Category: Religion & Philosophy

the metaphysical and speculative

True Christians must leave the derelict Church forthwith, en masse

Sounds a strange call but please read on.

It was odds on that the Orthodox Patriarch and Welby were going to clash, as most commenters noted.

The CofE seems to think by being more “liberal” and drifting away from Jesus’ message it becomes more “relevant” and it will attract more members. But the liberal wankerati hate Christianity and wouldn’t be seen dead in a church expect to protest about LGBTXYZ rights.

Meanwhile those who cram the churches every Xmas seeking solace from the alien world Britain has become find the CofE has gone the same way and don’t return until the next Xmas in the vain hope they will find the church of old.

It is about time Welby & Co, as our established church did their job – preach the gospel, call out sinners and tell muslim migrants that the reason you parasites want and can come here is because Christianity founded a generous and tolerant society, so convert or eff off.

Piercing the Sunday morning silence

Were you to stroll through the park early Sunday morning and you heard this ‘not the most brilliant’ bandstand performance:

… then you can always walk away from it. It doesn’t pierce the eardrums, though she’s a caution to be sure.

Less able to be walked away from are the Sunday morning bells, especially when they go rogue [stick with this clip, the second half is amusing, though one sympathises with the poor chap]:

Generally though, those things only ring on Sundays for 15 minutes and at least the idea is that they are melodic. It’s also our culture and history. And frankly, you can at least listen to those accents and they’re not discordant. Yesterday, someone from a jihadi land rang on my buzzer and wanted to come in. I was not rude but just played dumb.

Now, if the local cathedral were to have this coming out of it Sunday morning, not loudly, given the distance we live from it:

… then it’s not something likely to send one into convulsions, is it, unless you’re a satanist.…

The spectre of nuclear war?

On March 18th, 1918, in the French Chamber of Deputies, Georges Clemenceau spoke these words [source Oxford Book of Quotations]:

My home policy: I wage war, my foreign policy: I wage war, all the time I wage war.

If the spectre of the Final War does come close – and the PYB are hellbent on it doing so, to the point their MSM are running it as major headlines today, then it was mooted at least in 2000, by Svali:

There will be continued conflict in the Middle East, with a severe threat of nuclear war being the culmination of these hostilities. An economic collapse that will devastate the economy of the US and Europe, much like the great depression.

One reason that our economy continues limping along is the artificial support that the Federal Reserve had given it, manipulating interest rates, etc. But one day, this won’t work (or this leverage will be withdrawn on purpose) and the next great depression will hit.

The rise of the new orcs

The state of society is reflected in its art but just as the pollsters today are not so much reflecting but shaping opinion – see the recent NBC and CNN polls, shown to be rigged – so art and music can be used to shape opinion – see stark Stalinist dynamism on the Moscow Metro.


Despite a decade or so of unexpected popularity, at least among architects and planners, Brutalism went out of favor by the mid-’70s. Films such as “A Clockwork Orange” turned Brutalist masterpieces into symbols of future dystopia. Planning budgets were slashed, and the Brutalists lost their backers.

Things to come

October 7, 2016

As long as UKIP had the single, over-riding ‘mission’ of achieving exit from the EU by whatever means, then any amount of internal dissent, indiscipline and downright chaos was unimportant because the hymn-sheet had only one verse and they were all singing that same key verse loud and clear.

Now that EU Exit has been all but achieved, that’s when UKIP’s problems start – people start noticing the stuff behind the ‘mission’ (with a helpful media to highlight it) and, if they’re intent of becoming a serious long-term player, that’s not good PR, in fact it’s fatal. Voters conclude that, if they can’t even run their own party, how can they run a council or a government ?

It’s Sientifikully proven, innit?

Scientific American – just how much “probably” and “hope that” can one Sientifik article contain?

This research provides compelling new evidence that myths and folktales follow the movement of people around the globe. It reveals that certain tales probably date back to the Paleolithic period, when humans developed primitive stone tools, and spread together with early waves of migration out of Africa.

My phylogenetic studies also offer insights into the origins of these myths by linking oral stories and legends passed down from generation to generation to motifs that appear in Paleolithic rock art images.

Ultimately I hope my ongoing quest to identify prehistoric protomyths may even offer a glimpse of the mental universe of our ancestors when Homo sapiens was not the only human species on Earth.

Sigh. Constantly attempting to apply physical measurements to the metaphysical. And it wouldn’t matter so much, were science hard and fast but real science, by its very nature, is open-ended and enquiring, always employing caveats, e.g.…