The truth – freedom from politics and religion

When asking for a plebiscite on gay marriage, why is the argument used – free rights under the law for gays. This means the plebiscite does not ask for gay marriage but for similar rights for all people. What the change in law really means is please allow gays to marry. If this was the … [Read the full story]

Women strip to please the dead

Dressed in miniskirts barely covering their hips, the two girls took to the neon-lit stage and moved vigorously to the loud pumping pop music. Their job: to appease the wandering spirits. As the temple facade in the background changed colour from the fireworks lighting up the Taiwanese night sky, the show climaxed with pole-dancing and … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 1957

Jerry Lee Lewis was not the only early rock-and-roller from a strict Christian background who struggled to reconcile his religious beliefs with the moral implications of the music he created. He may have been the only one to have one of his religious crises caught on tape, however—in between takes on one of his legendary … [Read the full story]

Whose fault is it?

After years of study and living history of the past hundred years, I have finally worked out why we are in such a bad way. The Second World War was a time of bombing and destruction and terrible loss of human life. Did we learn anything from two world wars? Well, we learned to keep … [Read the full story]

Hollywood gossip

Hello again. I know I said I would take a rest until the Oscars, but my favourite man is in the news. Remember Rock Of Ages my tip for the Oscars with the lovely Tommy as an aged rocker? Well it seems another Kate could be heading for a break up! I am still upset … [Read the full story]

On this day…in 461

On this day in 461 A.D., Saint Patrick, Christian missionary, bishop and apostle of Ireland, dies at Saul, Downpatrick, Ireland. Much of what is known about Patrick’s legendary life comes from the Confessio, a book he wrote during his last years. Born in Great Britain, to a well-to-do Christian family of Roman citizenship, Patrick was … [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]

Who REALLY wrote the Bible?

Many of the most asked questions about The Bible have been researched by the most learned theologians in the centuries from BC up until today. I  started to compile a list of the most obvious questions but quickly became side tracked by the beliefs of the various differing religions. For example, who was John the … [Read the full story]

Man punished by tying a brick to his penis

Bangladeshi police said today they were investigating the case of a man forced to parade naked through his village with a brick tied to his penis as punishment for kidnapping and marrying a minor. The punishment was meted out to the 30-year-old man by the local council in a village 30 kilometres south of Dhaka. … [Read the full story]

Count St Germain, said to be 2000 years old

In 1745, one of the most intriguing people in history visited London. A man who was said to be over two thousand years old. Some said he was in league with the Devil, others thought he was a Himalayan yogi of the highest order. All that we know is that, according to written historical references, … [Read the full story]