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    It's like the characters in The Water Babies - Mrs Do-as-you-would-be-done-by & Mrs Be-done-by-as-you-did.
    The universal opprobrious detestation in which that vile pernicious squit Charles Kingsley is held even now, dead though he's been these hundred and forty years, might be advanced as an instructive instance of Karmic Retribution in action, were Karma anything other than bogus folklore.
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    Re: Karma

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    The universal opprobrious detestation in which that vile pernicious squit Charles Kingsley is held even now, dead though he's been these hundred and forty years, might be advanced as an instructive instance of Karmic Retribution in action, were Karma anything other than bogus folklore.
    What have you got against Charles Kingsley?

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    Karma is pretty simple. Ninety percent of all the stuff that happens to us is a result of chains of events that we set into motion.
    "The trouble with people isn't that they don't know, but that they know so much that ain't so." - Will Rogers
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    What have you got against Charles Kingsley?
    Perhaps you would care to glance through the section of Dr. Newman's Apologia beginning here.
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    i Would reply but I think Karma would get me and find yet another way of having a big dump on my life.. Sometimes I guess it's not karma, it;s just "S.HIT Happens"!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Perhaps you would care to glance through the section of Dr. Newman's Apologia beginning here.
    The link isn't exactly a section - it's an entire book, and from what I can make out it's just some cardinal ranting on about that he's a Catholic & that he's been accused of something or another.

    The Water Babies was written as a protest against Child Labour & how children were committing suicide rather than go on living under the conditions they had to endure. Perhaps Dr Newman was a utiliser of these labours which, at the time, were perfectly legal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourPart View Post
    Perhaps Dr Newman was a utiliser of these labours which, at the time, were perfectly legal.
    Kingsley used unsupportable innuendo like that too, when talking of Doctor Newman. It's not really any more tolerable now than it was at the time.



    The link isn't exactly a section - it's an entire book
    The section I pointed to consists of only 5872 words. The book itself is a great deal longer, 136432 words. The section I pointed to is a mere 4.3% of the book.
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    I don't even know what he's supposed to have done. So, it appears that he accused Newman / the Church in general of being Hypocritical. I quite agree. It always has been, and I don't see it doing anything to change that.

    Telling stories in the way that he did was a way of the public aware of the conditions surrounding them, in much the same way as Dickens did (or Aesop, for that matter), while the Church simply watched on, continuing to rake in all their wealth, whilst leaving the poor to starve. Even now if the Church were to realise its assets it could probably abolish World Hunger. That is what is unacceptable.

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    Even now if the Church were to realise its assets it could probably abolish World Hunger.
    What utter tosh. How can you allow yourself to look so daft in public.
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    From the upper tier of the Leppings Lane End of the Hillsborough Stadium, I watched the events of that day unfold with horror.
    When the flowers want to oxygen and nutrition, or you’re a wedding or party planner, I will help you too much.
    Write that word in the blood

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    What utter tosh. How can you allow yourself to look so daft in public.
    I must assume, then, that you are excusing the hypocrisy of the Church.

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