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Kim Jong-Il's Funeral

Mass hysteria at the death of the old bastard Kim Jong-Il but I doubt it's for him. They're probably worried that with changes at the top their tenancy in Pyongyang might be cut short and relocation to the fresh air of the countryside beckons. Together with a rural diet of rat and unripe corn. If they're lucky.
North Korea faces famine: 'Tell the world we are starving'
Kinder to admit to being a Christian. Almost. "A young woman, in her twenties, was washing clothes in a tributary to the Tumen River (the border between China and North Korea). When packing up the clothes, she dropped what was believed to be a small Bible. The actual words used by the North Korean authorities were “Christianity book” (kiddokyo chaek). Another washer woman reported the girl to the police. According to Interviewee 4, the informer may not have known that the book was a Bible, but all suspicious activity had to be reported to the police. The young woman and her father, looking to b…

Gunfight at the OK Corral

Well not quite. More of a dust up at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem as up to 100 Armenian and Greek Orthodox joined pitched battle wielding brooms and other weapons.

Comical yet degrading.


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How many kings?

jedimindless do a lot of videos showing how to play worship songs on guitar. Well worth visiting if you play guitar in a worship setting.

Here's one from them.


Christmas cheer

To those of you who are whingeing about how invasive Christmas is, and how you're expected to 'enjoy' the holiday with your non-existent or fractious families and how this false joy is foisted upon you, how it's just a big commercial scam, I have a message for you.

THE BLAME LIES ENTIRELY WITH CAPITALISM

Go take it out on your MP or nearest banker and leave us God-botherers to get on with celebrating something special to our hearts.

Fin

Must be Christmas

I seem to remember many years ago there was a comedy series on Meridian TV that was broadcast on Friday evening when the pubs had shut. The aim seemed to be to feature new and 'edgy' comedians. What always struck me was first their 'southern middle-classishness' and secondly their tendency to pick on Christianity as a target of their humour. I didn't find their comedy particularly funny and in a lot of ways very childish in a 'sniggerish' sort of way. Perhaps what I would expect from young up and coming comedians looking for an easy target to portray their humour onto.

In many ways this style of God-botherer bashing has never gone away and has been continued with new comedians and organisations. The thing that does get to me though is that the target is almost always Christianity. Sometimes Jews, maybe Buddhists and Hindus, but very rarely will the things dear to the heart of Islam get the same treatment. One can only wonder why.


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