Adam the Atheist – Lessons from the Bible

If you don’t already know me, my name is Adam…and I am an atheist. Here’s an interesting tale found in Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13-14. Jesus is walking from Bethany and he’s feeling a bit peckish. He encounters a fig tree, but unfortunately it is barren as it’s the off season for figs. Annoyed, Jesus demands … [Read the full story]

Time to assess the world today

2017 is the year to understand why we are in a crisis around the world – we must start with the past. Democracy although semi introduced by the Greeks (semi because women and the poor could not vote), was given prominence by the Magna Carta, before democracy Kings, Emperors and Ceasars ruled the world and almost … [Read the full story]

Why is the Bible called the Bible?

Moses was responsible for the book called The Torah which means The Law. Many other books written by learned Jews were added over the years. It was in Alexandria that the books were combined and translated into Greek. Alexandria was built by Alexander the Great.  After his death one of his generals became leader of … [Read the full story]

A touch of Australian history

This is an Australian story, but it starts in Spain. Two young, well educated men lived in Spain six hundred years ago. Francis and Ignatius were very pious and holy men. Ignatius went on to be a saint and started the most famous order of Christians. But our story is about Francis. He always wanted … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1966

In Australia, no one took much notice of the John Lennon quotation that later set off a media frenzy in America. Chalk it up to a fundamental difference in religious outlook between Australia and America, or to a fundamental difference in sense of humor. Whatever the reason, it was only after the American press got hold … [Read the full story]

The year ahead – my predictions for 2012

Last year all of Helena Bryanliths predictions came true, a one hundred per cent success rate…but his year could be more problematic. So I thought I’d have a go…it can’t be that difficult…can it? Could the Mayans be right? …I think not this year. In Hollywood expect surprises at the Oscars, and later in the year we will … [Read the full story]

Beware of Russia

I have been looking with interest into the start of the 20th century. Their were three strange events which I found intriguing. At Fatima and at Lourdes, miracles were seen by young children. In 1917 a revolution changed the face of Mother Russia from Christian to Communist. What did these differing events have to link … [Read the full story]

Predictions for 2011

We all have the ability to see into the future. Unfortunately we chose to hide our abilities for fear of appearing different. 2011 will see a year of the most historic changes in our climate. The largest earthquakes, the driest and wettest periods since records were listed. High winds and deep snow drifts followed by … [Read the full story]