lived Once, Buried Twice.”

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 14 Sep 2020 11:57

Was it the funeral director who stole Father Martin's bike or did Margorie succumb to the ineptitude of the hospital? :-D

(Facetious, I know, but I don't get your posts read before you post again, Dermot.)

Dermot

Dermot Report 20 Sep 2020 16:59

The term Paraskevidekatriaphobia was first coined in the early nineties by
Dr. Donald E. Dossey, an American psychotherapist specialising in phobias and stress management, who reputedly claimed that when someone was able to pronounce the word correctly, they were cured. ;-)