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Grr................. Anne Atkins

(167 Posts)
Greatnan Tue 24-Jul-12 07:50:14

Why is this woman allowed to lecture us on Thought for the Day? She is so damned patronising and her only qualifications appears to be that she is married to a vicar. Her voice makes me want to scream.

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 07:56:04

Go straight to Platitude of the Day for antidote.

whenim64 Tue 24-Jul-12 08:01:37

Anne Atkins is a loathsome woman. Don't understand why she is constantly wheeled out to tut at the world.

Greatnan Tue 24-Jul-12 08:43:39

Bags - I have it on my Favourites from the first time you told me about it!

JO4 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:26:46

Oh, I usually agree about Ann Atkins, but today I woke up halfway through the item and caught a line which I was surprised, and happy (tbh), to hear someone actually state.

It was that there is evidence to show that boys who are brought up without their biological fathers are more inclined to aggression and she might have said, criminality.

Yes. good thing to put across.

JO4 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:28:13

Why is it Bags that so many of your posts make me think of the line "methinks the lady doth protest too much"? confused

JO4 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:28:59

And how long does it take you to find these second rate web sites? grin

Greatnan Tue 24-Jul-12 09:30:48

Well, that's a whole generation of boys whose fathers were killed in two world wars damned.
Jingle, you appear to be spoiling for a fight - chill out, woman!

absentgrana Tue 24-Jul-12 09:33:21

Did she state what evidence J04? Did she explain why a biological father rather than a loving step-father?

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 09:36:35

Probably because I do, jings wink. I think you might need to refine your sense of humour a bit.

What is it that makes me think that quoting that 'lady doth protest too much' line is just a cop out? Seems to me it's the religiacs who protest too much and the rest of us just take the piss.

Greatnan Tue 24-Jul-12 09:36:39

She doesn't need evidence, absent, she has religion!

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 09:38:09

Or adoptive father, even, absent.

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 09:38:35

Greatnan, wink

whenim64 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:48:27

Got your mischief hat on Jings? grin

Mishap Tue 24-Jul-12 09:51:12

Who is Anne Atkins? - never heard of her!

nightowl Tue 24-Jul-12 09:53:31

I wonder if Anne Atkins thinks a violent father is better than no father? I think she is a reactionary fool.

JO4 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:54:09

No when. My honest one.

And how do you know whether "she" has "got religion" or not Greatnan? You seem to know more about me than I do.

Greatnan Tue 24-Jul-12 09:55:25

She is a vicar's wife who has managed to get herself invited to give the Thought for the Day on Radio 4's Today programme on many occasions. She has a very annoying preachy voice and is a dyed-in-the-wool right wing old-fashioned Anglican. I have no idea why she thinks she is qualified to lecture to the rest of us on a huge range of subjects.

whenim64 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:55:41

Jings wink smile

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 09:55:44

I've got my honest hat on too. Sorry you don't like it, jings. Yours suits you.

absentgrana Tue 24-Jul-12 09:57:01

J04 I think Greatnan was referring to Anne Atkins, not you Jings.

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 09:57:01

Missionary mindset, I expect, greatnan.

whenim64 Tue 24-Jul-12 09:57:58

I would like to see Anne Atkins and Victora Gillick launched into space together grin

JO4 Tue 24-Jul-12 10:00:21

Sorry then. Perhaps I do need to chill! grin

Bags Tue 24-Jul-12 10:00:35