Hope every one had a good Christmas,especially those who,on reading this blog have returned for more; Sweden,Russia,Brazil e.c.t. thank you.
Attending Midnight Mass on Christmas eve I was reminded of how difficult it is to be a Christian. All that forgiving, hate the sin and not the sinner, turn the other cheek. But we have to try-don't we?
But oh,these puritans who've got the ear of the government really really try my patience. Apparently, they have convinced the government that there ought to be a minimum pricing policy for alcohol. All for our own good of course, to save us from our selves. At the same time supermarkets have to begin stashing cigarettes under the counter-(one time this was where they kept the dirty mags,but now these are every where on show) again, all for our own good.
What I want to know is who will save us from them? Who are these fecking puritanical tyrants disguised as missionaries. I can accept the view that God, who is supposed to have made us,and should know- sees us as vulnerable and in need of guidance .But, when did God die and leave these people in charge. Don't they know God also gave us free will. Being an adult of sane mind ,I am able to understand and accept the consequences of my own actions. Therefore, I can make my own decisions and it's not for any moralising busy body to interfere with my right to autonomy.
So you fecking puritans, wreckers of liberty, free will,large and small pleasures and all things that make live worth living- Feck Off !
Welcome to 2012 it's going to be great!
- There seems to be no area of our lives, whether public or private,that is not subject to the scrutiny of the 'Equality People' Yet, no one ever defines Equality. So, how will we know it when we see it? Is it definable? And are the principles of equality, however we define them, attainable?.Is the ever extending range of government regulation over our lives 'progress'Or,are we on the road to totalitarianism. Are we hindered or helped in our quest for rights and justice through membership of the E.U., U.N.,e.t.c. or, would a strengthening of our own Parliamentary Democracy serve us better. This Blog will comment on equality and related issues with the hope of making some small contribution to the debate. Feel free to post your opinions and share your thoughts and experiences. That way we can get a better idea of how we, the little people really feel about things. And,just maybe,we might even influence the debate!
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Tuesday, 13 December 2011
There are increasing complaints about this time of year of officialdom spoilsports and the watering down of Christmas-winter lights instead of Christmas lights-'winterval',campaigns for 'real Christmas' and so on. But we do not need official sponsoring or recognition of what Christmas means in order for it to be real. It's as real and as meaningful as you make it-So- make it for yourself. Christmas is part of the Christian calendar and is a welcoming of Jesus into the world. However, except for the religious services, it is mainly expressed through our pre-Christian culture and the Winter Solstice rituals which sought to bring light and cheer during the darkest and coldest season.
Yule sees the fight between the Oak King and the Holly King over the right to rule the waxing and waning parts of the year. With Oak King winning the winter and Holly King winning the summer.
The birth of Jesus is also a promise of light and hope for the future.
It was a compromise between the new religion and the old ways;
and long may it continue
|The Green Man;|
representing the Holly, Ivy and Mistletoe So, whatever your ken;
Have a Merry Merry Christmas Solstice