“It’s not the strongest nor most intelligent of the species that survive; it is the one most adaptable to change” Charles Darwin
“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 have had the unfortunate displeasure of watching a little of “Hotter than my daughter“. I have no idea why it was on that channel but sometimes shit happens, and this was a case of that! And it was vile. They were meant to help people and honestly the people left worse off than when they began and you would wonder how that was possible. Apparently there are depts of horrifying that you cannot imagine but this show just goes there. Watch at your own peril!
“The success of love is in the loving – it is not in the result of loving.” Mother Theresa
This is the issue with why relationships seem to fail. It is the expecting the love rather than giving love. To love, you must love unconditionally. The joy of loving is also in the giving. But I guess most of us have forgotten that. We have become far too self centred a society whose main interest is keeping up with the Jones rather than happiness. We equate happiness to material things and let’s be frank… happiness cannot ever be bought!
“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” Confucius
It is amazing how many people just work because they have to. Considering how many years of your life you spend working, why not do something you enjoy. Perhaps you cannot afford to change your job, but then change your perspective of it. Find out what you like and enjoy doing it. Look towards what you enjoy and not what you don’t. But most of all, if you choose a job you enjoy, it won’t feel like work and you will be getting paid for it.
It is a life philosophy that was true more than 2000 years ago and is still true today!
I am glad I don’t live in Indonesia. If you masturbate, the penalty is decapitation. Not sure which head in the case of the man… but neither will really do!
“Christmas is a time when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want – and their kids pay for it.” Richard Lamm
I guess it is only fair that we get our kids what they want for Christmas, after all, they will be paying for us heavily in the long run!
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!
Unreligious: “If I did not know about God and sin, would I go to hell?”
Priest: “No, not if you did not know.”
Unreligious: “Then why did you tell me?”
Think about it! Is it fair? Yet it is done. It is the story of Adam and Eve all over again. Apparently, we do not learn from our mistakes! Let’s take the rest of the world down with us!
When someone thinks it is funny (why else would he have done it?) to urinate over a symbol of respect towards people who sacrificed their lives for our freedom, you know that we have gone beyond a joke. Seriously, what was going through his head? It’s not like he is the thickest of people… he does attend university! But he is definitely the most disrespectful. I must say I do agree with the judge… a prison sentence would not be fruitful (and a waste of taxpayers money) and a community sentence might teach him some respect. Mind you, 250 hours is only 6 weeks work, and for a student is not very long. Perhaps a longer sentence … but hopefully he will learn some respect.