In the surreal world in which we live, where a republican Marxist could be Prime Minister and Donald Trump could be president of the US, I guess that nothing should surprise me. But this one comes straight out of the Monty Python book of ironic surrealist history. The government wants to send me back to school, to learn their version of theology and ensure that I am not an extremist!
I spent seven years training to become a Free Church minister. And that was only the beginning. I have been on numerous ‘refresher’ courses, taken sabbaticals and of course I read and train continuously. So in one sense being told that I could be required to receive ‘special training’, is not particularly alarming. Except for who it is that is doing the training!
The government are concerned about Muslim extremists and so, in order to combat this, they want to…
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