Martin Wroe, Writer, Journalist, and oh yes incidentally, Assistant Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Islington

The Invisible Magic Friend’s Holy Virus has changed so much. I have a very long list of platitudes to recycle for you. But I wish to end with St. Paul, who teaches us that we should look to protect our fellow citizens from the virus. You’d never have thought of that one, would you?

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5 thoughts on “Martin Wroe, Writer, Journalist, and oh yes incidentally, Assistant Vicar of St Luke’s Church, Islington

      1. Thanks. Not sure it was worth it. What conceivable faith-based perspective do we get on the pandemic by learning that Paul mentioned that we ought to think of others before ourselves? Or that “we don’t think our way into a new way of living; we live our way into a new way of thinking”? Coming from a Catholic priest, that’s pretty rich.

        Still, I have to agree with Martin Wroe that all this emphasis on hugging is a bit unseemly. A hand on one’s heart and a polite inclination of the head should be quite enough for most people.

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  1. In our family we’ve been doing fake hugs for months and it will be good to go back to real ones and proper handshakes.
    What caught me in this “no news” ramble was his use of the term “miracle of vaccination”. Later on he mentions the “rhythmic repetition of good habits”. He could have equally said of bad habits. Religious folk use repetitive meaningless phrases unthinkingly because they are brought up with them. Using the term “miracle of vaccination” is typical. Miracles do not occur in the real world, only in the demon haunted or supernatural believers one. What Wroe is doing is trying to imply it is due to his IMF that a “miracle” is now saving us whereas it is the millions of hours of scientific study, the use of reason and clear thought, and fantastic pharmaceutical facilities that have saved us more suffering. Not prayer. Not miracles. Not gods.
    It is up to us to not let people like Wroe get away with his feeble mantras.

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  2. ‘…putting our feet in the shoes of others, practicing empathy…’
    This served only to reminded me of the old bit of advice: Before condemning the behaviour or opinions of others, first walk a mile in their shoes. Then you’ll be a mile away – and you’ll have their shoes!

    Wroe’s woeful offering perfectly demolished by PaulT today.

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