Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Spotted, further disintegration

It has been three and a half weeks since the last post here and I am just popping by to say that I have been busy lately and generally too tired to meet the demands of regular blogging.
That's not to say that I don't have plenty to say, because I do. I just have not had the steam.

There are plenty of ESSENTIAL posts lined up, and some that only serve to indulge my own interests. Why not?

Anyway the "Spotted" Face book phenomenon is surely a sign of the times.

If we thought that Facebook was a route to trouble, imagine an anonymous forum designed solely for people to bully, abuse, grass up, humiliate and generally poke fun at others.

Well according to a report from my wife about an hour ago, thankfully, the group in my area has been pulled but a quick search seems to indicate that there are plenty of them left around the country.
However funny it may seem, these groups are a recipe for disaster.
Take my advice and steer clear.

Friday, 5 July 2013

A glimmer of truth is not enough

Just watching the Tommy Robinson interview with Jeremy Paxman, you can see that Robinson is not the sharpest tool in the box. Although he comes across as a "just a normal bloke" type, its no excuse for not having the faintest idea of what he is talking about.
Just the appearance of having a valid point about the evils of Islamism, is enough to get him noticed, and the "blokey bloke" persona fits in well with most of us who are fed up with smooth talking politicians.

Ok, he has a point, but so did Sayyid Qtub the Egyptian scholar who is regarded as the founder of Islamism. Its easy to have a valid point when exposing obvious evil. A glimmer of truth is not enough though. It is the glimpse that acts as bait to introduce our perception to all kinds of ideologies, religious and political.
Why do we not really drill down into the essence of these things? It is almost as if we suppose that the veil of illusion is superficial and ready to be parted at the merest exploratory gesture. This is not so. Lack of diligence to search out the truth, will only ever result in being wrapped in increasingly elaborate layers of deception. Look, the whole thing is complicated ok, the socio/econo/political framework is extremely detailed but that's not really what is important, what counts is the spiritual dimension, and its not impossible to fathom out, but we have to get on the right footing, disregarding the various strands of christian apostasy without disregarding the truth about God.