In 1994 I wrote a short article 'IMAGINE', which started with the words with which we started this page, and applied to my own sector: information technology. It was published in our church magazine. Since then I have often toyed with the idea of writing more such articles, but only today, five year later, have I put fingers to keys to do so. I have just been reading the classic 'Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee' and, though a biased account, I noted right at the start it said:
"The Tainos and other Arawak people did not resist conversion to the European's religion, but they did resist strongly when hordes of these bearded strangers began scouring their islands in search of gold and precious stones."
That theme - that the native Americans welcomed the gospel of Christ but did not welcome the injustices practised by the 'white men' - occurred throughout the book, and inspired me to write the second 'Imagine'. It's not so good, but I place it here in draft form.
I trust I shall write more, from time to time. Anyway, here are the ones I have written so far:
Enjoy, and let me know what you think, via "x>n @ basden . u-net . com".