Week 38 misc: Mormons, Russians, Paralympians, Cyclists, Kids

I didn't take any photos this week, so here's what Edinburgh looked like from Calton Hill in 1855

Many of us know what to expect when a polite-looking person with a badge proclaiming them to be "Elder so-and-so" approaches us in the street, but we do know what Mormons believe? Gerald McDermott shows that Mormonism is not Christianity.

Having missed out on the Paralympics at London 2012 because we were moving flat and didn't have TV, we've loved "discovering" it this time. Archbishop Cranmer rightly takes the opportunity to ask how this celebration of human possibility conflicts with our abortion laws.

What happens when someone gets into cycling? Tom Vanderbilt tells his story, lycra and all.

If you haven't the first clue about how to understand Russia, Peter Hitchens wants to set you straight.

I hate most adverts, but Virgin Media's "Masters of Entertainment" is enjoyable, so here it is. In the interests of full disclosure, I am a Virgin Media customer and if they reduce our bill because of this I would be very happy. (If you're wondering about the brilliant soundtrack, it's Ennio Morricone's L'Estasi dell'Oro from the Spaghetti Western classic, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.)