I have missed weeks and weeks due to various absences etc, not sure if I will catch up, but we're back to the blog talkers discussion!
Blog Talkers number 38
If you could select any person, dead or alive, famous or obscure, historic or common, to write a blog that you would visit regularly, who would it be and why?The easy answer to that would be Jesus
Though i have to ask myself, would I really want to read his blog, it would be pretty challenging stuff, the record of what we have in the Bible is tough enough to live by! Or would I, like so many people of his day, think he was another looney with radical religious ideas, too much against the authorities or too opposed to the religious structures that I am so much a part of!
And reading a blog would be sooooo much easier than this prayer business in trying to keep 'plugged in' to what he wants to say to me! And perhaps he would explain some of the stuff I really struggle with.
As Jesus is possibly a bit too much of an obvious choice, perhaps I should think of someone else? I don't want to come across as obsessed with this Christianity business...
...even though I am
So, who else?
I think I'd like to read the blog of Margaret Thatcher - not now, she's a mad old woman, but when she was in power in the 80s, I would like to know what she was really thinking - my memories of the 80s are high unemployment, misery amongst the 'working classes', the crushing of trade unions and lives destroyed. I would like to have known if she was truly aware, or at all affected, by the pain she caused. I have never loathed anyone, except Prime Minister Thatcher. I recognise that saying that makes me sound very unchristian, but I still feel a strong sense of anger at the fact that she used Christianity to justify what she did - quoting the prayer of St Francis to the press, or saying that the Good Samaritan could only have done what he did if he had money, which of course is the most important thing in life. I have no doubt she was a formidable person, and maybe very admirable in her aims, many would argue that she was good for our country - but for the whole of my teenage years I was very aware of the desperate situation she put so many people in - and being from a none too affluent background myself saw much of this first hand. I don't know if I would find her to be more human, even perhaps likable, in the flesh or through blogging, and I know that she is a totem for all the political ills of our country, but I am intolerant of intolerance, I hate injustice, and I despise bigotry - it seems to me in many ways Thatcher embodies it all, certainly the Thatcher-era did.
Wow, that was more of a rant than i expected, twenty five years of stewing I guess.
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