I believe that Hollywood has a greater ability to convert fundamentalist Muslims to a more inclusive and progressive world view than the Christian community can ever hope to do. This is because institutionalised Christianity has a ‘them and us’ mentality, they want the “baddies” to come over and believe their way of thinking. However Jesus and many Hollywood stories hardly ever quote the bible, Jesus … Continue reading How to change the world… with stories…
Today I am sharing an important and well-written article written by Mark Darling on 26th March 2017. Mark is from The Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. https://www.periecho.com/single-post/2017/03/26/Is-Believing-in-Hell-Bad-for-Your-Mental-Health My father died last year and it has raised a lot of questions for me. You know what I mean. The big ones. Heaven. Hell. Consciousness. Eternity. The nature of being. And to be honest, the thing I’ve struggled … Continue reading Is Believing in Hell Bad for Your Mental Health?
As North Korea continues to threaten it’s close neighbours with Nuclear missiles and the Trump Administration rattles the sabre, I want to share two links (posted below) to try and bring some balance the conversation. One is a very emotional and heartfelt plea from a brave young lady who has suffered much at the hands of the North Korean Dictatorship. The second link (‘Americans have … Continue reading War with North Korea
Recently I attended a party where someone repeated the worn out old phrase about electric cars being no more environmentally friendly because they plug into power that comes from burning coal. Wrong! Tesla (which now sells more cars than the Ford Motor Company) car owners can charge up for free at stations that take their energy 100% from solar power. They also bypass ripoff car … Continue reading FU Big Oil
the comedians will say it like it is. the religious people too often cast moral judgment. their faces look like they’ve just eaten a lemon and too many prunes. they walk like they’ve got a cork shoved up their bum. If you happen to become the subject of their subjugation, in spite of their toothy smiles and love speak, you might notice a certain madness … Continue reading cherish the comedians
These days I am not a big fan of most American Christianity… same goes for much Australian Christianity which has been heavily influenced by America… case in point, my mum became a Christian at a Billy Graham crusade and I eventually followed suit. Donald Trump won office with the help of the votes of the Christian religious right, but it is clear that he promotes … Continue reading the enemy is not hate, the enemy is fear
To the extent that we make ourselves open and vulnerable to our fellow human beings whether perceived good or bad, to the same extent do we advance the cause of eventual total human solidarity. Continue reading our vulnerability