I was also amused to see the "romantic" tangent in the story. I am now thoroughly convinced that love in the Star Wars Universe works something like this."Hi. I see you are a women, and breathing.""Yes, I see you are a man, and also breathing.""We are in love now.""Yes."Because frankly, that's what they're showing us over, and over, and over.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Quote of the Day:Mickey Mouse has become an awesome character, even though according to Islamic law, Mickey Mouse should be killed in all cases.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Some in the Church of England are faithfully seeking pieces of understanding; Dr Rev Malcolm Brown, their head of public affairs, released an essays where he says,
"We try to practise the old virtues of 'faith seeking understanding' and hope that makes some amends. But the struggle for your reputation is not over yet, and the problem is not just your religious opponents but those who falsely claim you in support of their own interests.
Good religion needs to work constructively with good science – and I dare to suggest that the opposite may be true as well."
Dr Brown is getting some good ecumenical moves in before next year's 150th anniversary of Charles Darwin's Origin of the Species, wanting, "to look back on the relationship between Darwin, his supporters and the Christian church".
Impressively, he also states,
"People, and institutions, make mistakes and Christian people and churches are no exception. When a big new idea emerges which changes the way people look at the world, it's easy to feel that every old idea, every certainty, is under attack and then to do battle against the new insights"
Dr Brown believes that the Church of England owes Darwin an apology; a position which another spokesman points out is not the official opinion of the Church.
See the full Guardian article about it here.
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
01: Content no longer relevantApparently one has to wax theologically lyrical in order to retain blog subscribers these days. This season pneuma is the new sarx, darling.
Well, I wouldn't want to disappoint. I have been working on a rather large post for some time now; think of it as the State of the Nation address. I wrote the main points some time back and, while I have moved on a bit since, I think it will provide a fertile soil in which some good discussions may grow. It's taken a while to get here (justifying this, in fact: a post about a post) because I want to do it justice and it's depth put me off for a while.
I will resume my writing. Relevant content here we come.