Friday, 23 July 2010

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Snails teach us about dating via Natural Law

According to Steven Fry, though the medium of QI a snail 'dances and kisses' for 20 hours before mating. According to Wikipedia a snail lives for appoximately 2 years in the wild. Now Wikipedia also tells me that the average life span of an person in the UK is around 80 years. A human therefore lives 40X that of a snail. We can therefore work out how long a human should dance and kiss before mating. 20X40=800 hours/33.333 days. I wonder how long the everage person takes to rack up 33.333 solid days of dancing and kissing? Maybe worth a thought next time you are in a club! :P

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Friday, 16 July 2010

Unveiling the French

Today it has been revealed that the French Lower House has voted to ban the Niqab and the Burka in public spaces with a majority of 335/1! You can read the full story here. From what I gather that doesn't mean the law is passed yet but looks like it will be meaning that a woman cought wearing one will be fined £125, and any man cought forcing a woman to wear one will be fined very heavily.

If I'm honest I'm not completely sure what I think about it but my gut reaction is annoyance. The French are well known for thier atheistic society and I wonder whether they are using this as one step closer to ban or highly control religious though. May be I'm just being paranoid.

With that said I have some sympathy for the French. They, as do we, live in a society where we learn a lot about a person through thier face and genuinely see it a rude and uncomfortable not being able to see someones face. It also makes security very difficult; just think about being called to a police line-up with women in a Niqab. Fundamentalist Islam Guess who is a very difficult game!

However, I think it is a shame to say that the French has nothing to learn from wearing the Niqab. Nicole Ameline, a UMP MP, says in the video that she thinks this is a good message to the women of the world that France is clear on its values. I think she is awfully wrong. The message it give is that women must conform to thier ideals, not to thier own. I personally think there is a lot to be said for the concept of the Burka and Niqab. It goes too far I believe but the idea that a woman should be modest and valued for who she is, not what she looks like is to be admired.

I hope that a happy medium can be found; not a ban, nor a open field. I think education must play a part, both for those who wear the veils, but also for the rest of the French that they may understand each others views better. Perhaps a happy medium can be found for security too. Not so sure on what that may be but thats why I'm not in politics.

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Thursday, 15 July 2010

I write this this?!

I write like
William Shakespeare

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!

I put my latest sermon into this website and apparently I write like the bard himself! I shall remind my congregation if the ever complain too much. :P

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Monday, 12 July 2010

Some Pictures of Me!

Last week I went into a local school to give a talk on what I do at church. They drew some pictures of me and here they are. Enjoy!

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