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Monday, 24 December 2007

Eve of Reflection

On the eve of Christmas, I reflect on how the two most famous British citizens of the 00s - Tony Blair, and JK Rowling (the best-selling writer in history), are both on spiritual, indeed faith-based journeys - belying the general, media-induced secularism in Britain today. I would like to especially congratulate Mr. Blair, a man who made some rum decisions with regards to war, for picking up some ploughshares and joining the Catholic Church. That's a brave move in these times. The Guardian today noted that most people in the UK have no belief or faith, and yet failed to think through how this would seem to correspond with a near-total collapse of public morals.

With a certain brand of militant atheism comes a void, one that science cannot fill. The best proof of the need for God is what sort of society one gets when such belief vanishes. Dawkins and Co. miss the central point of the mystery of faith - it is the journey towards God - not some zero point of blank factual arrival - that confirms a soul dwells within each of us.

This Christmas I wish all my readers the most enriched, and love-filled time of communion with their friends, family and neighbours, as possible.
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