Tuesday, June 04, 2013

My Christian Experience Continues

Just to continue my Christian experience theme, after the talk at the City Bible Forum on Thursday evening, I will be singing Christian liturgy all Saturday (8 June).  At 8 pm, my choirs South of the River and Tracey's Trailer Trash, are singing in the Melbourne International Singing Festival Concert - "The Best of the Fest Gospel Spectacular" at the Deakin (formerly BMW) Edge Theatre at Fed Square.  That comes after we sing at a gospel master class at 2 pm and I take a quick detour to St Paul's Cathedral to hear my favourite, Faure's Requiem at 5 pm. I will be more Christian than the Pope.

With this fence sitting, option covering Jewish born atheist having such a Christian liturgical experience I will need someone to pull the splinters out of my bottom.  Any volunteers?

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  1. Mallywallypoos is chronically unemployed. He's your best bet for that gig.

    Unfortunately I'll be unable to assist because of .. umm .. err .. stuff... Yes, thats it .. stuff.

    IMPORTANT stuff.

    Call Mal

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    1. MalcolmS7:43 PM

      "unemployed"?

      Er... no, *retired* is the word.

      Self-funded, rolling in it and proud of the fact :)

      Suck it up dopey.

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    2. Well I never

      Amazing how much money someone can save by never moving out of their mothers basement then. Retired at age twelve you say

      Does she still make your din-dins for you as well cletus? ;)

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  2. MalcolmS7:55 PM

    "My Christian Experience Continues"

    You're just doing the 'sceptic' thing Dick.

    Try everything - accept and know nothing.

    Although I share your fondness for [some]religious music.

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    1. Thanks MalcolmS. Liturgical music veers between the terminally boring to the peerless and uplifting. And by the way, you don't have to look for your tweezers. Dick

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      And by the way, you don't have to look for your tweezers.
      x8

      They're actually his mothers tweezers Richard. ;)

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  3. "Try everything - accept and know nothing"

    You certainly know nothing.

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  4. "With this fence sitting, option covering Jewish born atheist having such a Christian liturgical experience I will need someone to pull the splinters out of my bottom."

    I think one pulls things from one's own arse.

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    1. Perhaps but assistance is always appreciated. Dick

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    2. MalcolmS9:29 PM

      I see you haven't attended to your bowel problem yet Andrew.

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  5. bigbird10:30 PM

    Finally managed to mosey on over to your new site Dick. You sound perilously close to jettisoning your atheism ... what would you call your website then?

    I come back with a new cause I'm involved in, called the Library for All. It's the most exciting project I've been involved in yet, and has massive potential to change the lives of millions of children around the world. If anyone is interested in contributing to their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the pilot, you can do so here.

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    1. Welcome bigbird

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    2. 'ello Tweety.

      I note that your project website has lots of pictures of happy people, but doesnt mention a single one of the titles that you are considering deploying
      So at this point I suspect a boondogle in progress and wont be contributing a cent to your project.

      However on the offchance that something useful may actually be the goal of this project I would like o be involved in some way.

      So I suggest the following titles for your review

      Mackenzie's Ten Thousand Receipts: All the Useful and Domestic Arts
      http://archive.org/details/mackenziestenth00mackgoog

      A Text book of first aid and emergency treatment
      http://archive.org/details/textbookoffirsta00burn

      Manual of Veterinary Microbiology
      http://archive.org/details/manualofveterina00mossuoft

      The humanure handbook
      http://permaculturenews.org/2008/09/18/humanure-handbook-free-download

      Sorry to you and mallypoos but it seems that neither the bible OR "Atlas Farted" made the list of useful books ... again...

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    3. Library for All.
      A sickness in selfish delusion
      Hiya BB

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    4. MalcolmS3:58 AM

      Just what the developing world does NOT want: Christianity and charity.

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    5. Long John silver5:39 AM

      Hi BB. Don't forget to include the Gospel of the FSM:
      http://www.bookdepository.com/Gospel-Flying-Spaghetti-Monster-Bobby-Henderson/9780812976564

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    6. MalcolmS6:22 AM

      zedinhisbigflyingloonyhead: "Sorry to you and mallypoos but it seems that neither the bible OR "Atlas Farted" made the list of useful books ... again..."

      Depends who's doing the counting dopey.

      http://www.modernlibrary.com/top-100/100-best-novels/

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    7. Nice to 'see' you bigbird, and a very worthy cause. I want every child to have the opportunity to explore the world of books. Hope you are able to raise the necessary funds.

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      Depends who's doing the counting dopey.
      x8

      "Depends who's doing the dopey counting" is the grammatically correct form there Dweezel.

      I said "the list of *useful* books", not "the list of *bedtime stories for children*".

      I know its very difficult for you, but do at least TRY to stay in focus

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    9. 8x
      Hi BB. Don't forget to include the Gospel of the FSM:
      x8

      Heresy! Subgenius Pamphlet #1 is the only religious tome required

      http://www.subgenius.com/pam1/pamphlet_p1.html

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    10. Long John Silver6:56 PM

      Blasphemer! Be touched by his noodly appendages.

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    11. Arrrrrggghhhhhh!

      Just remember this, you insufficiently al dente heathen!

      "The difference between Heaven and Hell is which end of the pitchfork you're on."


      Hmmph. So there

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    12. MalcolmS7:52 PM

      zedinhisbigflyingloonyhead: "Subgenius Pamphlet #1 is the only religious tome required"

      Disclaimer: spoken by the movement's mascot.

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    13. 8x
      Disclaimer: spoken by the movement's mascot.
      x8


      Why yes, now you come to mention it.


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-8XMWo16WU


      Hmmm I do believe I have enough time to fit in 9 holes...

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    14. Anonymous12:32 AM

      Great to see you BB. I am sorry to advise though that I am still godless but God has all the best songs. Dick (at a strange computer)

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    15. bigbird3:38 AM

      Re the Library for All, 6 of the top 10 publishers worldwide have signed up to this project, and have agreed to supply 100 titles each free for the pilot stage, and all their educational titles free if the pilot is successful.

      zed, this is not my project - it is initiated by the wife of the friend who ran across Haiti to raise funds for the Heartline maternity hospital (which is moving along well). They are both Christians, but the project is to supply electronic books to the third world's classrooms - it has nothing to do with pushing Christianity on schoolchildren.

      It sounds bizarre to supply electronic books initially, but it turns out that it costs $90/year/child to supply books to Haiti schoolchildren (primarily because books are expensive to ship), and e-readers can be purchased now for $43, and wifi is spreading rapidly in the third world, even in Haiti. Their pilot school in Haiti is having wifi installed now, and they use solar cells to recharge the readers.

      There's quite a good article on the Library for All project here.

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    16. bigbird3:42 AM

      Malcolm, just what the developing world desperately needs - books for their children. In Haiti, some schools have one book per grade. Without education, not much changes.

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  6. MalcolmS2:06 AM

    "Finally managed to mosey on over to your new site Dick"

    Yawn!! But not without the begging bowl I note.

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    1. bigbird3:45 AM

      Never afraid to bring out the begging bowl to ask for help for people who desperately need it. And I never promote anything I haven't already put my money and effort behind already.

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  7. A Jew and an atheist? now, Dick, my good friend, how does that work?

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    1. MalcolmS3:47 AM

      It's really simple og.

      Dick is Jewish but does not believe in God.

      That's quite common in our secular age.

      Hope that helps.

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      That's quite common in our secular age.
      x8

      "Ages" arent "secular", "people" are.

      Hope that helps

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    3. MalcolmS7:40 PM

      zedinhisbigflyingloonyhead: ""Ages" arent "secular", "people" are"

      Ages are most definitely secular if that is the dominant worldview operating. In exactly the same way that the middle ages was "religious" and the ancient world was "pagan." Get a grip dopey.

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    4. 8x
      the middle ages was "religious" and the ancient world was "pagan."
      x8

      Don't look now, but your "obvious" christian perspective is showing there twiddles.

      You abandoned christianity didn't you? That is to say, your "atheism" isn't of the natural variety?

      Don't mind me. No need to answer.

      I'm just "getting a grip" on dopey ;)

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    5. MalcolmS9:17 PM

      zedinhisbigflyingloonyhead: "Don't look now, but your "obvious" christian perspective is showing there twiddles"

      No it's not dopey.

      "I'm just "getting a grip" on dopey ;)"

      Leave the Seven Dwarfs alone please.

      This is a family blog.

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    6. rofl

      That actually gave me a chuckle.

      Well done twiddles! ;)

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  8. Jewish but does not believe in God.
    I repeat, huh?

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    1. MalcolmS5:48 AM

      It happens in Christianity also.

      Ever heard of "Negative Theology"?

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    2. 8x
      Ever heard of "Negative Theology"?
      x8

      Correct.

      Theres also a rather curious negative form of the religion of objectivism called "nobjectivism".

      Odd religion, only one follower...

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    3. Anonymous12:35 AM

      Dear Oh Great and Powerful Og,
      It does also happen in Christianity to. I have met with the Christian Humanists. This is a separation of the monotheistic belief from the rest of the historical, cultural and social aspects.
      Dick

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  9. I wouldn't worry about splinters.
    You'll probably be numb all over after enduring all that happy clapping.

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