Bonhoeffer uses a similar phrase 'worldly Christianity'. It's J Gresham Machen that I want to line up most closely with. See his Christianity and culture here. Having done commentaries on Proverbs (Heavenly Wisdom) and Song of Songs (Heavenly Love), a matching title for Ecclesiastes would be Heavenly Worldliness. For my stance on worldliness, see 3 posts here.

10 Things said to be bad for you

Looking for inspiration to Orwell's Coming up for air once again, he has a list of six things his mother would always tell him were bad for him. It's the basis for this current list.

1. Raw potatoes are poisonous (apparently they are unlikely to kill you but it's not recommended)
2. Raw gooseberries give you colic and raw raspberries a skinrash
3. Swimming after meal causes stomach cramps (Orwell has having a bath)
4. A cut between the thumb and forefinger gives you lockjaw (my mother passed on this myth to me - untrue although that area is a likely one for tetanus if you do cut it)
5. Sweets are bad for your teeth (true if you don't clean them pretty soon)
6. Eating between meals is bad for you
7. Not drying properly will give you a yeast infection
8. Wearing unaired clothes or going out with wet hair will give you a cold (another favourite axiom with my mam)
9. Egg shells or water used to boil eggs will give you warts
10. If you swallow chewing gum it just stays there (apparently not)

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