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Rescuing children from sewers

In 1973 a wealthy businessman Jaime Jaramillo was walking along the streets of Bogota in Columbia when he saw a young girl climbing down through a manhole into the sewers below. Jaime went home, put on a wet suit and he then followed the girl into the sewers and to his amazement he discovered about 90 children who were living in the filthy, rat-infested sewers.

One girl was pregnant!

Generous people and the lottery

I really love what I call 'heartwarming' stories. And here's a cracker.

A generous Canadian couple have given away £7million they won on the lottery! Pensioners Violet and Allen Large said the jackpot win earlier this year was a "big headache".

So they decided to help out family, friends and other good causes with cash gifts.

Roy Keane and Thomas Hobbes

Is Roy Keane the most articulate commentator on our secular world?

If I was to offer advice to Wayne Rooney, who is a good lad, I would tell him to make sure he looks after number one. Players are pieces of meat – that is how I look at it. When your time's up, your time's up.

Thomas Hobbes would have roundly applauded Keane's astute comments when he wrote this:

Storkey and the failure of militarism

At a recent LifeMatters event Alan Storkey was very critical of American and British foreign policy. He argued that American politicians have been 'patsies' for the weapons industry for a long time. In particular the Bush family has many connections with the big weapons companies. Obviously the profits are huge.

What do we think about this?

Here is some stuff I've dug up.

Welcome to the Reality Bites Blog

I'd just like to welcome all our friends to the brand new Reality Bites blog. I'm chuffed that Swalesy has kicked this off very sweetly. I also found Al Wolters' book very helpful. Al was my tutor in my first year at the Institute for Christian Studies and he is not only a top scholar on Plotinus, Greek philosophy et al but a really lovely person. When I knew almost nobody in Toronto, he invited me to his house on Christmas day. I turned him down as it happens but he is a real gent.

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