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Paul Larkin

Chroniclers are privileged to enter where they list, to come and go through keyholes, to ride upon the wind, to overcome in their soarings up and down, all obstacles of distance, time and place.
Charles Dickens - Barnaby Rudge, Chapter The Ninth

Words of consolation when we must grieve for a dead child

Recent events in Belgium and Australia have sickened every sane parent whose greatest fear is that something would happen to a child of his or hers.

I personally find it very very difficult to face the awful fact that there are people in this world who would hurt, indeed murder, a child. The modern approach is to allude to some sort of psychological warping on the part of the perpetrators of such heinous deeds to explain their actions. I am sure that this is sometimes the case but I also believe that conscious evil is abroad in this world and that it must be actively fought. I am not talking about the caricature of some hairy guy with red skin horns but about a group of people who consciously choose evil. This concept is in all cultures and in all times. An Fear Dorcha - The Evil One

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