As of next Monday, 27th October our opening times are changing at our St Aldhelm's distribution centre. The new time is 14.30 - 16.30, to fall in line with the openings at the same venue on Thursday's and Friday's.

We have also this week opened two new distribution centres :-)

HIGHWORTH: The Bridge (ran by Highworth Community Church), 8 Sheep Street, Highworth, SN6 7AA. This centre is open Monday & Thursday 11.00 - 13.00.

RODBOURNE CHENEY: St Mary's Church, Cheney Manor Road, Swindon, SN2 2PF. This centre is open Thursday 12.00 - 14.00.

We would like to wish our two new satellite distribution centres all the very best in your endeavours to help those in need in your localities, and a continuing BIG thank you to all the volunteers who help out at St Aldhelm's week in week out :-)

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1. Monica wrote:
"Liberalism's basic assumptions about human narute are deeply flawed.""Are they anymore flawed that the oppressive ones the Roman Catholic Church tries to use and which it tried to enforce through violence and fear when it had power?"Two seperate isues there. I'd say the Christian understanding of a flawed, fallen human narute is more in keeping with experience than the rational assumptions made by liberalism, yes. And 500 years is a long, long time ago. The way society was organised and structured was different, as was the role of the Church. "There will come a time when when people realise that liberal-democracy doesn't actually work without a sound, commonly accepted moral framework.""We have a commonly accepted ethical framework which works pretty well in the scheme of things. Afterall, almost everyone thinks theft, murder, assault, rape, etc are wrong. For sure, some people's self-interest overrides their social interest but that's human narute for you."Commonly accepted ethical framework? I don't think so. Human narute is indeed a challenge!You really think people go around calculating and balancing their self interest against the common social good - or that the State is capable of doing so? If it were so, marriages would be stable and more fruitful and anything that undermined them would be taboo (as once was the case). And what do you think is the reason for the near universal acceptance of the 10 Commandments?"Compare and contrast with Western Europe when the Roman Catholic Church was in bed with despotic monarchs operating according to some sort of religious worldview."(Yawn) Not all of them were despotic, now were they? And the code they were supposed to follow was Christian and paternalistic - unlike the pagan world. "Were the lives of everyday people all rosy and good? No. Were the upper echelons of society noble and good? No. Was justice any better than it is today? No."Ah, but these were the ideals to which one aspired. Not sure its any better or worse now than it was then, actually. What are the ideals of our leaders and rulers today? "In fact, I'm damned sure I'd rather be alive in England today tham back then? What about you?"Well yes, there's been a lot of material progress in the past 500 years, that's for sure, and we're all healthier and wealthier. Happier? More doubtful. If research is a anything to go by, people today are a petty miserable, messed-up bunch. Interestingly, faith makes a difference.

Tue, July 21, 2015 @ 3:22 AM

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