UK's mixed up relationship with pets and kids

In another example of the mixed up nature of the modern UK : "Mice, goldfish, spiders, and even kittens are the unlucky stars of a new trend of snuff movie being made in the UK, animal welfare organisations warn. The films, known as squish or crunch movies, involve beautiful women killing the animals by a variety of methods, eg spearing them with a stiletto heel........Yet Britons profess to prefer pets to children. Only one in four adults said they had more affection for their kids than for … [Read more...]

This blog is rarer than I thought……

BBC NEWS reports: " a survey by Perseus has found that of the estimated four million weblogs that have ever been created, one million had not been updated since the day they were made. 2.7m had not been updated in two months. Fewer than 50,000 blogs were updated every day. " … [Read more...]

10 things you'd hate about John Wesley

AND 10 things he'd hate about you. This makes interesting reading. … [Read more...]

Denominational reallignment?

Wanderings of a Post-Modern Pilgrim states about the current Anglican crisis "In reflecting on the meltdown that seems to be approaching in the Anglican/Episcopal communion, it would appear to me that this is the first 'test case' of a major denomination facing the new realities of the 21st Century. We may be about to witness the birth of a new denomination out of their struggles. In so doing they may become part of the first moves to the realignment of denominations as we know them."It seems … [Read more...]

The church of my dreams….

Thanks to NextReformation.com for this "The church in the new millennium will be defined through experience and relationship. Postmodern culture is looking for an experience of God, not an explanation. The future church, like the ancient, will live in the mystery of the presence of the risen Christ and demonstrate authentic community in a culture of isolation- Michael Slaughter. "Of course, explanation is a part of any relationship- so we mustnt assume that relationship can even exist without … [Read more...]

Ren� Descartes | French Philosopher

Ren� Descartes said 'If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.' �DescartesThis I think inspired the Real Live preacher to make the following list-Here is a list of things we speak of as if they were real, but they do not exist:Squares and Circles 1 dimensional lines 2 dimensional objects An inch The poor* The rich* The sky Perfection Ten pounds Infinity 4 Pacifism God as any human has described God. … [Read more...]

Ren Descartes | French Philosopher

Ren Descartes said 'If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.' DescartesThis I think inspired the Real Live preacher to make the following list-Here is a list of things we speak of as if they were real, but they do not exist:Squares and Circles 1 dimensional lines 2 dimensional objects An inch The poor* The rich* The sky Perfection Ten pounds Infinity 4 Pacifism God as any human has described God. … [Read more...]

A most unusual war

Archbishop reflects on cost of war: "According to Ministry of Defence figures, 51 soldiers have died in Iraq - 21 killed in action, 19 in accidents and five in cases of so-called friendly fire. A further four died of natural causes, while two deaths are still under investigation. Unlike after previous conflicts, no victory parade or military march past has been held. " … [Read more...]

Ouch….!

From Thinklings Weblog: "The great danger of Christian discipleship is that we should have two religions: a glorious, biblical Sunday gospel that sets us free from the world, that in the cross and resurrection of Christ makes eternity alive in us, a magnificent gospel of Genesis and Romans and Revelation; and, then, an everyday religion that we make do with during the week between the time of leaving the world and arriving in heaven. We save the Sunday gospel for the big crises of existence. For … [Read more...]

In trouble and I don't even deserve it……

Over atblogs4God I am in trouble for "schmoozing with good timing by linking to my site the day before my post here"! Actually I never knew that chap was a moderator at blogs4god! Honest! … [Read more...]