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scrutiny
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106 of 118  Tue 19th Oct 2021 8:20am  
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The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, not long bought the series on dvd. It’s a good way to spend a Sunday afternoon, watched them all in one go last week. Still brilliant. Thumbs up
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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107 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 9:45am  
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Been reading all of the posts in this thread this morning. Quite a few of us have mentioned that we were either made to go or went voluntarily to Sunday School (I was one of the former). But I cannot see anywhere the mention of sending our children? I have 4 children and 3 grandchildren, who have never been to Sunday School. Do they still exist on a Sunday morning for kids?
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belushi
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108 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 10:11am  
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Like you Mick, I was made to go to Sunday School. I was allowed to leave when I was 13, the age my Dad was allowed to leave. Seemed logical at the time. Do they still exist? Not sure, but the church I used to go to doesn't exist any more! Edited by member, 30th Oct 2021 10:52 am
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Annewiggy
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109 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 10:57am  
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I used to go, I must have been a goody 2 shoes then because I used to like going. I never sent my children but surprisingly my 2 granddaughters who are now 13 and 15 used to go to a small chapel in their village. I think they only stopped because there was not many to start with and in the end they closed it.
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Mick Strong
Coventry
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110 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 1:19pm  
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On 30th Oct 2021 10:11am, belushi said: Like you Mick, I was made to go to Sunday School. I was allowed to leave when I was 13, the age my Dad was allowed to leave. Seemed logical at the time. Do they still exist? Not sure, but the church I used to go to doesn't exist any more! Edited by member, 30th Oct 2021 10:52 am
Don’t think I lasted that long, my last attendance award (Bible) is dated 1960. So I guess that I stopped before I started Woodlands in 61. St Stephens and the Gospel Hall are still there on Charter Avenue and still being used. But not sure if it is for a Sunday School? Any Canleyites know?
Mick Strong

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scrutiny
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111 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 1:33pm  
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On their website it states Sunday School and organised children’s activities Thumbs up
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Helen F
Warrington
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112 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 2:45pm  
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I think my parents recognised the danger of sending me to Sunday School because I was quite opinionated about the morality and fairness about some of the Bible stories. I would have wanted to debate.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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113 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 8:08pm  
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Hi all, I love these replies & posts, because they speak the truth of just how it was & in some cases still is, I believe. I love the sound of the Gospel, because it's to you & me. That had to come from inner me, not a bolt on from earlier days. For some thirty years, I was very sceptical about so much of my Sunday School past. Hypocrisy abounded, I'm so ashamed to say. Folk told me how to behave, but it didn't equate to what I saw in their lives. It was like chalk & cheese. Once again may I take this opportunity to thank all of you who post so sensitively on this topic. This topic would be banned on most websites, but because we post with tenderness & understanding, we are able to share. Please continue. I have my faith, but that is for me. You may have your faith, that is for you. I can tell you about mine, you can share about yours. As long as we remain sensitive to each other, with no dictating or preaching. Scripture does dictate some issues, but that is for my heart, only for yours if you are convicted of it. Scripture says so much about God's Wrath, not just love, as do most of the Great Books regards Faith. Putting that into context, please just consider this. Scripture itself records that at the time of Christ's crucifixion, "then they all forsook Him and fled". Then a few days later, after the resurrection, His disciples were forlorn, aboard their fishing boat, knowing what they had done to Him, they then saw Him cooking fish on the beach. They were so frightened, but did He scold them? Not a word. Instead He cries out to them, "Come & join me for breaky". They had never tasted breaky like it. Just as I hadn't, even going to Wetherspoons, until now. That's my faith in a nutshell. "Behold, I tell you a mystery. We shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye", Scripture says. That's what I believe has happened to Pam. It's only my faith. Please keep in mind the title of this topic, "....& Lift up our Hearts". With all such awfulness going around in the world & Coventry, how we all need that. Thank you. God bless you all.
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Earlsdon Kid
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114 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 10:35pm  
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On 18th Oct 2021 9:22pm, Helen F said: “Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy And the Guide says, "Space, is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space."
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was the core of a fortnight’s holiday a friend and I had in the South of France in August 1980. We drove virtually non-stop from Coventry to Le Lavandu, sharing the driving and listening to the whole 12 half-hour episodes of the radio series on cassette (probably twice). The entire camping trip acted as an inspiration to put the philosophy of the "Guide" into practice. Everything about camp life was integrated, in our own way, from the early morning water-skiing (before the sea became choppy) throughout the day around the beach (keeping track of our towels) and into the night watching the starlit sky from the end of the jetty sipping our single malt nightcaps. Incidentally one night we experienced a vivid blue-green meteor that traversed about two thirds of the sky before burning out. I listen to the entire series occasionally and the insight of Douglas Adams still amazes me. Born the same year as me but sadly departed too soon, but most likely in an alternative universe!
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Helen F
Warrington
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115 of 118  Sat 30th Oct 2021 10:44pm  
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I still have DON'T PANIC written in large friendly letters on my school hymn book for calming thoughts before exams. He was inspired. I must have listened to it when it was first broadcast. I always have a radio series ready for long journeys. It shortens the trips nicely.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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116 of 118  Sat 20th Nov 2021 9:22pm  
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Hi all, Just thoughts. What ever state that we arrive in this world, it's our early experiences that so often shape who we are. Many of those early experiences are not commissioned by us, we have little input, which is one of the reasons I hate pointing a finger at anyone. I remember my dad beating the living daylights out of me after mum had caught me out lying. Oh I still get things wrong, but I don't commission lying. Upon starting my business education, I was given a bible text -; "Study to show thyself worthy, a workman, unashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth". That's from 2Tim2.15 for reference. That's quite a work ethic on its own. The month that I retired from Courtaulds, that was the quote on my office calendar, as I changed it over from July to August of that year, 1999. It also popped up this week on my thoughts for today’s notes, they are a bit like "New every morning" kind of thing. They don't dictate anything to me. It's a presentation of comparison thoughts. They could be fact or fiction. “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “to talk of many things: Of shoes - and ships - and sealing-wax - Of cabbages - and kings - And why the sea is boiling hot - And whether pigs have wings.” I've never seen a flying pig, but a friend of mine has eaten in one. God bless, everyone.
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Helen F
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117 of 118  Sat 20th Nov 2021 10:23pm  
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Evening Philip. Wave I find telling the truth is more complicated than right or wrong. Telling the truth can be cruel. 'Yes, your bum does look big in that.' Telling a lie can be loving and fun. I don't remember a point where I believed in Father Christmas but I remember pretending to believe because it was a fun concept that Mum and Dad enjoyed with us kids. Why kill the mood? One summer I invented a bored, lonely ghost called Humphrey who kept turning the TV on when we were out of our rental holiday home (it really did come on when we weren't there). We liked him so much that we took him home so he could watch TV all day with my Mum. I wasn't strictly telling the truth. Lying can also be a much needed defence. When you fix up timed security lights, you are pretending that you're in. Victims might lie to their attackers to save themselves. Lying becomes bad when it hurts someone, even if it's yourself. Lies may come back to discredit you. However, people usually lie because they've done something worse than lying. Step one, stop doing the bad things. Step two, work on not lying about them.
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PhiliPamInCoventry
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118 of 118  Fri 26th Nov 2021 5:40pm  
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Hi all, Please remember our forum is simply that, our forum. Members from far & wide. The stormy weather, or all manner of events, may cause isolation or a sense of loneliness. I know the value of our kinship that so helped me. So, just like our friend from Aberdeenshire, feel free to come in & pull up a chair.
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