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That the good and the bad sometimes inhabit the same picture, sometimes not, gives pause.
The fact that the West is represented in greater proportions by Protestant and evangelical Christians gives pause to consider once again the necessity of work being done in the Catholic camp to become a counter-culture in the political realm.
The fact that radical surgery to combat obesity ( what the man in the street would understand as stomach stapling ( is to be made widely available on the NHS in the region gives pause for thought.
While it's nice that he has found a job in these tough times, the identity of his new employer gives pause.
While the number is not large, it certainly gives pause to many doctors and their patients who wonder if the risk is worth it.