Friday, July 18, 2008

He took the chance and paid the price

For once the edict ‘cheats never prosper’ appears to have some truth now that Dwain Chambers, the fastest sprinter in the UK this year, has failed in his bid to have his Olympic ban over turned, and rightly so.
With so many cheats in our country, from those who take from others to those who claim illegally from and live on the state it is good to know that common sense has prevailed in this case.
As a law abiding, tax paying citizen you do get a bit peed off with others forever taking advantage of the political correctness and liberalist views this country holds.
No matter what political views you hold it should never allow cheats to benefit from their ill-gotten gains.
Sorry Dwain this is one race you were never going to win with the majority of the general public.

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The Book Thief recommendation

I have just finished reading ‘The Book Thief’, by Markus Zusak, it was that good I have immediately started reading it again, you cannot say that about too many books. The last time I did that was when I read the hobbit when I was a teenager.
If you can get a copy of it The Book Thief it is well worth reading, twice.


Wednesday, July 16, 2008

'The Qur'an' Channel 4 documentary

A Muslim member of the French government, who has backed a court's decision to deny citizenship to a Moroccan woman who wears the burqa, will no doubt be the cause of yet more political and religious fall out. I admire some one for taking this type of step against any practice that purports to have religious founding’s yet is fundamentally used as a means to hold back women, or other groups, in order to further the rights of men. It is no different in this faith as it is in others whereby written scriptures are used and interpreted by fanatics to justify their cause.

I watched a TV documentary called entitled ‘The Qur’an’ in the week that, amongst many other issues, bought into question the origin and misinterpretation of the Qur’an. A part of it went on to explain how the covering of the head with the Niqab began and how it became more popular in the 70’s and 80’s in certain countries. I have since tried to view it again on the internet but cannot find it. If ever it is repeated it is well worth a watch.

My stance on religion stands the same, rid religion of fanatics, starting at the top with those religious leaders whom should not even exist in true Islamic faith and those pompous odious leaders of the Christian faith whom wear frocks yet do not permit women into their upper echelons


Practice your religion in peace and harmony, but above all in equality and harmony with the man or woman next to you, regardless of their religion.

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