I have friends in the Republic of Ireland who are asked by many of the schools to take the RE classes, and as a result are able to present the gospel message to the children. While I am not entirely sure whether I would agree with religious education being compulsory, I think that having it removed from the curriculum could have a detrimental affect on future generations.
Let's see. It wasn't in the Queen's speech, it wasn't in any party manifesto, nobody voted for it, the only public consultation was on how it would be introduced, and there was hardly any debate about it in the Houses of Parliament. So yes, I guess we will remember you, Mr. Cameron, just like we remember Mr. Blair for taking us into the Iraq war.
I work in a Christian bookshop in the UK, and STL were one of our major distributors. This is very bad news for Christian bookstores here, and unfortunately the article is right, Amazon is affecting our trade. We also get from Ingram and other suppliers as another commenter has pointed out, but this is just one in a long line of Christian suppliers who have gone bust over the past few years.
We sell on Amazon too, but it is very hard to compete with big stores who order in bulk and get massive discounts, and so can afford to sell books at ridiculous prices. People should support their local Christian bookstores wherever possible, because they are helping to maintain a Christian witness on the high street.
Mint is good. I'm on Xubuntu, which does the job for me. We have to use Windows 10 in work because a software package we have will only run on Windows, and the developers we get it from probably wouldn't let us use Wine with their support contract.
Jim Lincoln wrote: Want counteract, Satan preach the Gospel
Very good Jim. Sometimes I despair when I look around and see the state my own country is in. Reading those articles makes me feel a little better. Sometimes we act like it's our job to "fix the world" and we end up getting frustrated when we don't get anywhere. It's our job to preach the gospel, but the rest is up to the Holy Spirit and to Christ.
Let's not confuse head coverings, which are worn during an assembly gathering, to veils which cover the face and are completely unscriptural. Rebecca only covered herself with a veil when she met Isaac, her future husband, obviously she was uncovered before that.
Pope Francis is not a nut-job, he's just doing the bidding of his Jesuit masters. Support for abortion and the homosexual agenda will continue in an effort to reduce the global population and undermine the family unit, the threat of global warming will raised to further the cause of the one world government, etc, etc.
Even the Bible says the government has the authority to bear swords (Rom 13:4). It's how these weapons are used is the issue here. Weapons manufacturers do have a role to play in supporting the rule of law by insuring those weapons go to the right people. The government has a role to play in insuring weapons are not misused by the people. Beyond that I don't think companies can be held responsible for how their weapons are used.
We're all 'born that way', we're all born sinners, we all need to repent. But being sinners, we tend to justify the sin. It's not murder, it's just terminating an unwanted pregnancy. It's not sodomy, it's gay marriage. It's not drunkenness, it's alcoholism, etc, etc.