Risk assessment in self harm adds nothing.

I don't normally discuss risk assessment of repeat self harm. I'm more interested in suicide, and this paper does not report such data. Instead it looks at a more common event -- recurrent self harm within six months. The authors used a series of measurements -- the ReACT tool, the Manchester rule, the SAD persons … Continue reading Risk assessment in self harm adds nothing.

The progressive coalition will break.

The progressive coalition at present consists, at least in NZ, Australia, Canada and the UK of: new immigrants, particularly muslim, women, Lesbians, Homosexuals, the indigenous minorities (Irish and Celts in the UK) and does not include the old working class. There is solidarity for the Muslims. However, in Muslim majority nations, this coalition breaks. Religion … Continue reading The progressive coalition will break.

The wood is now seasoned [Luke 23]

This is one of the prophecies of Christ that should disturb us. When the church was young proclaiming Christ crucified led to persecution. There was opposition. We then had a time when the West was Christian and the persecution dropped: it still existed both within society and without. The Turks were stopped at the Gates … Continue reading The wood is now seasoned [Luke 23]