Friday, December 22, 2006

Halleluiah!
its Christmas


Things dat sound dirty at christmas, but aren't
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All u want to no about JAZZ
by Michele
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u guys make my Christmas Merry




Long time ago in Bethlehem
So the Holy Bible say
Mary's boy child, Jesus Christ
Was born on Christmas day

Hark, now hear the angels sing
A new King born today
And man will live for evermore Because of Christmas day

Trumpets sound and angels sing
Listen what they say
That Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas day

While shepherds watched their flock by night
Them see a bright new shining star
Them heard a choir sing
The music seemed to come from afar

Now, Joseph and his wife, Mary Come to Bethlehem that night
Them find no place to born she child
Not a single room was in sight

Hark, now hear the angels sing
A new King born today
And man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas day

Trumpets sound and angels sing
Listen what they say
That Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas day

By and by, they find a little nook
In a stable all forlorn
And in a manger cold and dark
Mary's litlle Boy was born

Trumpets sound and angels sing
Listen what they say
That Man will live for evermore
Because of Christmas day

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://www.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/12inter.htm

'Religion gives good people bad reasons to be good'

Anonymous said...

all religiions should be banned world wide it is purely supposition misleading and has in the past created division and 99% of all conflict, it is akin to witchcraft and other lying skulduggery

southpaw said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Michelle said...

merry christmas!

Anonymous said...

Merry Xmas saby

-Anonymous who loves saby

saby said...

Merry Christmas annony mouse
i'd like to visit your hole

saby said...

1. What do you think caused your heterosexuality?

2. When and how did you decide you were a heterosexual?

3. Is it possible that your heterosexuality is just a phase you may grow out of?

4. Is it possible that your heterosexuality stems from a neurotic fear of others of the same sex?

5. If you have never slept with a person of the same sex, is it possible that all you need is a good gay lover?

6. Do your parents know that you are straight? Do your friends and/ or roommate (s) know? How did they react?

7. Why do you insist on flaunting your heterosexuality? Can't you just be who you are and keep it quiet?

8. Why do heterosexuals place so much emphasis on sex?

9. Why do heterosexuals feel compelled to seduce others into their lifestyles?

10. A disproportionate majority of child molesters are heterosexual. Do you consider it safe to expose children to heterosexual teachers?

11. Just what do men and women do in bed together? How can they truly know how to please each other, being so anatomically different?

12. With all the societal support marriage receives, the divorce rate is spiralling. Why are there so few stable relationships among heterosexuals?

13. Statistics show that lesbians have the lowest incidence of sexually transmitted diseases. Is it really safe for a woman to maintain a heterosexual lifestyle and run the risk of disease and pregnancy?

14. How can you become a whole person if you limit yourself to compulsive, exclusive heterosexuality?

15. Considering the menace of overpopulation, how could the human race survive if everyone were heterosexual?

16. Could you trust a heterosexual therapist to be objective? Don't you feel s/he might be inclined to influence you in the direction of her/his own leanings?

17. There seem to be very few happy heterosexuals. Techniques have been developed that might enable you to change if you really want to. Have you considered trying aversion therapy?

18. Would you want your child to be heterosexual, knowing the problems that s/he would face?

You do get the point, right?


dis was posted on a les blog

Łóòň Ġãĺ said...

Thanks, to you too Saby :)

Anonymous said...

Today in History

1997 Woody Allen, 62 weds Soon-Yi Previn 27, adopted daughter of Mia Farrow

Anonymous said...

'Religion gives good people bad reasons to be good'

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December 12, 2006
He's used to taking on religion and profiting from the experience.
Sam Harris, the author of one of the most controversial bestsellers in recent years, Letter to a Christian Nation, had also written another bombshell book, The End of Faith.

Letter to a Christian Nation has been on The New York Times bestseller list for more than four weeks now.

Harris, who spent several months in India more than a decade ago to learn meditation and yoga, has been an atheist for more than 20 years.

In his new book, he addresses the concerns of non-Judaic religions in America about the Ten Commandments being taken more seriously than before. He also argues eloquently why Jainism offers a better moral framework than Christianity.

Harris, a graduate in philosophy from Stanford University, has for 20 years studied Eastern and Western religious traditions and a variety of contemplative disciplines. He is now completing a doctorate in neuroscience.

He spoke to Rediff India Abroad Managing Editor Arthur J Pais on why he objects to organised religion.

Why are you extremely critical of the first four of the Ten Commandments of the Christian faith?

It is because the first four injunctions -- 'You shall have no other gods before me; You shall not make for yourself a graven image; You shall not take the name of the Lord, your God in vain; Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy -- have nothing whatsoever to do with morality.

They forbid the practice of any non-Judeo-Christian faith -- like Hinduism, most religious art, utterances like 'Goddamn it!' and all ordinary work on the Sabbath.

And placing those commandments in government institutions like the courts, as some people demand, could hurt the feelings of non-Christians?

It is difficult to imagine what kind of practical effect it would have, but the First Commandment, if taken literally, makes a religion like Hinduism an abomination. And because Islam also forbids graven images and since many people take the injunction seriously, we run into trouble, say, when there is a caricature of the Prophet published in a newspaper.

Why are you also critical of Christians who believe that Martin Luther King Jr is the best exemplar of their religion?

I am convinced that Jainism is a better guide than the Bible to become a nonviolent activist, like King Jr was. The Christian claim over King Jr as a moral, socially engaged Christian is ironic because he was directly influenced by Gandhi, who was strongly influenced by Jainism.

Christians are convinced that the Ten Commandments are the absolute statement of morality but they should look at Jainism. Mahavira, the founder of Jainism, surpassed the morality, of the Bible in one, in just one sentence: Do not injure, abuse, oppress, enslave, insult, torment, torture or kill any creature or living being.

Christians who swear by the Bible have abused, oppressed, enslaved, insulted, tormented, tortured, and killed people in the name of their scriptures for centuries. Had the Bible contained the teachings of Mahavira as its central precept, perhaps we would be living in a different world.

You are an atheist but if you were to choose a religion would it be Jainism?

I believe one can be a moral being without belonging to any religion. Besides, Jainism has other consequences. I am not a pacifist. I don't want Gandhi or Mahavira to decide our response to someone like Hitler. If we had listened to these two men, we would have continued to be ruled by the Nazis for another millennium.

You are also critical of Christian missionaries, aren't you?

But I also recognise that there are good people among the missionaries, who go to help others in foreign countries, and they have fought against social ills, including bonded labour in India. For these missionaries service goes deeper than their religion.

Religion gives good people bad reasons to be good, while I believe there are good reasons available (to be good). It is possible to work for others because of sheer humanistic, humane impulses.

Take, for example, organisations such as Doctors Without Borders and its members, who do not go around telling people that Jesus was born of a virgin. Nor do they tell people, especially in such regions as sub-Saharan Africa where over four million people die from AIDS every year, that using condoms is a sin. Most Christian missionaries do that.

I have said, repeatedly, that this kind of piety is genocidal.

And that leads us to your comments on Mother Teresa in the book. What do you object to most in her?

She is a classic example of an extraordinarily good person having her moral intuitions clouded by her religion. I had found her at one point to be very inspiring. Even today, I have some respect for her.

There is no denying that she was a great force for compassion, and she did much to awaken others to the reality of suffering. But what she was doing was constrained by her Catholicism.

Her ideas of the nobility of poverty were counterproductive, and her views on abortions were terrible.

She often said, and especially when she accepted the Nobel Prize, that of all evils she had seen in her lifetime, none was more terrible than abortion. She also said that the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion.

I cannot believe that the killing of first-trimester foetuses disturbed her more than all the sufferings she witnessed over six or seven decades.

I think if one is really worried about human sufferings, abortion should rank very low on their list of concerns.

And what would the lawmakers in this country (the US) who proclaim their Christian roots have to say to the fact that God is the most prolific abortionist?

How can you say that God is an abortionist?

Since (people like) Mother Teresa, the Catholic Church and other Christians believe that God takes care of all human beings, they should think of the millions of people who have involuntary miscarriages every day across the world. Their God does not seem to be interested in doing anything about it.

You have also written critically about the harm done by religious moderates in any society, particularly in America. Could you revisit the subject?

Most people think that while religious extremism is problematic and polarising, religious tolerance is the remedy. But I strongly believe religious moderates are giving cover to fundamentalists because of the respect that moderates demand of faith-based talk.

In principle, religious moderation doesn't allow us to be critical of other faiths. Thus, fundamentalism is kept alive, and fundamentalists make very cynical and artful use of the cover they're getting by their political correctness.

You have said your previous book The End of Faith, while being critical of religion itself, was more concerned with Muslim militancy across the world.

I started writing it soon after 9/11 and even while I was working on it, I was worried that it might have a Salman Rushdie kind of effect, but I also knew I had to write the book.

I argued in the book that the last thing we were going to admit was that people were flying planes into our buildings because of what they believed about God.

We came up with euphemisms about this being a war on terror, and Islam being a religion of peace. Worse, we were pushed even further into our own religiosity as a nation.

We began to talk about Osama bin Laden and the extremists of the Muslim world as being the exceptions. Many people compared Osama bin Laden to the Reverend Jim Jones, David Koresh, or some other marginal figure, but I could not be convinced.

I deeply felt that Osama bin Laden's version of Islam is a much more central, plausible version of Islam than people tend to acknowledge.

I argued that the so-called moderates can no longer afford the luxury of political correctness.

As I asserted in the book we must finally recognise the price we are paying to maintain the iconography of our ignorance.

Anonymous said...

the first indian to win the Miss world title
http://specials.rediff.com/news/2006/dec/07sd1.htm

Anonymous said...

Letter to a Christian Nation is a non-fiction book by Sam Harris, written in response to feedback he received following the publication of his first book The End of Faith. The book, a slim volume, is written in the form of an open letter to a Christian. Harris states that his aim is "to demolish the intellectual and moral pretensions of Christianity in its most committed forms." The book was released in September 2006. In October it entered the New York Times Best Seller list at number seven. [1]

Harris addresses his arguments to members of the conservative Christian Right in America. In answer to their appeal to the Bible on all questions of morality, he points to the harsh moral code of the Old Testament (death for adultery, homosexuality, disobedience to parents etc.), and contrasts this with, for example, the complete non-violence of Jainism. Harris argues that the reliance on dogma can create a false morality, which is divorced from the reality of human suffering and the efforts to alleviate it; thus religious objections stand in the way of condom use, stem-cell research, abortion, and the development of a vaccine for the human papilloma virus.

On the intellectual front Harris tackles the problem of evil—the difficulty in believing in a good God who allows disasters like Hurricane Katrina—and the conflict between religion and science. A recent Gallup poll suggested that 53 per cent of Americans are creationists, so Harris spends some time arguing for evolution and against the notion of Intelligent Design.

Harris then widens his argument to consider the variety of religions in the world and their mutual antagonism, drawing attention to the religious basis for many ethnic and inter-communal conflicts. There are those who hope for progress through religious tolerance, mutual respect, and interfaith dialog, but Harris thinks this only makes it more difficult to criticise faith-based extremism. While readily admitting that spiritual experiences can be valuable and life-enhancing, he is concerned that these should not be linked to religious beliefs. He admits that religion may have served some useful purpose for humanity in the past, but argues that it is now the greatest impediment to building a global civilization.

We desperately need a public discourse that encourages critical thinking and intellectual honesty. Nothing stands in the way of this project more than the respect we accord religious faith.

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Anonymous said...

Merry Cristmas Saby! Can't wait to see what your New Year's resolution will be!
To turn over a new leaf and be pleasant to others perhaps?
Hmmm... fat chance!
Anyway have a good one!

Oh! I nearly forgot! Is that wedding bells I hear in 2007 ???
Ha!Ha!Ha!Ha!

saby said...

TANKS Annonymouse for dat portrait of Michele

aint she beautiful

Anonymous said...

u mean michelle is jesus?

Anonymous said...

NO
Jesus is Michele

samuru999 said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS, Saby!

Margie

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Anonymous said...

happy or merry
i want to marry










michele

Anonymous said...

I'm sure my great friend Dave has seen the "heterosexual" list, but I'm going to copy it and send it to him anyway. He will appreciate it!
Happy holidays to all.