Brit blog round up 191…

A truly awesome Brit Blog Round Up from Redmption Blues. She raises a number of topics, not least the abortion non debate in Northern Ireland, a few thoughts on which I hope to kick in later today. Good reportage and some warm words on the Slugger Awards too…

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  • Greagoir O’ Frainclin

    “Religion offers a balm to ease the pain of the sheer wretchedness of existence, especially for those near the bottom of the pile. It can function as a frustration-abatement/containment mechanism. Often our capacity for self-reflection can torment us, appear as a curse and we seek the temporary numbing relief of alcohol, drugs, or the opiate of the people. The real miracle is the tenacity of religion, which may be attributed to our inherent futility, the transitoriness of our individual being, which may be too unpalatable, unbearable for us to confront. Religion is our comfort blanket as we shiver in the coldness of the infinite indifference of the cosmos. And it offers the ultimate revenge fantasy: those who prosper now will burn in hell. Similarly, whilst there is no justice in the here and now, there might be in the hereafter.”

    …..and so true too!