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Category Archives: creation
I’m pleased to say that this blog has only been running for about 48 hours and I already have an excuse to include a cartoon from the magnificent Marc Roberts. Concepts of human mastery over all dominion, anyone?
One of the many hideous memories I have of the long and painful years I spent at Old Palace School for Girls in Croydon is of a production one of the dance classes put on, including the song The Animals … Continue reading
Was… not the Word. This is the first thing that’s struck me reading these key first chapters – because there are so many versions and some of the phrasing is so magnificent, bits you’ve heard quoted elsewhere stick in your … Continue reading
Well, this is familiar. The story I’ve had drilled into me at various (sort of religious) prep schools and via paintings and myths and all the rest of it. It is the “Christian” creation mythology. Garden of Eden, serpents, fruit … Continue reading