Sunday 5 May 2024



"Marx and Freud are the two great destroyers of Christian civilisation, the first replacing the gospel of love by the gospel of hate, the other undermining the essential concept of human responsibility.” Malcolm Muggeridge

“Life is like the Vīṇā, when it is strung too taut, the strings break, when it’s too loose, no sound comes out. The string that produces a tuneful sound is not too tight and not too loose.” The Buddha


  1. The nineteenth century novelist Samuel Butler once claimed that the Church of England was full of people who ‘would have been equally horrified at hearing the Christian religion doubted, and at seeing it practised.’ It’s a savage observation, which perfectly nails what C. S. Lewis called ‘Churchianity’.

    The harsh truth, though, is that if Christian England is dead or dying, it was the English who killed it. No hostile foreign army rode in and forcibly converted our churches into mosques or temples to Odin. We just wandered off to the shopping centre, and the Bishops sold them off for nightclubs or flats. The real battle for the English Soul, for now at least, is not Jesus vs Mohammed, but God vs Whatever. While only 46% of England and Wales is now Christian, the second-biggest grouping - and the fastest-growing - is not Muslims, Hindus or neo-pagans, but the 37% who told the census-takers that they had no religion at all.

    “What I see around me would drive me insane if I did not know that no matter what happens, God will have the last word.”
    Elder Paisios of the Holy Mountain

  2. India now has the fastest growing economy. The country’s GDP grew by 8.4% in 2023. By 2027, it will become the world’s third largest economy. If this trend continues, India has a chance of overtaking the US and even China in the 2030s.

    “The technique of infamy is to start two lies at once and get people arguing heatedly over which is the truth.”
    Ezra Pound

    "Money costs too much."
    Lew Archer
    The Goodbye Look, Ross Macdonald

    “Liberty is not an end, but a means. Whoever mistakes it for an end does not know what to do once he attains it.”
    Nicolás Gómez Dávila

    In democratic societies each citizen is habitually busy with the contemplation of a very petty object, which is himself.

  3. Malcolm Muggeridge on Firing Line with William F. Buckley Jr