Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "CAIN AND ABEL COME TO MIND":
Why this biblical reference to the first murder?
I am outraged but not content.
What do you propose we do, take up arms, descend on the legislatures and town halls and cudgel our way through to the prevaricators and throw them into their own private chess pools.
Posted by Anonymous to Our Town and Its Business at 31 May 2016 at 19:25
However charming that mental image, we live in a civil society which gives us the right to say what we are thinking and we must be content with that.
You are doing what you can. Even on this small platform, you are declaring outrage.
If you privately and regularly informed your elected representatives of your discontent and encouraged friends and neighbours to do the same it would be even better. Especially if you are polite. Never under-estimate your influence as an elector.
The history of the 407 was forwarded to me. I published it on the blog with a few of my own thoughts. No, I did not know the Liberals tried to reverse the agreement. I have used the 407 a few times and it's a dream compared to the 401.
Cain and Abel as a title popped into my head unbidden. The version I knew was probably written for children. The lesson was about the profligate son. Not the prodigal, the profligate. Religious studies had great words I would never have heard or read anywhere else. I got good marks.but nobody
The two were brothers. Each received a portion to start out . We didn't read much about Adam and Eve after their original sin got them tossed from the Garden of Eden. Kinda like defeated politicians.
Cain squandered his share and came back looking for more.Abel managed his well and multiplied his assets.
The moral of the story was obvious. Canny management is a desirable trait.
I went to Wiki to get the right spelling for Abel. I never expected to read that Cain murdered his
his brother out of envy. I imagine that version did not consider it a good idea for small impressionable minds.
I mostly like nursery rhymes titles. It's a light touch. I'm not trying to change the world here. I just hope to spark interest in particular issues within this small sphere and encourage reaction.
T'wern't nuthin' in my head about murder and mayhem... I swear.