<!DOCTYPE html><HTML lang="en"> <head> <meta charset="utf-8"> <link href="../../TheosStyle.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"><link rel="shortcut icon" href="../../TT_ICO.png" /> <title>Note: Blog - Theo Todman's Blog (Theo Todman's Web Page)</title> </head><body> <a name="Top"></a> <h1>Theo Todman's Web Page - Notes Pages</h1><hr><h2>Blog</h2><h3>Theo Todman's Blog</h3><p class = "Centered">(Text as at 13/08/2007 19:46:34)<br><br>(For other versions of this Note, see the <a href="#LiveVersion">tables at the end</a>)</p><hr> <P><FONT COLOR = "0000FF">This page will evolve over time. I'm not sure whether it should count as a  real blog, but I intend it as a general dumping ground for discussions that don t obviously fit elsewhere, or which are hidden about the site but to which I wish to draw attention. <BR><BR>The entire blog and the individual entries use my patent  <B>Note</B> technology which I developed for my more formally philosophical investigations into Personal Identity, which is why it comes with the usual cross-referencing baggage, though the reading-lists are usually switched off. Here is the  <A HREF="../Notes_Jump_5.htm">Jump Table</A> for the entire Blog, which allows quick access to the various sub-topics. One day I may make these tables topic-specific, but currently I think the cross-pollination a potential  good thing . <BR><BR>For a printable version of the entire Blog, click <A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_268_4_P_39307824.htm" TARGET = "_top">here</A>. Individual notes will say if they have a printable version. If there is none advertised, you can always cut and paste the relevant bit of the printable version of the full blog into your favourite word-processor, and print that. <BR><BR>The motivation behind the  unprintable versions is the hyper-linking, more relevant in some texts than others. If a word is underlined and followed by a superscript, clicking on the underlined word will usually lead to further enlightenment or obfuscation. A word that is underlined but followed by a subscript links to a note that is still  in progress , so if clicked will return a polite  private message.<BR><BR>Some of these entries are discussions between me and a respondent. Comments that belong to the respondent appear in a different colour, a rather nasty shade of <FONT COLOR = "800080">purple</FONT>. <BR><BR>Since writing this stuff is rather time consuming, I expect this blog will be rather a sparse affair. <BR><CENTER><TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=950><TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <B>Date</B></TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> <B>Topic</B></TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <B>Reference</B><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 4<SUP>th</SUP> August 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> This entry antedates those that precede it, but is still on-going. It is a discussion between me and a friend and former HSBC colleague who now lives with his family in New York. His 16-year-old daughter had just become a Christian, and he needs some philosophical counseling. It is unusual in being initiated by a respondent. </TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <a name="1"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_3/Notes_395_39306429.htm">Text</A><SUP>1</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_395_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 23<SUP>rd</SUP> July 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> Herewith the account of some vicissitudes on an impromptu holiday to Spain.</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <a name="2"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_3/Notes_360_39306429.htm">Text</A><SUP>2</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_360_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 22<SUP>nd</SUP> July 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> This is my list of worries about the Bible. It s only here because it s got no other home to go to. It s not worth reading as I ve only just started it (chapters on which I ve something to say are indicated by superscripted hyperlinks). I intend to produce a parallel, but even more nave, commentary on the Koran, which I hope will not involve me in the receipt of a fatwa. </TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <A HREF = "Notes_290.htm">Text</A><SUP>3</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_290_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR><A HREF="../Notes_Jump_7.htm">Jump Table</A><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 15<SUP>th</SUP> July 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> The account of a discussion with some old friends, followed by an outreach meeting at a Baptist Church. Sounds dull, but such events can be important. There are some affinities with the item below. </TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <a name="3"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_288_39306429.htm">Text</A><SUP>3</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_288_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 7<SUP>th</SUP> July 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> Today I had a discussion on the topic of  Why I am no longer an active Christian . Here is an attempted account of the discussion, together with some general points about extempore debate.</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <a name="4"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_272_39306429.htm">Text</A><SUP>4</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_272_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR></TD></TR><TR><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> 11<SUP>th</SUP> May 2007</TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="70%"> At a former colleague s retirement lunch, we got talking about the menu, which lead on to the topic of vegetarianism, to which persuasion my friend was persuaded. He loaned me a book, <a name="6"></a>"<A HREF = "../../BookSummaries/BookSummary_01/BookPaperAbstracts/BookPaperAbstracts_1611.htm">Ishiguro (Kazuo) - Never Let Me Go</A>", which I read with some interest, but wasn t fully clear on the connection. So, I jotted down some notes, emailed them off, and awaited feedback. To date, none has come, of course. The story of my life. </TD><TD class = "BridgeLeft" WIDTH="15%"> <a name="5"></a><A HREF = "../Notes_2/Notes_269_39306429.htm">Text</A><SUP>5</SUP><BR><A HREF="Notes_Print/NotesPrint_269_4_P.htm" TARGET = "_top">Printable</A><BR></TD></TR><BR></TABLE></CENTER><BR></P> <a name="LiveVersion"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Live Version of this Archived Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = "BridgeCenter"><strong>Date</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="10%" class = "BridgeRight"><strong>Length</strong></TD> <TD WIDTH="70%" class = "BridgeLeft"><strong>Title</strong></TD></TR> <TR><TD class = "BridgeCenter">05/02/2018 20:02:24</TD> <TD class = "BridgeRight">15880</TD> <TD class = "BridgeLeft"><A HREF = "Notes_268.htm">Theo Todman's Blog</A></TD></TR> </TABLE></CENTER> <a name="TableOfPreviousVersions"></a><BR><HR><h3 class= "Left">Earlier Version of this Note</h3> <TABLE class = "ReadingList" WIDTH=700> <TR><TD WIDTH="20%" class = 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