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In my thirties, living in the most beautiful part of the world, surrounded by a loving family... and I'm still not satisfied?! :)

Saturday, December 18, 2004

God's Clock

A nicely written article, which makes the point that religion is just one way of recognising the unknown mystery, but not an absolute way. The trouble is that mainstream religion encourages (or forces) its followers to believe it is the absolute answer. That is the way it retains control. And, sadly, however much they deny it, organised religion ultimately becomes a controller of minds and actions. The religions may talk about free will, and choice, and encouraging thought and contemplation, but in the end you are only a part of that religion if your will, thoughts and choices lead to what has already been decided as the ultimate truth. Anyone outside this narrow band of dogma is not a true believer.

There is no answer. Organised Religion will not go away. It fulfils a need in people (in some cases it creates the need and then fulfils it). Its mind control and brainwashing, subtle though these can be, guarantees it followers for eons to come. It was realised long, long ago that if religion becomes part of politics (or all of politics) no-one has a right not to believe and this is still happening today.

The answer is for people to become less gullible and really start to think. I am not against contemplation of the infinite and the mysteries of how and why we are here. Everyone has a brain, and it should be used to think about these things and to come up with a conclusion (or lack of one) on its own. People must be brave, and if they find that there is not a definite answer to their questions, they must not run blindly to a church which has all the answers. It doesn't. Finally, people should become forces for good in the world. Forgot the Christian message of a happy ever after, the if you follow the rules on earth then heaven is yours promise. Work to make life on earth better for that is all we truly know.

Monday, December 13, 2004

A very powerful letter comparing the Republicans with abusers on the Michael Moore site.Welcome to!

One year one since Saddam's capture, almost two years since the beginning of the invasion, and still it goes on. People dying, a country torn apart. Why? To remove a dictator. Hm. A lot of trouble, death and distruction for that. OK, so is the country better off now? Debatable, but let's give em the benefit of the doubt. Iraq must be better without Sadman Hussy- obviously! Duh! That's a no-brainer! And other facile expressions. The fact remains, the invasion of Iraq was poorly planned, not supported by ther majority of the world and the UN, was propaganda overblow and killed many thousands of innocent people as well as soldiers, many of whom were too young to drink according to some American state's laws. To see the scale of this cost in lives and dollars go to my George Bush/politics/war page.
Also check out some news reports:
BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Iraqi head highlights US 'errors'
A Year After Saddam's Capture, Iraq's Rebels Fight On
Or just go to

One good thing! Georgie Bush is still there to take the credit for a good job well done! (Remember when he declared it all over, with that big smirk on his face? Know how many people have died since then? No? Nor does he.)
OK, I'm going to take a break from politics for a while. Just going to concentrate on happy things that don't make me angry and stressed. Like... hmm..... well, I'm sure I'll think of something!
Signing off.....

since May 6 2005