Archive for November 2005
So, a Christian eye specialist loses his job because of his religion. Imagine the outcry, were he Muslim ousted by Christians. I hope United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust is investigating, and takes appropriate action, since they have reportedly paid undisclosed damages on the advice of lawyers. But I wish Dr Joseph Erian, at the centre of the row, had rejected the offer and exposed the bias in our so-called equal rights legislation. In my opinion they should have sacked (and deported) the Muslims forcing the issue.
Re the girl who successfully had her electronic tag removed because it ‘clashed with her clothes’. This is tantamount to a convicted criminal claiming he shouldn’t be sent to prison, as it clashed with his lifestyle. It is quite clear to me that this girl was embarrassed at having to wear the tag. Had the decision to tag her been upheld, the embarrassment may have dissuaded her from committing further crime. (As I believe punishment is supposed to do). She probably now feels she can manipulate the justice system, and will not have any concerns about further illegal activity. Send in the clowns!
I am currently (I mean at this moment) watching ‘The Fred Dibnah Story’ on UKTV Documentaries. The world is a sadder place for the loss of this great man. You may not agree with his beliefs, principles, call them what you want. But he was a genuine principled man who gave his all for his work, no vocation. I have just heard him say, after his first divorce that he felt he was becoming the man down the pub, propping up the bar and realised it had to change. Fred, I hope, wherever you are, the great steam rally in the sky, the great chimney in the sky or the great pile of bricks in the sky (!) that you can read this. To me and many others you would never be that. What a better world we would live in if more of us were like you. I regret deeply that I never met you in person. But I feel that I know you. I hope they have chimneys, steam engines and Guinness in heaven!