Blair the Master?

Tony Blair has been the focus of much attention in recent days because of the unfolding tragedy in Iraq and his part in its creation. In his interviews over the weekend, it was noticeable that he presented himself both as an unrepentant apologist for the invasion of Iraq and as someone whose views needed to be heard and even followed: he is an authority figure, the worldly equivalent of a spiritual Master – or is he?

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The Mandela Memorial Deaf Interpreter – What is the Truth?

There is amazement and mockery about the deaf interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service who could not sign and who, today, said he was schizophrenic and had seen angels entering the stage where the key speakers gave their eulogies, alongside him.

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Mandela – the Dying and the Lasting of a Great Light

It seemed right for me to delay writing about the death of Nelson Mandela until three days had passed, until the time when his soul had completed its journey of separation from the world of physicality. It is now.

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The Dishonouring of Nelson Mandela

Memories of Nelson Mandela will be of a man of great dignity, a wise statesman with vision and profound compassion. He has been the loving head of a large family, and also a private man, an inspiration and guide to many. He has suffered for his beliefs and, while now a very rich man, has put the welfare of his country and his people first, always.

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Prayers for Mandela

Nelson Mandela’s brief stay in hospital this weekend was remarkable for the reaction to his possible loss that was precipitated in South Africa and many other parts of the world. There was love, but within the prayers for Mandela there was also fear.

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