Mass hysteria at the death of the old bastard Kim Jong-Il but I doubt it’s for him. They’re probably worried that with changes at the top their tenancy in Pyongyang might be cut short and relocation to the fresh air of the countryside beckons. Together with a rural diet of rat and unripe corn. If they’re lucky.
Kinder to admit to being a Christian
“A young woman, in her twenties, was washing clothes in a tributary to the Tumen River (the border between China and North Korea). When packing up the clothes, she dropped what was believed to be a small Bible. The actual words used by the North Korean authorities were “Christianity book” (kiddokyo chaek). Another washer woman reported the girl to the police. According to Interviewee 4, the informer may not have known that the book was a Bible, but all suspicious activity had to be reported to the police. The young woman and her father, looking to be roughly sixty years old, were arrested and held by the local Gukgabowibu police for some three months. During that time, the woman and her father were presumably investigated and interrogated. Apparently, they were deemed guilty of a capital offense. On a summer morning in 1997, the two were taken to a market area near where the Seong Cheon River runs into the Tumen River. The two were accused of trafficking and condemned as traitors to the nation and Kim Jong Il. Interviewee 4 was unaware of any other judicial procedures prior to the announcement of the crime, verdict, and sentence in an extremely brief public “show trial,” which consisted of no more than announcements of the charges and verdict immediately prior to the execution. Teachers and students from elementary (4th grade and up), middle, and high school were assembled, along with persons who had been sent over from the nearby market. Seven police fired three shots each into the two victims, who had been tied to stakes a few meters from the “trial” area. The force of the rifle shots, fired from fifteen meters away, caused blood and brain matter to be blown out of their heads. Interviewee 4 was in the fifth row. She sketched from memory a schematic drawing of the execution scene.”
When Communism goes wrong.
Well not quite. More of a dust up at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem as up to 100 Armenian and Greek Orthodox joined pitched battle wielding brooms and other weapons.
Comical yet degrading.
jedimindless do a lot of videos showing how to play worship songs on guitar. Well worth visiting if you play guitar in a worship setting.
Here’s one from them.
To those of you who are whingeing about how invasive Christmas is, and how you’re expected to ‘enjoy’ the holiday with your non-existent or fractious families and how this false joy is foisted upon you, how it’s just a big commercial scam, I have a message for you.
THE BLAME LIES ENTIRELY WITH CAPITALISM
Go take it out on your MP or nearest banker and leave us God-botherers to get on with celebrating something special to our hearts.
I seem to remember many years ago there was a comedy series on Meridian TV that was broadcast on Friday evening when the pubs had shut. The aim seemed to be to feature new and ‘edgy’ comedians. What always struck me was first their ‘southern middle-classishness’ and secondly their tendency to pick on Christianity as a target of their humour. I didn’t find their comedy particularly funny and in a lot of ways very childish in a ‘sniggerish’ sort of way. Perhaps what I would expect from young up and coming comedians looking for an easy target to portray their humour onto.
In many ways this style of God-botherer bashing has never gone away and has been continued with new comedians and organisations. The thing that does get to me though is that the target is almost always Christianity. Sometimes Jews, maybe Buddhists and Hindus, but very rarely will the things dear to the heart of Islam get the same treatment. One can only wonder why.