Bending The Knee

Picture of some MP’s Bending the Knee

Reminds me that
There’s a scene in the Gulag Archipelago where a crowd performs a required standing ovation at the mention of Stalin’s name. Finally one man has enough and sits downs. That night he is sent to a prison camp. The arresting officer tells him “never be the first to stop applauding.”
I bend one knee to Her/(Now His) Majesty
and both knees to Jesus Christ

This Present Madness 1


Vaclav Havel


This Present Madness – 1
Because “Wokeness” is captive to its own lies, it must falsify everything. It falsifies the past. It falsifies the present, and it falsifies the future. It falsifies statistics. It now controls much of the police apparatus. It pretends to respect human rights. It pretends to persecute no one. It pretends to feel nothing. It pretends to pretend nothing. Individuals need not believe all this stuff, but they must behave as though they did, or they must at least tolerate it in silence, or get along well with those who work with it. For this reason, however, they must live within a lie. They need not accept the lie. It is enough for them to have excepted their life with it and in it. For by this very fact, individuals confirm the system, fulfil the system, make the system, are the system.
A slight modification from Vaclav Havels, “The Power of the Powerless”

On Music


The question of music in worship has been a bone of contention for years. If there is anything likely to split a church, it’s the music or the colour of the hymn books (or in more up to date settings, the use of Powerpoint slides)

My own point of view is that I really don’t mind too much as long as it draws me closer. I’m a 60’s man, so my musical tastes tend to be 60’s trippy stuff.

But I’ve learned to appreciate English choral tradition and orthodox chant so what I post here are personal likes. I hope you enjoy them too