Juxtaposition – Heaven and Hell
I couldn’t resist this eye-catching juxtaposition, sourced from themindcircle.com. If you’re interested in ‘after life’ matters, I thoroughly recommend the book “Heaven and Hell” by Bart Ehrman, (agnostic/atheist !) Professor of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina. “The best selling historian of early Christianity takes on two of the most gripping questions of…
Coronations, Vulgar Vandals, and National Heroes
In 1296, King Edward I, an egregiously greedy, vulgar vandal, stole the ancient “stone of destiny”, on which the kilted bums of successive kings had previously rightfully rested, while the crown of Scotland was placed on their heads. He put it in a bag marked “Swag”, and carried it off into England without a by-your-leave.…
Freedom of Speech
NOW, if this were Putin’s Russia, here’s the kind of statement that would merit at least 25 years in his equivalent of the Tower of London. SO, let’s all pledge our true allegiance to British freedom of speech. Long may it reign over us, happy and glorious !
Michelangelo, the Pornographer !
Is there no end to this increasingly ludicrous and perverse, if not actually perverted, lunacy? If Michelangelo is a pornographer, who’s next, and who’s safe? If Beatrix Potter were still alive, she’d be checking through all these books about “Peter Rabbit”, just in case ! After all, rabbits are reputed to be a reproductively randy…
Panacea for Po-Faced Politics
Delightful (to some) and Derided (by others) is the 40 year old Official Monster Raving Loony Party, complete with outlandish outfits and over-sized rosettes. Before writing them off, it’s worth taking note of the fact that some of their “ridiculous” proposals were eventually enshrined in law. It’s also worth noting that some of their “risible”…