Earth day started in 1970 by a senator from Wisconsin after he visited the site of a massive 1969 oil spill off the coast of California. Since then it has been celebrated globally in 175 countries and more than 500 million people celebrate Earth Day. Especially considering recent events such as the Earth Quakes in Japan, the fighting in Afghanistan, Libya and the Ivory Coast, and who knows what else, it is nice to for a change pull together. And today, virtually anyone with an internet connection can speak globally. Running today from 7AM EDT and running for 24 hours, the global chat will cover a range of topics, feature prominent expert panelists and hopefully oganize global action towards peace and environmental stewardship.
“He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.”Douglas Adams
It is funny how sometimes we do things that are a contradiction in themselves. It is a bit like the person who does not believe in God who says when things go wrong, “Oh God, how could you do this to me” or ” Oh God, please help me!”. Need I say more?
I was reading a post or two about Freemasons in Malta. Honestly! I have never seen so much misinterpretation. Admittedly Freemasonry seems elusive but this originally occurred during the prohibition when clubs were prohibited and they had to go underground.
I must start by pointing out that I am not a Freemason but I see no reason to be out for the kill. After all, I am not part of my local football club or my local bridge club so why should I be a member of my local Freemason’s club!
Meanwhile, I thought I should state that I personally think that Mr Joe Zahra is a hypocrite and a low life. Whatever the reason he fell out with the lodge, he broke an oat he made to them when he “secretly” filmed their cermony. He obviously has no concept of respect and honour. Is it not also illegal to film someone against their wishes. Is it not morally questionable to break an oat and broadcast a private session?
As for Martyn Attard, he is correct, if they make good men better… well Mr Attard did not stand a chance, because the basis is that he was already a good man! He speaks about leading a lifestyle of sex, power and money yet he was so naive he “fell” for the masons. Perhaps the alcohol and drugs finally got to him and he now sees askew. Maybe it is his family who are still living in the dark ages and “pray” for him so that he is enlightened, as though you cannot be both a Catholic and a Freemason. If fact they expect you to believe in a God / have a religion and you are to maintain your religion throughout your membership with the masons!
And to point out the obvious… the masonic family need not necessarily be rich but could be a) generous and/or b) many in number – hence the large sums donated to charity. Is this not a good point?
Finally, being a mason is a choice.. you don’t have to belong and you can choose to leave. So what is the damn issue?
Yes it may be a society with secrets… but so is say Cadbury’s. See if they will give you their recipe to their chocolate?
Talk about being blinkered!
I think the way the media keeps going on about Swine flu is ridiculous. It is a fact that regular flu could kill as many people as swine flu… so what is the big deal? Even its symptoms are no different to regular flu… so what is the big deal?
My doctor’s surgery has removed all the toys from the kids area, and all the reading material. Waiting has now become more fun! NOT!
Also if you have the flu… please remember to not visit your doctor! There are warning signs on most clinics advising this!
My church has deemed it more important to not contract the swine flu than to offer the sign of peace! And communion has been severely compromised too!
My government thinks it is ok to waste my tax payers money to print and send scary leaflets through the post!
And antibacterial lotion seems to be everywhere. Talk about trying to lower our immune systems. Doesn’t anyone realise this will make things worse?
People seem surprised by the fact that Hitler was a vegetarian and a teetotaler. I am not saying that I agree with Hitler’s philosophies or ideologies, far from it. However, I feel that showing surprise that Hitler had principals is being rather ignorant of the historical facts. The truth is that Hitler wanted perfection, what he called an Arien Race. A race of perfect people. The fact that he defined who was perfect and who wasn’t (especially considering the fact that he himself did not fit his description of his ideal being) was a tad loopy, especially as he went by hair colour, religion and who your grandparents were despite perhaps their death before your birth. I guess the point is that he actually saw the people who were not “perfect” to be of less value than animals.
Mind you perhaps his ideas were not completely bad, because sometimes I think people who can torture kids, rape them and kill them deserve a slower more painful death than gas chambers! But then again, that would not fall within his theories…. just my own!!
Despite politicians thinking that Christmas should be removed from schools and nativity plays banned…. I think Bah Humbug to them and Merry Christmas to the rest of us.
Considering we live in a Christian Country with our head of state being our head of church also, I think removing Christmas because we may offend people who have chosen to come and live in our Christian country is ridiculous. Our Culture is what makes us who we are… so let us go and celebrate in what we believe in.
Merry Christmas to each and everyone one…. Christians, Muslims and Jews alike!
If I ever needed proof that god is a man, all I have to do is remember that women have periods, give birth and go through the menopause. Not one of them being a nice thing to go through (albeit the giving birth has benefits!). At least in today’s day and age, it is not so bad as we have? things like period pain and menopause relief? and epidurals!
Now if god were a woman there would definately be no pain associated with being a woman. Also any extra weight a woman would gain, would go straight onto her breasts keeping both the men and women happy! LOL! 🙂
As the world keeps changing, religion always seems to be a major issue. It is often very hard to maintain a relationship where 2 different religions are followed. Sometimes, it may even? cause clashes, where one religion is more dominant than the other. So, there are people that have anticipated this issue, and come up with selective dating sites. For example Christian Singles? can find Christian love.