18 Oct: Daily Homily (Religion & Children) and Tweets

I haven’t done many religion tweets in these posts, so I’ll write about it instead. A couple of weeks ago I once again had proselytizers at the front door. This time, they were from the Seventh Day Adventist Church. One was a man in his 30s or 40s, and the other was a boy of about sixteen. The poor kid was obviously extremely nervous. He told me where he was from and invited me to a meeting at... read more

17 Oct 2017: Homily (NZ Coalitions) and Daily Tweets

It’s been a couple of days, so I thought it was about time I did a tweets post. I’ve been partly writing a “proper” post, and partly taking time off. Spoiler Alert: the “proper” post is about the Iran Nuclear deal, which I support. It’s mostly written, and I know what the rest is going to say. However, I’m not up to writing today, so it’s on the... read more

Tweets and Homily: Fox Blames Clinton for Weinstein

The Twitter-verse is still full of tweets about Harvey Weinstein, which is no surprise. More and more women are coming forward with allegations of sexual harassment, assault, and rape. The MO (method of operation) many of them describe is very similar, which makes them all the more believable. While I was halfway through finding tweets for today’s post, I started playing the episode of Fox... read more

12 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Sexual Predators in Politics) and Tweets

There are, naturally, a lot of tweets about the revolting activities of Harvey Weinstein at the moment. A lot of people are expressing their disgust in suitable terms, all trying to outdo each other with the words they can come up with. Most of them are a load of hypocrites. Yesterday I once again watched ‘The Five’ on Fox News. They had a segment about Harvey Weinstein. I also watched... read more

10 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Compromise in Politics) and Tweets

The United States is rightfully proud of it’s origins. There is an underlying premise in the tweets from that country that comes from the First Amendment of their constitution – that they have freedom of speech. It’s a premise that all of us who live in democracies based on Enlightenment ideals rely on. But politics is broken in the US. It’s been getting worse for years. Those in... read more

8 Oct 2017: Daily Homily and Tweets

I’m happy to report that the New Zealand All Blacks won again! They played the South African Springboks in the early hours of this morning. This was the last game of “The Investec Rugby Championship” competition for both teams for this year. The All Blacks got through without losing a game and won the competition. (The other two teams in the competition are Australia and Argentina. They... read more

6 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Gun Control) and Tweets

After I (finally) finished yesterday’s tweets post, I watched ‘The Five’ on Fox News. (I’d recorded it earlier.) Their first segment was about President Trump’s remarks during his visit to Las Vegas. They played his remarks, and they were good. He read them well, and he sounded sincere.  Trump usually sounds fine when he sticks to the script that others give him. (Personally,... read more

5 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Puerto Rico) and Tweets

Naturally, there are still a lot of tweets about Las Vegas dominating Twitter. In New Zealand, it’s the ‘Breakfast’ news show topping the list. I have no idea why as I don’t watch TV in the mornings. One of our politicians, Winston Peters, is also getting a lot of mentions. I don’t want to check out why as I can’t stand the man. He’s the leader of a small... read more

4 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Praying for Victims) and Tweets

Twitter is still full of tweets about the massacre in Las Vegas. I’m still angry that so many people have to suffer and die because a small number of people want to make huge profits. They are death merchants. Making firearms is a legitimate business if you are supplying the military and security forces of legitimate governments. There is also a genuine use in sport and hunting. Most other uses... read more

3 Oct 2017: Daily Homily (Las Vegas Massacre) and Tweets

I think everyone can guess what most tweets are about today. There’e been yet another mass shooting in the US, this time in Las Vegas. The killer was 64 year-old Stephen Craig Paddock. He shot down onto concert-goers from his 32nd floor hotel room. At the time of writing the number killed is 59 and around 515 are wounded. It’s being called the “deadliest mass shooting in modern American... read more

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