Cashing In On Faith
You can tell that it’s been a dull news week in Wales when I comment on seeming trivia! But here I go.
Baywatch – the nickname for our Welsh Government based on CardiffBay – is getting involved (and spending our money) on a plan to increase tourism by ramping our places of worship for visitors to use.
We live – even here in Wales – in times when religion is on the wane; when Christianity is rarely at the forefront of anything. That is a fact.
So the Assembly knows it’s going to be an uphill struggle. “Uphill”, of course, is the direction in which we’re told the Christian Heaven lies.
The whole thing has been described as “exploiting the full potential of Wales’ places of worship”. That must mean that worshippers are going to be exploited.
Perhaps we should remind the promoters of the Faith Tourism Action Plan that Christianity is a spiritual doctrine, and draw their attention to Acts Chapter 4, Verse 32 onwards . . .
There’s Climate Change going on. Each day seems to be “a strange weather day” – unseasonal weather is happening increasingly.
For the week ahead, then, make sure that, if you have to use our Welsh roads – especially rural ones (of which there are many) – you carry in your vehicle supplies which will be useful in an emergency. Whatever that weather may bring.
At last Ceredigion has joined the few counties to start transmitting its County Council meetings online!
That which was once known as Cardiganshire is not famous for spending its money. And those transmissions cost the Councils money. Not that the money spent belongs to those Councils: it is the people who live in the counties who stump up the cash.
Were the inhabitants of those counties – now Carmarthenshire, Powys and Ceredigion – asked if their money should be spent on such projects?
Or do the Councillors in their arrogance think they’re going to get a mass-audience for their televised discussions? I think they may be disappointed . . .