Category Archives for Reflections

In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, there are Signs for people of intelligence

Salesmen

Now that they have received written confirmation from Asda that it does not have a policy of barring entry to customers wearing their t-shirts, perhaps it’s time the t-shirt company updated the article on their website which first highlighted the … Continue reading

26. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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The sanctity of life

The past century has witnessed such extreme violence, with 160 million people killed in war, that our leaders are incapable of taking a stance based on morality. 70 million people were killed over six years during World War II alone, … Continue reading

26. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Twitterocracy

Social media might represent the greatest driver to true democracy, but without without a moral basis which causes individuals to act with integrity and honesty, it is just as likely to lead to anarchic chaos.

25. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Witnesses to truth

Last year, photos of the 2012 Istanbul Eurasia Marathon were shared all over the the internet amidst claims that they represented mass anti-government protests. These claims were easily debunked, but others based on traffic accidents and earlier incidents were more … Continue reading

24. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Utter Condemnation

Proof that the pen is mightier than the sword: Government immediately utterly condemns an MP’s tweet, but refuses to condemn shelling of hospitals and hundreds of missile strikes on family homes. No nation would accept missiles raining down on them, … Continue reading

23. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Elsewhere

Last week, while our eyes were turned away, 700 people were killed in Syria over a 48 hour period. But amidst 160,000 dead, such horrific figures no longer mean anything. We have lost our humanity.

22. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Together

The world is too emotionally terrifying today, too draining and too frightening. Politicians, militants and social commentators alike want to divide us into groups, into us and them, to turn us on each other, to score points, to take sides, … Continue reading

21. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Blaming victims

Every time there is an enquiry into how abusers were able to get away with their abuse for so long and why those who were abused were ignored, the state proudly proclaims: “Never again will we blame the victims for … Continue reading

21. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Lizard holes

‘Israel has no civilians,’ says a friend: ‘all Israelis are soldiers, waiting to be called up.’ What, not even a 10 year old girl on her way to school or an old man in a care home? To me, this sounds … Continue reading

21. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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Do good

“Serve God and associate nothing with Him; and do good: to parents, kinsfolk, orphans, those in need, neighbours who are near, neighbours who are strangers, the companion by your side, the traveler, and what your right hands possess: For God does not love not … Continue reading

14. July 2014 by Timothy Bowes
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