On the “delightful” Melanie Phillips …
Once again, up far too late … and though tired, not feeling the need to sleep.
Perhaps I ought to, but … in the last few days/weeks … I’ve been dreaming that my Dad’s death had been reported to us as a mistake (how, I have no idea) and, following apologies, we are reunited with him after months.
While, this would of course be wonderful, I know it’s not true. Why I’m imagining this, I have no idea.
It is truly upsetting me …..
If, like me, and many others, you’re offended by the Pope’s disgusting interference in the politics of this country, not to mention his rabid homophobia, sexism, racism and general unpleasantness, there’s a petition by Peter Tatchell on the Number 10 website which you ought to sign!
The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.
-Carl Sagan, astronomer and writer (1934-1996)
Have just started reading “The God Delusion” by Richards Dawkins – amazing thus far! I recommend it!
However, I really want to post the opening paragraph from the second chapter:
“The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sado-masochistic, capriciously malevolent bully.”