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The Sin of Indifference

Moving discussion about indifference. I’d never heard of the Aberfan Disaster prior to this. And thanks, Frank, for the nomination. What an inspiring challenge.

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Thanks to Stevie over at https://steviet3.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for the ‘Three Quotes for Three Days’ challenge.

The rules of the challenge are:

  1. Three quotes for three days.
  2. Three nominees each day (no repetition).
  3. Thank the person who nominated you.
  4. Inform the nominees.

For my first quote I am going to take one from George Bernard Shaw:

The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that’s the essence of inhumanity. From “The Devil’s Disciple” (1901), act II

I heard it recently during a television programme commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Aberfan Disaster. For those who missed the publicity surrounding the anniversary and too young to remember the actual event, mine waste stored on a mountainside slid onto the village school burying it and many of its occupants. 116 children and 28 adults were killed.

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At the subsequent enquiry

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One Response

  1. Thanks for the re-blog, Val. It will bring my writing to a wider audience!

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