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In the UK the Muslim population is threatened with new suspicion. One Muslim who has lived in the UK for 36 years asked his friends what it means to be British. Among their answers “Being Christian” and “going down to the pub” neither of which are options for a Muslim.

When a by a British (and American) team rescued a Russian sub crew the Russian defense minister said: “We have seen in deeds, not words, what the brotherhood of the sea means. Sound familiar?

The newly released Marilyn Monroe tapes surfaced some comments about her affairs including one with Bobby Kennedy about whom she said: “When Bobby starts having sex with the body all men want, his Catholic morality has to find a way to justify cheating on his wife. So love becomes his excuse.”

David Schwimmer’s time on “Friends” made him a lot of money, but his time on stage is winning him a lot of admirers. I saw him at the Gielgud Theatre in “Some Girls” by Neil Labute and became one of them. This thoughtful comedy follows a young man about to be married as he visits four previous girlfriends in an apparent attempt to clear the decks and right the wrongs. His motives are more mixed, the results far from comedic and Schwimmer’s range carries the storyline brilliantly.

Beautiful cathedrals throughout the UK stand empty, the scene of culturally obligatory weddings and funerals in post-Christian Britain. Is the US far behind?

Yours for the pursuit of God in the company of friends, Dick Staub.

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