Who or What is God?

Tuesday, 27 February 2007

[Picture of Charlton Heston as Moses]WRITING about God is always going to be controversial, that’s a given, but everybody seems to be doing it on the web, so I thought I would contribute to the debate in my own small way.

I ask you to consider God from a whole new point of view. Try it and see what you think. First of all unburden yourself for the time being of your prejudices and beliefs, just for the sake of argument. Read the rest of this entry »

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[Picture of Two Ku Kux Klansmen]RACISM, segregation, apartheid, exclusivity, equal opportunity, √©lite… these words (and many others) strike fear into the hearts of modern folk. Why? Read the rest of this entry »

How It All Began

Saturday, 10 February 2007

[Picture by Michelangelo]THE BEGINNING of mankind, of the planet, even of time itself can never be known, merely guessed.

In the traditional Jewish faith, the Tanakh or Written Torah has a book entitled Genesis that follows the pattern of the Ancient Greek. These traditions involve (a) gods, (b) a male, (c) a female, (d) a temptation, and (e) a tempter. Read the rest of this entry »

How Entertainment is a Rip Off

Saturday, 3 February 2007

[Picture of Vinyl LPs]ENTERTAINMENT is supposed to be fun, isn’t it? So where did it all go wrong?

I was recently amazed to discover that it is a copyright infringement to rip a CD that you own so that you can listen to it on an MP3 player. I just DARE the authorities to come and get me for this!

This is a moan about how much time and money I have been forced to spend over the years, and now, looking back, I don’t see that it was worthwhile; I seem to have given far more than I have received. It has been a struggle to keep up with technology: better quality, better formats, and so it has been going, until recently things have started to DIE — goodbye to the videocassette, cheerio to the floppy disc.

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