Monthly Archives: April 2012

So did God protect Muamba? Why was Muamba singled out by God?

It is wonderful to see Fabrice Muamba up and about. The quick thinking of the emergency staff and the surgeon in the crowd appear to have saved this young man’s life in a most dramatic way.

However, I now see that he and his friends and manager are claiming that God stepped in to save his life. The supreme nonentity who, according to their beliefs, created the entire universe of hundreds of billions of galaxies, each containing hundreds of millions of stars, happened to be watching Tottenham v Bolton on 16th March 2012 in North London. How wonderful that he performed his miracle to save Muamba’s life!

Now, what about Venkatesh who died during warm up at a game in India the previous day? Did God abandon him because he was not Christian? Was he making a point? “I’ll show them, I’ll let him die and save a Christian in a Spurs game at a Jewish club tomorrow!”

Then just eight days ago Piermario Morosini dies on the pitch while playing for Livorno in Italy. Mind you, he was a Catholic.

What is going through the minds of these people who claim God saved them? Do they not realise that the only people who claim that God saved them are people who are still alive?

Everyone who dies was not saved by God, whether it be people in the planes during 9/11 or caught¬† in the tsunami in Sri Lanka, the earthquake in the Caribbean, the car crash on the A96, the baby in Ethiopia, the drowning hundreds on the Titanic. Why were their prayers unanswered? Don’t give me that guff that God needed them so took them for himself.

Are we supposed to think that God chose to save those in the lifeboats, high ground, in earthquake proof buildings etc.? Anyone who believes such crap really needs their brain testing!

Why would God rescue Muamba, but not Morosini or Venkatesh? Is this a loving all-powerful God? How can born-again bigots believe that a loving God would commit to everlasting damnation a Jewish, Islamic, Hindu or atheist individual just because they don’t accept that Jesus was his son? Get real. Can they not see how ridiculous that is? Even the flat Earth society have better theories.

Little by little, all the religious dogmas are gradually being shown to be wrong. Earth being the centre of the universe being one of the first. People had to die at the hand of so-called pious church leaders to get these idiotic beliefs overturned.

The other day someone told me that because the scientists can’t find enough dark matter around the sun (which shows how an unimportant Radio 4 news item distorts everything) it means scientists are probably wrong about everything. Scientists haven’t not found dark matter, they just have not found it locally and it does not mean they must be wrong about everything else.

PergatoryOne of my sisters believed that the world was only 5,000 years old and that all the fossils were put in the ground to make life interesting for us. She was an intelligent, clever woman, yet went to the eternity of nothingness believing such absolute nonsense.

There is no God, never was a God and hopefully, although we like to play God occasionally, we will never be Gods either. Once the whole world realises this then there might be some chance of peace.

HeavenOne final note. Going to heaven after I die would be my idea of hell. No challenges, no competition, nothing to do except to be forced to praise a nonentity who, if he did exist, had made a dreadful mess of everything he ever touched! Hell indeed!

Oh, yes, and no beer either!

Nice New Welcome To Drumnadrochit Sign – thanks Council!

Drumnadrochit Visitor Information SignNO, NOT THE ONE ON THE RIGHT.

When you work hard to improve business in the area by taking voluntary posts with organisations like the Drumnadrochit Chamber of Commerce and Destination Loch Ness, it really makes you feel good when you see that hard work being supported by thoughtful help from local government.

So, having spent money and a great deal of time refurbishing the Information Board (above) in the main village car park it is so good to see it being augmented by the Highland Council.

As you arrive in the village and see our nice looking information board, the attractive Visitor Information Centre and the lovely planted verges, what brand new sign do you see as you turn in? Well here it is – what do you think? Do you think the “NO” is big enough? Is it RED enough?

Drumnadrochit Visitor Information Sign

We all know that fly tipping in lovely areas needs to be stopped (USA & Canadian readers need to know that this does not mean giving gratuities if you find a fly in your soup). We had a problem with people dumping rubbish beside the recycling bins in this car park and our local councillor, Margaret Davidson,  with Pat Veitch, has managed to get an improved regime in place beside the bins. No doubt she also asked for a sign and there is one now by the recycling bins. It seems some helpful person thought it would be a good idea to put a warning sign at the entrance to the car park, too. Thoughtless overkill.

Tourism is the most important industry in the Highlands of Scotland, but people not in that industry don’t seem to think about how their actions can hurt the industry. Here we have a typical situation where an absolutely thoughtless action has been taken by someone who has not thought, even for a moment, of the impression such a sign gives to our visitors. Especially the giant word “NO“.

Perhaps it is time for courses for council staff on what tourists expect in regions like ours. How would they like it if they were entering a car park in Spain and the main sign they saw was a Spanish version of this sign? Bad first impressions are very difficult to correct.

It happens all the time. “NO OVERNIGHT PARKING” is another example found in laybys. Surely something more positive like “CAMPER VANS – NEXT SITE – 5 MILES” instead should not be beyond the wit of these people.

For sure Margaret will get this sign removed, but why was it put up in the first place? Thoughtlessness by someone! I wonder who this genius was and what position he/she holds?