Dalai Lama Drama

20 05 2007

Yes, the lame title of this post is blatantly stolen from the headline of the Age’s article of a couple of days ago.

This is the latest news from the Dalai Lama’s website.

An interesting release as we (Australia) prepare to play host to His Holiness in the coming months.

Also of interest is the whole debacle about which (if any) major Australian political leaders will meet with the Dalai Lama during his Antipodean visit reported here. Frankly a bit of a sad, and indeed embarrassing episode for Australia. Yet again we see PM Howard bowing to powerful world leaders above his own morals and Rudd simply riding on the wave of public opinion, forgetting that he actually possesses a brain of his own.


Jerry Falwell dead at 73 – alas

16 05 2007

Breaking News!!! Jerry Falwell, right-wing evangelist extraordinaire has died at 73. Link to story here. More on this later

Memorable Quotes:

“I had a student ask me, “Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?” Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed”

“AIDS is not just God’s punishment for homosexuals; it is God’s punishment for the society that tolerates homosexuals”

“It appears that America’s anti-Biblical feminist movement is at last dying, thank God, and is possibly being replaced by a Christ-centered men’s movement which may become the foundation for a desperately needed national spiritual awakening”

“[homosexuals are] brute beasts…part of a vile and satanic system [that] will be utterly annihilated, and there will be a celebration in heaven.”

“Billy Graham is the chief servant of Satan in America”

Not to mention the famous Tinky-Winky controversy

Ah, what a sad loss for the world…

How do you catch a unique bunny? Unique up on it!

11 04 2007

For more *hilarious* Easter jokes where this one came from, visit easterhumor.com. WARNING: Among other exceedingly lame jokes are the completely random. For instance, Q. “What do you call a duck that just doesn’t fit in?” A. “Mallardjusted.” Can’t breathe for laughing.

Jesus roadsign courtesy of newscom.com

Check out this one while you’re at it – a great article from PR Newswire

Unlikely Places Americans Find God this Easter