Forlorn.of.thee (fa'lo:n ŭv thē), p, my only strength and stay,forlorn of thee, whither shall I betake me, where subsist?
Paradise Lost by John Milton

Friday, January 16, 2009

Whatcha Think About These?

"Want longer lasting SEX?" on 12 metre billboards

"There’s probably no God – now stop worrying and enjoy your life" on 800 buses across the UK

"ISLAM: The Way of Life of Abraham, Moses, Jesus and Muhammad."
on 290 buses in Broward County FL

A quarter of Australians say it is perfectly acceptable to swear while
doing business, while almost all of the English and Americans
surveyed found it deeply offensive. Read more here.


And finally... some advice please.
Got (...googled) the email address of an ex I haven't
been in touch with for 20+ years.

Should I write?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Some Things Just Don't Change

~ In memory of Shabana ~

In 2007, I blogged about Duaa Khalil Aswad - murdered by a mob of men, about Cindy Sheehan who asked why her son died and about Mary of Bethany, sister to Lazarus, the lady who anointed Jesus.

Today, we remember Shabana whose bullet-riden body was found slumped on the ground in the centre of Mingora's Green Square, strewn with money, CD recordings of her performances and photographs from her albums.

A Taliban leader admitted to the killing because of her un-Islamic vices. He warned that his men had killed her and if any other girls were found performing in the city's Banr Bazaar they would be killed "one by one". Read more at the Telegraph and the Daily Mail.