Still making it...

Started by Jo Bannister, November 04, 2020, 09:35:48 AM

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Jo Bannister

When the Schools Inspectorate decided it needed a Religious Education committee, it remembered to appoint members from all the main churches, temples, synagogues and mosques, but forgot to include a leavening of common sense.  The first decision of the RE(SI) was that it had to have an agreed stance on every matter of public policy, from abortion to zoology.  Since the members of the committee could not agree on any single matter of doctrine, even whether the Supreme Being was likely to be male, female or multiple, it was clear that establishing the RE(SI)Stance was going to take some time.  In fact it's still under discussion, by the great-grandchildren of the original members who first sat down in 1923.


Jo Bannister

I suppose it's not commonly known these days how the individual sports were chosen for the original Olympic Games.  It was a democratic decision, reached after lengthy debate.  So lengthy, in the case made for and against the inclusion of the discus event, that discussion came to mean the decision-making process of a committee.