Posts tagged: Christ



Obama: What’s next?

What barrier to break next? Now that race has finally become irrelevant, nationalism and religion loom large. How to reconcile nationalities and ethnicities? How to achieve peace between religions? Not 'tolerance', but 'peace'. Tolerance is like saying: 'The Muslim errs in good faith'. It means you ...

A different story (Mr. Ellis Lopes)

“A different story” is the latest play by Mr. Ellis Lopes. It will be performed on the first of December 2008, World Aids Day in the Community Centre of Saint Eustatius.

The play is about the dilemma of an 18 year old young man, Timothy, who has Aids and wants to have a girlfriend. His mother ...

Conversation with Joshua Spanner

Joshua Spanner is a member of the Democratic Party and from time to time he seeks publicity to criticize his party and the Government. Some people on Statia call him “The Freedom Fighter”. He’s an independent man, with strong ideas about politics. We talked about his youth, black awareness, the ...

Did the Sabans receive the information that they were looking for?

The Bottom, Saba: State Secretary for Internal and Kingdom Relations Drs. Ank Bijleveld-Schouten visited the island of Saba as part of her information session on the BES islands and held a Town hall meeting at the Auditorium of he Saba University School of Medicine on July 8th 2008.
 
The ...

ALBERT [E = MC2] EINSTEIN’S GOD

Often when asked if he were religious, Albert Einstein gave this answer, “I’m not an atheist. I don’t think I can call myself a pantheist [one who believes the existing universe is God; or one who believes in the worship of all gods]”. What he did believe, it seems, is that nature followed laws ...

The flaw in humanity

This article is the first of many. For many people, much of what is in these articles will be disturbing, to say the least.  For most people many statements will even be unacceptable. The statements made in these articles will understandably require many demonstrations, as they are contrary to much ...

De surinamers op Statia

“Aja, die Surinamers op Statia! Ze komen hier alleen maar omdat ze een Nederlands paspoort willen!”

Laat ze maar praten, bij de viering van 70 jaar Antillen op Fort Oranje, donderdag 10 april, liet de Surinaamse gemeenschap zijn ware gezicht zien. In Nederland kennen we het al, maar om hier op ...

Change; Opium for the Masses?

Obama will bring some change. Important change, even. But not yet the change the whole world needs. It appears we'll have to wait until 2012. That is when shift is supposed to happen. We do not mean this in any mystical sense, although we do not slight mysticism. We are referring to the expected ...

Peaceful Transition to Democracy in Cuba

There is active opposition to the Cuban government, but it is severely hampered by lack of funds, as well as lack of rights to organize. The right to freely organize political parties, trade-unions or any other associations with an independent political agenda is denied in Cuba. And even if it were ...

Faith-based Politics or ‘Themocracy’?

Haven't we had enough of that already? Well, that depends on what you mean by ‘faith'. George Bush apparently believes that ‘faith' means the ‘Christian faith'. He's wrong. There are many faiths (in this sense) and all faith-based states, no matter whether Christian, Jewish, Hindu or Muslim, always ...

Jamaica’s Crime & Failing Capitalism and Socialism

Jamaica's poor have been left to the mercy of violent criminal gangs, Amnesty International says in a new report.  The human rights group said inner-city Jamaicans were being "held hostage" in the battle between gangs and the state. Amnesty said Jamaican authorities had stigmatized and "wilfully ...

Obama: Right Man, in the Right Place, at the Right Time

Obama rose to the occasion. This whole thing about Rev. Jeremiah Wright is a great opportunity for Barack and the more he realizes it, the better he will be able to use the power surge triggered by it, to enhance his own strength. His first speech about it was good, but he can do better still. This ...

Free Tibet

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Monk-Power

It is a new phenomenon, at least for the West. Buddhist monks - in large numbers - take a political stand. They did it last year in Burma (Myanmar) and they are doing it now in Tibet. Of course, they do it peacefully. They will not hurt people, nor destroy people's possessions. That's not their ...

Chavez: crazy no, misguided yes

'10 battalions and tanks to the border! Try crossing our border Uribe, and see what happens! Don't even think it!' Obviously the USA, CIA, FBI etc. are all behind this, Chavez claims (which could well be true, by the way). Meanwhile, Colombian President Alvaro Uribe is asking the International ...

Cuba should adopt Binary Economics

Fidel Castro has finally recognized that he has made a great mistake. His only defense is ‘youth and a misunderstanding of conscience' or something like that, as he recently explained. He has urged more debate on political and economic matters. And very timely indeed! Cuba's people are fed up with ...

Bizarre 17th Century-style Terrorism

By: Caritas Puella
Is it starting up again?  Is it a plane, a weather balloon, or a UFO?  Who knows!, but an amazing sighting took place the day after Christmas 2007 in the skies above Prince Edward Island, Canada.

Home videos posted on the Internet attest to something sensational “stalking” the ...

A Sufi Prayer and a World Anthem

An inspiring e-mail is a joy for ever. Today we received one such: a universal Sufi prayer. According to Wikipedia Sufism, or rather the Sufi Way, is "a science whose objective is the reparation of the heart and turning it away from all else but God". One of the best known Sufi masters, Ibn ‘Ajiba, ...

A Yearlong Christmas Spirit


By Caritas Puella

While blooms are still on the Poinsettia and the Mistletoe has not yet lost its charming spell, a powerful thought comes to mind:  What if the world were like Christmas every day?

With months-long hustle and bustle of preparing for one glorious holiday, all of a sudden everything ...

2008, Beginning of a New Cycle

According to theosophical calculation the year 2008 will mark the beginning of a new cycle. For 2 + 0 + 0 + 8 = 10, which reduces to 1 (for 1 + 0 = 1). Theosophical reduction consists in adding up the digits of a figure until you reach the smallest integer. The number 1 always points to a new ...

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