John Lerwill has been a student
of history and philosophy from an
early age and became a published
writer after his lengthy
career in I.T. consultancy.
Birmingham born, one of John's earliest topics was a webpage on the history of the city of his upbringing.
John's pages are always being updated, so please come back often to check them out.
An extension of his interest in history has been concerned with Aston Villa Football Club and after his retirement from IT spent a period as the official historian at the club!
As an active genealogist for many years he has discovered the history of both his paternal and maternal lines. Born in 1944, he has also practically studied most of the major religions, and alternative ideas, over his lifetime and has been involved in community work and politics.
In the Philosophy and Wisdom Teaching of all ancient civilizations, human beings and the Universe were seen as being interconnected and inseparable.
In contrast, Modern Empirical Science is only a net of observations that permit the development of a smoggy outlook of the reality, a tiny window to the Universe, always incomplete in this vast endless search for the meaning of existence. ...
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From Harold Pinter (2005 Nobel Prize speech):
I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all.
- It is in fact mandatory.
From R. Buckminster Fuller:
I know that I am not a category,
a hybrid specialization.
I am not a thing - a noun.
I seem to be a verb -
an evolutionary process -
an integral function of the Universe.
And so are you.
From Margaret Mead: Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
From Mahatma Gandhi:
You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
"Your political viewpoint IS your spirituality demonstrated." - Jim Wallis
The replacement of fear by love and the provision of equal opportunity must be the highest tasks for mankind. By unswerving commitment to these goals we will find ourselves with the greatest opportunity to achieve peace, for such action will ultimately bring us together as one.