The day that Christmas carols fell foul of the PC brigade

Whatever next?!?! The Telegraph reports that it is no longer ok in one part of the UK to advertise a carol service: "'I am quite dismayed by this. I was told that if it was simply a carol service it might have been OK. But because it was a service with an act of worship it was not. What is the difference? The singing of carols is an act of worship.'" … [Read more...]

The Obvious- or is it?

I want to talk about one of my favorite blogs tonight. Its written by a chap who seems to struggle with the idea that he and I could have anything in common. He speaks a lot in his blog about blogging bringing people together and causing us to re-examine things. But it seems I am not one of those people he wants to be brought close to!The Obvious? is written by a man who is clearly interested in what you might call spirtual questions. Take his tagline quote for example "All day I think … [Read more...]

Which philosopher are you closest to?

According to I agree 100% with Aquinas and 98% with St. Augustine- how do you score?OK, time to be honest, the first time I took the test somehow Kant beat these two to first place- don't ask me how! So I thought about it went back and found I was closer to these two guys. Somehow that was reassuring to me. … [Read more...]

Sadaam in prison and in cahoots after all?

Sadaam having been captured alive, evidence has emerged suggesting the Terrorist behind September 11 strike was trained by Saddam after all. … [Read more...]

Smart Mobs

The future is here already...... Smart Mobs emerge when communication and computing technologies amplify human talents for cooperation. The impacts of smart mob technology already appear to be both beneficial and destructive, used by some of its earliest adopters to support democracy and by others to coordinate terrorist attacks. … [Read more...]

Old habits die hard

Ming the Mechanic: "An old rigid civilization is reluctantly dying. Something new, open, free and exciting is waking up." HE speaks presumably about the web, blogging, the open source movement and the potential we might all start actually working together for the common good- shocking thought!Maybe I am a skeptic, but although I can see pockets of such co-working happening, I fear that we will not get there quite so easily. The nature of man is to be selfish. How can he change that and … [Read more...]

Older and growing…

Older and growing... Explains these four ways of running a project-which he learnt from Eddie Obeng^ ^ ^ Do you know how to do it? What? - No How? - YesPAINTING BY NUMBERS   What? - Yes How? - YesMAKING A MOVIE   What? - No How? - NoFOG   What? - Yes How? - NoQUEST   Do you know what you want to do? >>>>>>> … [Read more...]

Bringing things together……

Thanks to The Obvious? for pointing these out to me.....A Field-Guide To The Associative Nature Of Our Own Minds.:"The brain has no hard edges; neither does information. There are no gray interior walls to prevent ideas from wandering across the boundaries between and among fields. Many paths of curiosity lead to intellectual, artistic and scientific questioning, and onward to understanding......In academia, and public schools, intellectual fields are guarded turfs or territories that … [Read more...]

Improved Blogdom of God

I have improved the Blogdom of God page layout. You can even search archives of many of the best Christian blogs in one place! … [Read more...]

New Guest Map!

Click on the button on the top right of this screen to add your name, weblog URL, email address and comments to my guest map.We can then build up a map of the world of where you are all visiting from! … [Read more...]

Political correctness protest

I like these lyrics from Semi-Intelligent Thoughts: "I can't tolerate your tolerance When I disagree you take offense Why is it that you can call me names But you get upset when I do the same? You'd better learn to accept my philosophy 'Cause not everyone lives in the world you see So I'll keep speaking my mind and letting my thoughts free And you'll just have to learn how to tolerate me." … [Read more...]

Minister Burnout

How to Avoid Burnout seems to suggest my stats may have been too optimistic: "Eighty percent of seminary and Bible school graduates who enter the ministry will leave the ministry within the first five years. " … [Read more...]