How To Fly

Friday, 29 December 2006

[Picture of the Wright Brothers’ Flying Machine 1908]“TWO Wrongs do not make a Right, but two Wrights made the first aeroplane”.

This is fun, but it is also very true; negativity so easily breeds. If someone does something bad to you, then it is natural to want to return the badness — or even to spread the badness by being bad to someone else (for example, if someone kicks you and so you kick the dog). This sort of thing just ruins things for everyone, and no good ever comes from it. Read the rest of this entry »

Why Christmas is Important

Friday, 22 December 2006

IS IT CHRISTMAS trees, gifts, snow, decorations, Santa Claus, Reindeer…

Or, three magicians on camels (with gold, frankincense and myrrh) follow a star to a stable where a virgin gives birth leaning against a column amidst straw and animals.

  • Is Christmas too commercial? Has it lost its meaning? What is the real meaning of Christmas? Has it any value — and has it any value for non-Christians?

These are good and important questions — and they need answered once and for all!

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How Santa Does It

Thursday, 14 December 2006

[Picture of Saint Nicholas]PEOPLE see Santa everywhere, not just in advertising billboards, but “in the flesh”. Some say it’s a bloke in a hired Santa Costume.

  • Some people have even said that they don’t believe in Santa Claus!

As “proof” they suggest that Saint Nick would have to travel at many times the speed of light to deliver all the presents. Some say that they think it is their Mum and Dad (and not Santa) that buys the gifts.

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What Dinosaurs Were Really Like

Monday, 4 December 2006

[Picture of typical dinosaur]WE are fed lies all the time.

Some people might think that this statement is a tad paranoid, mistaken or exaggerated — but is it?

Take paleontologists — these guys don’t seem like typical liars, and maybe they’re not, but they keep a lie alive whether they know it or not. Somewhere along the line someone looked at a fossil and guessed at all sorts of things — what colour was it’s hair or fur, what it ate, and — the most incredible of them all — what noise it made!

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