Is John's gospel venomous?

Should I burn the two hundred copies of Johns gospel that arrived more than a year late at my house today? Should I rather offer them free to any reader who emails asking to see wether John is as 'antisemitic' as this writer claims?The trouble is people cant seem to separate believing that indeed the Jews were responsible for the death of Jesus with a belief that Jews today should therefore be victimised. Actually the Romans were involved in crucifying this man, and if we are honest the … [Read more...]

Train madness

Travelling on a train today I once again experienced something which visitors to the land of my birth often marvell at. Silence. It is amazing really, to be surrounded by tens of people and all that you can hear is the noise of the trains. Even friends will suddenly stop talking to each other as they enter the train. Silence rules with most staring into space like dementia sufferers. The rustling of paper caused by the few who like to read barely disturbs the peace.If you dare to ask … [Read more...]

Cynical teenagers wise comment….

Shattered Dreams: "I'd try treating them the way they treat me, but we all know how well that works" … [Read more...]

The Zeitgeist :: 2003-10-04

Thanks to The Zeitgeist: "In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist. ...Then they came for the Jews, and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew. ...Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist. ...Then they came for the Catholics, and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant. ...Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up. Pastor Martin Niemoller(1892-1984)" … [Read more...]

Male contraceptive "100%" safe and effective

Male contraceptive "100%" safe and effective: "The trial used the progestin, DMPA, and testosterone to flick a reversible 'switch' in the brain that initiates puberty, causing the body to stop sperm production. The testosterone also ensured male health and libido, countering the progestin, which causes natural levels of the male hormone to fall. Some participants in the trial even reported an increase in their libido, and once they came off the trial participants found that their fertility … [Read more...]

Teamwork

Jason Robinson's moto: "'Personal glory is not what it's all about. The team is everything and my duty is to do well for the team.'" … [Read more...]

Jason Robinson

An independent interview states: "Clearly, Robinson can run rings round me theologically as effortlessly as he could with a rugby ball tucked under his arm. Interestingly, like other born-again Christians I have met, his usual level of eloquence, which on a scale of one to 10 is about five, increases to eight or nine when he is talking about his faith. Certainly, the whole subject of his conversion, chronicled in his book, is a fascinating one. There was nothing very godly about his upbringing … [Read more...]

His Father might be proud

"Hilary Benn : is to follow in his father Tony's footsteps and join the cabinet, replacing Baroness Amos as international development secretary, it was announced today."I wonder what his extremely left wing father makes of him joining a governement that is arguably more right wing than Mrs Thatchers? … [Read more...]

Repentance

Argument: "A Talmudic rabbi asked, 'Who is truly penitent?' and answered, 'One who, when the same opportunity for sin presents itself, refrains from sinning' - adding succinctly, 'The same woman, the same season, the same place.'" … [Read more...]

The failing church

The founder of the Samaritans explained why despite being a vicar he deliberately made the organisation an entirely secular one."'Many people were driven to suicide because they were too gentle and loveable for the rat race,' he says in Before I Die Again. 'And where could they find refuge? Who would understand them, and not make them feel inadequate? Not, on the whole, the church. In fact, in a different way, the church's standards were as destructive as the world's standards. Church people … [Read more...]


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