Saturday, September 01, 2007
The Bible, Belgium, and Bigotry
Ripping Out Hotel Bible Sections Against Homosexuality
AUKLAND, NZ, August 30, 2007
British Actor Ian McKellen who has used the mega-stardom he achieved playing Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings films to promote homosexuality, has admitted to ripping out pages of hotel bibles that refer to homosexuality. In an August 10 interview on New Zealand's TV1 Close Up program McKellen was confronted by the interviewer questioning the truth of the rumour "He's the one, that when he stays in hotels rips the part of the bible out that criticizes homosexuality." "Yes it is true," responded McKellen in even tones. "Its Leviticus 18:22 that I object to, or is it 22:18, I've always got to look it up. Thou shalt not lie with a man as with a woman, it is an abomination. And they, I think the punishment for an abomination was being stoned to death," he said. McKellen added, "I think it's rather obscene and pornographic, and shouldn't be there, so I remove it." Asked how many bibles he has vandalized, McKellen replied, "I have no idea, but other people do it as well, people send me evidence that they have been removing that." McKellen has been vandalizing bibles in the same fashion for at least a few years. He first admitted publicly to the activity in 2004 in an interview with the UK Telegraph.
Ironically, the genius behind the story which gave McKellen his current pedestal - J.R. Tolkien - held that homosexuality was a disorder and was a staunch defender of traditional Catholic teaching on sexual morality. Tolkien's thoughts on human sexuality are most clearly represented in his personal writings. In Tolkein's letter to his then-21 year old son Michael, he warned that illicit sexuality is one of the prime dangers for souls. "The devil is endlessly ingenious, and sex is his favorite subject," he wrote. Tolkien was very aware of the hardships of remaining faithful in marriage, but recognized that in only in God's plan for marriage can happiness be found.
(What an odious little toad this man is. I can just see it now; the very first thing this "Gay Taliban Man" does when getting to his hotel room is riping apart the nearby Bible. Excuse me sir, but that is someone elses' property! "Oh, I respect other peoples' property, he replies, as long as you are not religious". Why does this guy tear out sections of the Bible he hates? Does he think he knows better than everyone else? Why not let other people decide whether they believe what the Bible says or not? This is why people like Ian McKellen and the Afghani Taliban are so much alike; they don't want people reading things that they object too. Ridiculous, absurd, and stupid.)
Why Language Matters
There is a crisis brewing in the sleepy European country of Belgium, and its' all about language. There is a rising sense of separatism in Belgium. Ever since the elections a few months back, the Flemish (Dutch speaking) and Walloon (French speaking) governments have gathered to make a new government. But as expected, the Walloons don't want to work with us, again. If they're so keen on joining France, they should just say so. A poll on a newspaper's website said that 45% of Flemish people wants to seperate from Wallony. Over 70% of people in Holland have told to be interested in joining Flanders with Holland. We are talking about actually splitting an over 150 year old country into two.This country is also obviously centralised around Brussels, which is the core of our national and international transport infrastructure. It is the beating heart of our economy, with the Stock Exchange building right in the middle. Banks have their main office there and so do a lot of major international companies. What would happen to Brussels? Join it with Flanders, or with Wallony, or make it a miniature state, such as Andorra, Monaco and San Marino.
It's just that I'm disgusted by the sense of pride these people still have, they think their language is highly sufficient to live in this country. While our children, also me in the past, are learning to speak French in school, starting at an annually lowering age. The Frenchies only just started giving Dutch class to their children, and also near the Flemish borders and in Brussels. Even in Brussels, children were taught French only, for a very long time, until recently. While Brussels, though it's a community of it's own, with it's own systems and borders, is actually surrounded by Flemish, Dutch speaking territory. I might actually boycot speaking French in Brussels from now on, because it disgusts me that there is hardly any commercial place in Brussels where more than one employee speaks fluent Dutch, if there already is one (rare). Also at my job, where I will continue speaking French, I'm the only Flemish employee. What to do? Maybe the best option IS indeed to join Holland. And let the Walloons join France, with whom they share character. It is true that lots of people are very proud of being Flemish. I think that's only ignited because of they way Wallony ignores that we actually pay them a lot of money, that we could've used to make our lives easier. Even if it's just 10 euros a month of all the taxes we pay. And for anything we do, we have never ever received a well meant 'thank you.', at least not to my memory. By Krisculo.
Duke Rape Prosecutor sent to Jail
Details here, and good riddance! This whole case was nothing more than a prosecutor trying to impress local blacks, throwing a bunch of innocent white guys who suffered death threats from local Black Panther groups. Completely un-American.
Why I like Really Tom Tancredo
GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Tom Tancredo (Colo.) said Friday it is “time the taxpayer gravy train left the New Orleans station” and urged an end to the federal aid to the region that was devastated by Hurricane Katrina two years ago. “The amount of money that has been wasted on these so-called ‘recovery’ efforts has been mind-boggling,” said Tancredo, who is running a long-shot presidential campaign. “Enough is enough.” Citing administration figures, the lawmaker said that $114 billion has been spent on the effort to rebuild a large stretch of the Gulf Coast after the storm hit New Orleans in August 2005 and claimed more than 1,600 lives. “This whole fiasco has been a perfect storm of corruption and incompetence at all levels,” he added. (I live in Colorado).