Comments: charities and politics

{said glumly}

Hallo, Brits: Welcome to Wingnut Politics, Yank-style.

(You'll find that, since they believe God's on Their Side, Wingnuts think the laws of Godless Society don't apply to them)

Posted by JCF at Monday, 31 March 2008 at 3:43am BST

Interns are far less likely to influence policy than MPs themselves. These particular interns are involved in the highly scandalous practice of promoting life. Whoever heard of such a thing? Surely death and disintegrating families are the things to promote.

Posted by Christopher Shell at Monday, 31 March 2008 at 1:38pm BST

You're right Christopher Shell. Better fund, pay-off and be involved in kick-backs as a surefire way to influence politicians, as opposed to an argument that is backed up by pertinent facts of everyday living. But then again, when you lived in your biblical pick-and-choose dreamworld, you don't need reality. Just a lot of "chutzpah" after all, you certainly are always right aren't you?

Posted by choirboyfromhell at Monday, 31 March 2008 at 6:56pm BST

What they promote and how much they influence policy isn't the point. The point is the law says charities aren't supposed to be funding political parties, candidates, or politicians.

Posted by Pat O'Neill at Monday, 31 March 2008 at 8:09pm BST


We do read the scripture differently and strongly disagree on matters, but I am with you in speaking up for language that is fair and to the point.

I hear it in your question to Margaret: "Do you seriously think that you have the right to speak scornfully to people, insult and misrepresent their beliefs, attack them, and if they defend themselves against that, they are persecuting and attacking you?" Actually I think she has raised some critical questions.

But surprise ... surprise ... who is using this kind of sneering or denigrating language? Your credibility will revive when it ceases to be par for the course from your compatriots like JCF who say things about cons like: "Welcome to Wingnut Politics, Yank-style.(You'll find that, since they believe God's on Their Side, Wingnuts think the laws of Godless Society don't apply to them)." I did not make that up!

Ben W

Posted by Ben W at Monday, 31 March 2008 at 10:20pm BST

“I did not make that up!” Ben W said…

Nor did JCF, Ben, I can assure you ; = )

It seems to me, coming from the r e a l North, as I do (be it Global or not) that it is time for you, Ben W, to start taking things seriously and in earnest.

You're too old to play games with people, its not becoming, its not Christian.

Just anything would do, for starters.

Posted by Göran Koch-Swahne at Tuesday, 1 April 2008 at 7:31am BST

Hi Choirboy-

It would be jolly nice if I *were* always right. Then I could just put my money on the 2.30 at Doncaster and hey presto.

Again: proper debate is not person-centred. It is about *what* is right, not about *who* is right. Not that there is any rule that no-one is allowed to be right (or wrong) all the time. Supposing (hypothetically) that they are right all the time (say, in the case of Einstein) - what do we do then? Say: you must pretend to be wrong so that other people can have a chance? That completely misunderstands the nature of truth.

Posted by Christopher Shell at Tuesday, 1 April 2008 at 1:15pm BST
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