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The Unadmitted

It may be evidence for the persistence of Emanationism in Christianity, or it may be evidence for the profound ignorance and indifference to actual reality prevailing in Hollywood, but Western popular culture seems to have accepted an ancient non-Christian doctrine with remarkably little discussion or even opposition by the clergy. I refer to the pre-existence […]

Posted on November 16, 2013 at 09:08 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: PARENTAL STATUS TECHNOLOGY, PST Miscellaneous

Child-Raising And The World Of Yesterday

The other day I was speaking with teacher in training. She is very intelligent and well-informed, but by no fault of her own she is a Millennial. When Mrs. Thatcher died I greeted her with a “Ding, dong, the witch is dead”, only to find that her friends had been quoting her all kinds of […]

Posted on November 18, 2013 at 21:28 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: PARENTAL STATUS TECHNOLOGY, PST Miscellaneous

Parental Status Technology, Fortune Cookies

Many parents expect their adult children to give them free lodgings in their dotage, but I have yet to hear the slightest concern with whether they are good lodgers or not. If not, their life-cycle essentially amounts to bringing kids into the world to be victimised by future tenants. I knew a man who almost […]

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 11:40 by Hugo Grinebiter · Permalink · Leave a comment
In: PARENTAL STATUS TECHNOLOGY, PST Miscellaneous

The Locomotive Modellers And The Weed

In my youth it was a social law that no adult ever criticised another adult in front of a child. (This rule was one of the things that facilitated the sexual abuse of Catholic priests and others, but that is another story.) My parents must have really strained themselves in not saying that a given […]