Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Nancy Bird Walton

Nancy Bird Walton has died. She was a women's liberationist long before Germaine Greer hit the page. She did not let "Smithy's" (Kingsford-Smith) disapproval deter her from learning to fly and she used her skill to help others, especially women in remote areas.
I could not help compare her exploits for the good with the exploit of those who go to 'save lives' in the religious sense. It seems to me that actually getting people to medical treatment is more likely to save lives than telling them about Christianity or Islam and then telling them they must convert to be saved. I doubt God works like that - or that Jesus did either.

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