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Commitment not flattery

Ron Ferguson explains why bargaining with God will not work.

HERE is a story about religion and seafaring by Orcadian poet George Mackay Brown. I rather like it.

“We’d do weel to pray,” said a North Ronaldsay fishermen to his crew as another huge wave broke over them. It had been a fine day when they launched the boat. Then this sudden gale got up. Willag was a kirk elder. The skipper told him to start praying.

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